Tribute to Steve Jobs: Best Apple Creations | Remembering the American icon of our technological generation

By following his heart and intuition, Steve Jobs lived a life he'd proudly call his own, and created a legacy for all of us to look upon, with Apple.

Even after owning a MacBook (1st generation), an iPod, and now the iPhone 4, I am still not the biggest fan of Steve Jobs, or Apple products for that matter. But you got to give it to him for creating what we would call a technological revolution of our time.

Like how he liked to quote Wayne Gretzky,"you don't skate to where the puck is, you skate to where it's going to be." Jobs foresaw something that none of us did, and with relentless intensity and creativity, he created one product after another, that many of us cannot live without.

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” Today, we remember Steve Jobs for not how he passed, but how he lived, and changed almost all our lives. We take a look at the best products Apple has ever created.

iPod Classic

The iPod Classic can store up to 40,000 songs, that is if you can listen to all of them of course.

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPod (first generation) back in 2001, who would have thought that a device the size of a cigarette pack would fit 1000 songs, in your pocket no less? Now, at its sixth generation, the iPod is dubbed as one of the greatest music storage creations of our time.

Now, at a whopping 160GB, the iPod Classic can store up to 40,000 songs (or the equivalent of 200 videos or 25,000 photos). Talk about capacity.

Macbook Air

The Macbook Air is so lightweight, it's the perfect companion for work and travel.

The first Macintosh was introduced back in 1984, making it the first commercially successful personal computer that's built with a mouse and graphical user interface, instead of the command-line interface. But with Windows dominating the personal-computing realm back then, we would see Steve Jobs go on a 12-year hiatus before taking back the reins of Apple in 1997.

He would go on to create a whole new series of Mac, including the latest Macbook Air, that comes in 11 and 13 inch. With flash storage of up to two times faster than a conventional hard drive, everything you do is more responsive and immediate, such as starting up, browsing a large photo library, launching applications, and opening files.

iPad 2

There's now 140,000 apps for the iPad, which is available in the iTunes Store.

When Apple launched the iPad in 2010, three million were sold in 80 days. Yes, you heard us. And by the time the iPad 2 was introduced to the market this year, more than 15 million have been sold.

The iPad 2 features an entirely new design, is 33 percent thinner and almost 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while still maintaining the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. With new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to every iPhone 4, iPod touch and Mac users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi.

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S is the final product launched just a day before Steve Jobs' passing, and is improved with the latest technology called Siri.

Many say that the iPhone 4S was rushed out for Steve Jobs (4S represents "for Steve") as the final product before his passing. And well we must say, the fifth generation iPhone is a beauty. What's new to the latest Apple product would be Siri - using your voice to use your iPhone.

As though it came straight out of a Steven Speilberg movie (think AI), Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. You can ask Siri to do things just by talking like you always do. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back.

Now that's something we ought to look out for.

via Lifestyle Asia

© 2011 Hafiz Halwi
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