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2007: Apple's biggest ever year

Our look at Apple during 2007

2007 will go down as a huge year in Apple's three-decade history. We've taken a look back at Apple's biggest 12 months.

Milestones met

The iPhone wasn't the only device out of Cupertino to reach a significant sales mark in 2007. In April, Apple announced that the 100 millionth iPod was sold, some five-and-a-half years after the music player's debut.

The past year also saw the end of some familiar models. Despite the "classic" moniker, the new full-size iPod marked the demise of the iPod's iconic white exterior. It wasn't the only casualty of 2007, however: the Special Edition U2 iPod's beat didn't go on past September either. Finally, Apple's foray into the bookshelf market from the previous year, the iPod Hi-Fi, shuffled off this mortal coil as well, falling prey to the plethora of other quality iPod-compatible speaker systems on the market.

Get ready for 2008

How does Apple follow up such a busy year on the iPhone and iPod fronts? Look for the iPhone to remain in the headlines, as its global presence continues to expand and a new version featuring high-speed 3G technology appears sometime during the year.

As for the iPod, expect more of the same from the industry's leading music player. At this time last year, we saw very little reason to expect the iPod to loosen its grip on the hearts and minds of consumers; that seems especially true as we head into 2008.


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