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12 noteworthy Apple innovations in Jobs' reign

We look at 12 noteworthy innovations rolled out under Jobs' leadership at Apple

'iLamp': the iMac G4

In 2002, the second-generation iMac abandoned its predecessor's egg shape in favour of a monitor attached by a swing arm to a quarter-sphere base. Due to its similarity in appearance to the mascot of Pixar, another Steve Jobs company, the iMac G4 was unofficially referred to as the iLamp. It again bundled convenience and design into an all-in-one package.

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Size matters: the Mac mini

With the 2005 introduction of the Mac mini, Steve Jobs realised the vision that he first sought with the NeXTcube workstation, then with the Power Mac G4 Cube. Of the three models of desktop Macs (the others being the iMac and Mac Pro), the Mac mini is the smallest and most affordable. Though not traditionally a top seller for Apple, the Mac mini nonetheless serves a niche purpose as an affordable option for converts from Windows, who already have their own mouse, keyboard and monitor; while the Mac mini server, launched in 2009, is a low-end server option.

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