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[August 13, 2014]

Top 10 best Apple products [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]

(China Daily: Hong Kong Edition Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter.


Apple started as a computer company April 1, 1976 -- and in those 37 years, has gone from making just computers to making a number of products the masses love and clamor for year in and year out.

Let's have a look at 10 of the best Apple products ever made.

No 10 Apple II Apple II was the fastest-selling personal computer of its time, and was designed primarily by Wozniak. Apple's first big-time computer cost consumers $1,298 when it first went on sale, it generated Apple Computer $79 million in revenue during 1979.

An Apple II computer on display at a privately-owned museum of Apple IT equipment, Msocow, 27, 2012. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 9 Mac Originally named the Apple Macintosh, the Mac took the personal computing revolution to a level the Apple II never did. Unlike the Apple II, the Mac was not expandable and cost users $2,495.

File photo shows Apple CEO Steven Jobs, left and President John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh Desktop Computer in January 1984 at a shareholder meeting in Cupertino, California, January 1984. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 8 iMac In 1998, the company announced the iMac series of computers, starting with the iMac 3G. The iMac 3G was an all-in-one personal computer, with the monitor and CPU in one system, and it was the first computer where you could actually see the inside.

Apple founder and current chief Steve Jobs holds the iMac that has become the hottest-selling computer on the market, Feb 19, 1999. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 7 iTunes Apple introduced iTunes, a digital jukebox of sorts, in January 2001. The program's big innovation was allowing a user to store all the songs on a computer in one place. Unlike many of Apple's products, iTunes is a free download.

The iTunes app runs on an iPad in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2014. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 6 iPod In October 2001, Apple changed the world yet again, by introducing consumers to the iPod. It was described as being able to have a "thousand songs in your pocket." The first iPods went on sale on Nov 10, 2001.

Eddy Cue, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services, speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept 12, 2012. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b   No 5 iPod Video The iPod may have changed the way we listened to music, but the iPod Video changed the way we watch videos. The iPod Video was the first iPod available in colors other than white, as black was introduced. The 30 GB model cost buyers $299, and the 60 GB model cost $399.

Apple announces a video iPod that plays music videos, video podcasts, Pixar Short Films, and popular television shows such as "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" in San Jose, California, Oct 12, 2005. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 4 iPhone The first iPhone was unveiled at Macworld 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and was very pricey. The first two models, a 4 GB version and an 8 GB version, cost $499 and $599, respectively.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco, Jan 9, 2007. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 3 iPhone 5s The iPhone proved to be a big hit and get people talking, but not until the iPhone 5s did Apple truly show the capabilities of how a smartphone could overtake the PC and other mobile devices for all your computing needs.

A customer configures the fingerprint scanner technology built into iPhone 5S at an Apple store in Beijing, Sept 20, 2013. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 2 iPad In April 2010, Apple announced the iPad, which breathed new life into an ailing tablet market that no other tech company had been able to successfully crack. According to Reuters via iSuppli, 12.9 million iPads were shipped as of Dec 10, 2010, including 300,000 sold the first day it was available.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Air on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013, in San Francisco. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b  No 1 Mac OS X Apple has always been known for making exceptionally beautiful hardware, but its software has also been a thing of beauty, as Mac OS X has been the standard for years now.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the new Apple Mac OS X Lion (10.7) at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif, Oct 20, 2010. [Photo/IC] Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco  Apple goes green to mark Earth Day  Apple to buy Beats for about $3b    (c) 2014 China Daily Information Company. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

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