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AirPort
AirPort
is the name given to a series of products by Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
using the (Wi-Fi) protocols (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac). These products comprise a number of wireless routers and wireless cards. The AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
name was originally intended to signify the addition of the 802.11g protocol to these products. In Japan, the line of products is marketed under the brand AirMac[1] due to previous registration by I-O Data.[2]

Contents

1 Overview 2 AirPort
AirPort
routers

2.1 AirPort
AirPort
Base Station 2.2 AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station 2.3 AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11n 2.4 AirPort
AirPort
Express 2.5 AirPort
AirPort
Time Capsule

3 AirPort
AirPort
cards

3.1 AirPort
AirPort
802.11b card 3.2 AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11g cards 3.3 Integrated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11a/b/g and /n cards 3.4 Integrated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11ac cards

4 Security 5 AirPort
AirPort
Disk 6 See also 7 Notes 8 External links

Overview[edit] AirPort
AirPort
debuted on July 21, 1999, at Macworld
Macworld
New York,[3] with Steve Jobs picking up an i Book
Book
supposedly to give the cameraman a better shot as he surfed the Web. The initial offering consisted of an optional expansion card for Apple's new line of i Book
Book
notebooks and an AirPort
AirPort
Base Station. The AirPort
AirPort
card (a repackaged Lucent
Lucent
ORiNOCO Gold Card PC Card
PC Card
adapter) was later added as an option for almost all of Apple's product line, including PowerBooks, eMacs, iMacs, and Power Macs. Only Xserves do not have it as a standard or optional feature. The original AirPort
AirPort
system allowed transfer rates up to 11 Mbit/s and was commonly used to share Internet access and files between multiple computers. On January 7, 2003, Apple introduced AirPort
AirPort
Extreme, based on the 802.11g specification, using Broadcom's BCM4306/BCM2050 two-chip solution. AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
allows theoretical peak data transfer rates of up to 54 Mbit/s, and is fully backward-compatible with existing 802.11b wireless network cards and base stations. Several of Apple's desktop computers and portable computers, including the MacBook
MacBook
Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, and iMac shipped with an AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
(802.11g) card as standard. All other modern Macs have an expansion slot for the card. AirPort
AirPort
and AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
cards are not physically compatible: AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
cards cannot be installed in older Macs, and AirPort cards cannot be installed in newer Macs. The original AirPort
AirPort
card was discontinued in June 2004. On June 7, 2004, Apple released the AirPort Express
AirPort Express
base station as a "Swiss Army knife" product. It can be used as a portable travel router, using the same AC connectors as on Apple's AC adapters; as an audio streaming device, with both line-level and optical audio outputs; and as a USB printer sharing device, through its USB host port. On January 9, 2007, Apple unveiled a new AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
(802.11 Draft-N) Base Station, which introduced 802.11 Draft-N to the Apple AirPort
AirPort
product line. This implementation of 802.11 Draft-N can operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ISM bands, and has modes that make it compatible with 802.11b/g and 802.11a. The number of Ethernet
Ethernet
ports was increased to four—one nominally for WAN, three for LAN, but all can be used in bridged mode. A USB port was included for printers and other USB devices. The Ethernet
Ethernet
ports were later updated to Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
on all ports. The styling is similar to that of the Mac Mini
Mac Mini
and Apple TV.[4] On January 15, 2008, Apple introduced Time Capsule, an AirPort
AirPort
Extreme (802.11 Draft-N) with an internal hard drive. The device includes software to allow any computer running a reasonably recent version of Mac OS or Windows to access the disk as a shared volume. Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 and later, which includes the Time Machine feature, can use the Time Capsule as a wireless backup device, allowing automatic, untethered backups of the client computer. As an access point, the unit is otherwise equivalent to an AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
(802.11 Draft-N), with four Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
ports and a USB port for printer and disk sharing. On March 17, 2008, Apple released an updated AirPort Express
AirPort Express
Base Station with 802.11 Draft-N 2x2 radio. All other features (analog and digital optical audio out, single Ethernet
Ethernet
port, USB port for printer sharing) remained the same. At the time, it was the least expensive ($99) device to handle both frequency bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) in 2x2 802.11 Draft-N.[5] On March 3, 2009, Apple unveiled AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
and Time Capsule products with simultaneous dual-band 802.11 Draft-N radios. This allows full 802.11 Draft-N 2x2 communication in both 802.11 Draft-N bands at the same time.[6] On October 20, 2009, Apple unveiled the updated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
and Time Capsule products with antenna improvements (the 5.8 GHz model). On June 21, 2011, Apple unveiled an updated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station, referred to as AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11n (5th Generation).[7] Current AirPort
AirPort
base stations and cards work with third-party base stations and wireless cards that conform to the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11 Draft-N and 802.11 Final-N networking standards. It is not uncommon to see wireless networks composed of several types of AirPort
AirPort
base station serving old and new Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and Linux
Linux
systems. Apple's software drivers for AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
also support some Broadcom
Broadcom
and Atheros-based PCI Wireless adapters when fitted to Power Mac computers. Due to the nature of Draft-N hardware, there is no assurance that the new model will work with 802.11 Draft-N routers and access devices from other manufacturers. AirPort
AirPort
routers[edit]

Evolution of chipsets

An AirPort
AirPort
router is used to connect AirPort-enabled computers to the Internet, each other, a wired LAN, and/or other devices. AirPort
AirPort
Base Station[edit]

Original (Graphite) AirPort
AirPort
Base Station

The original AirPort
AirPort
Base Station (known as Graphite, model M5757, part number M7601LL/B) features a dial-up modem and an Ethernet
Ethernet
port. It employs a Lucent
Lucent
WaveLAN Silver PC Card
PC Card
as the Radio, and uses an embedded AMD Elan processor. It was released July 21, 1999. The Graphite AirPort
AirPort
Base Station is functionally identical to the Lucent RG-1000 wireless base station and can run the same firmware. Due to the original firmware-locked limitations of the Silver card, the unit can only accept 40-bit WEP encryption. Later aftermarket tweaks can enable 128-bit WEP on the Silver card. Aftermarket Linux
Linux
firmware has been developed for these units to extend their useful service life. A second generation model (known as Dual Ethernet
Ethernet
or Snow, model M8440, part number M8209LL/A) was introduced on November 13, 2001. It features a second Ethernet
Ethernet
port when compared to the Graphite design, allowing for a shared Internet connection with both wired and wireless clients. Also new (but available for the original model via software update) was the ability to connect to and share America Online's dial-up service—a feature unique to Apple base stations. This model is based on Motorola's PowerPC
PowerPC
855 processor and contained a fully functional original AirPort
AirPort
Card, which can be removed and used in any compatible Macintosh
Macintosh
computer. AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station[edit]

AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station

Three different configurations of model A1034 are all called the " AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station": 1. M8799LL/A – 2 ethernet ports, 1 USB port, external antenna connector, 1 56k (V.90) modem port 2. M8930LL/A – 2 ethernet ports, 1 USB port, external antenna connector 3. M9397LL/A – 2 ethernet ports, 1 USB port, external antenna connector, powered over ethernet cable (PoE/UL2043) The AirPort
AirPort
Base Station was discontinued after the updated AirPort Extreme was announced on January 7, 2003. In addition to providing wireless connection speeds of up to a maximum of 54 Mbit/s, it adds an external antenna port and a USB port. The antenna port allows the addition of a signal-boosting antenna, and the USB port allows the sharing of a USB printer. A connected printer is made available via Bonjour's "zero configuration" technology and IPP to all wired and wireless clients on the network. The CPU
CPU
is an AU1500-333MBC Alchemy (processor). A second model (M8930LL/A) lacking the modem and external antenna port was briefly made available, but then discontinued after the launch of AirPort Express
AirPort Express
(see below). On April 19, 2004, a third version, marketed as the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station (with Power over Ethernet
Ethernet
and UL 2043), was introduced that supports Power over Ethernet
Ethernet
and complies to the UL 2043 specifications for safe usage in air handling spaces, such as above suspended ceilings. All three models support the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) standard. The model introduced in January 2007 does not have a corresponding PoE, UL-compliant variant. An AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station can serve a maximum of 50 wireless clients simultaneously. AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11n[edit] Main article: AirPort
AirPort
Extreme

AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11n

The AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
was updated on January 9, 2007, to support the 802.11n protocol. This revision also adds two LAN ports for a total of three.[8] It now more closely resembles the square-shaped 1st generation Apple TV
Apple TV
and Mac Mini, and is about the same size as the mini. The new AirPort
AirPort
Disk feature allows users to plug a USB hard drive into the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
for use as a network-attached storage (NAS) device for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
clients.[9] Users may also connect a USB hub and printer. The performance of USB hard drives attached to an AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
is slower than if the drive were connected directly to a computer. This is due to the processor speed on the AirPort
AirPort
extreme. Depending on the setup and types of reads and writes, performance ranges from 0.5 to 17.5 MB/s for writing and 1.9 to 25.6 MB/s for reading.[10] Performance for the same disk connected directly to a computer would be 6.6 to 31.6 MB/s for writing and 7.1 to 37.2 MB/s for reading. The AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
has no port for an external antenna. On August 7, 2007, the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
began shipping with Gigabit Ethernet, matching most other Apple products. On March 19, 2008, Apple released a firmware update for both models of the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
to allow AirPort
AirPort
Disks to be used in conjunction with Time Machine, similar to the functionality provided by Time Capsule.[11] On March 3, 2009, Apple unveiled a new AirPort
AirPort
Extreme with simultaneous dual-band 802.11 Draft-N radios. This allows full 802.11 Draft-N 2x2 communication in both 802.11 Draft-N bands at the same time. On October 20, 2009, Apple unveiled an updated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station with antenna improvements. On June 21, 2011, Apple unveiled an updated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station, referred to as AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11n (5th Generation). AirPort
AirPort
Express[edit] Main article: AirPort
AirPort
Express

AirPort Express
AirPort Express
base station

AirPort Express
AirPort Express
2012

The AirPort Express
AirPort Express
is a simplified and compact AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station. It allows up to 50 networked users, and includes a feature called AirTunes (predecessor to AirPlay). The original version (M9470LL/A, model A1084) was introduced by Apple on June 7, 2004,[12] and includes an analog–optical audio mini-jack output, a USB port for remote printing or charging the iPod (iPod Shuffle only), and a single Ethernet
Ethernet
port. The USB port cannot be used to connect a hard disk or other storage device. The AirPort Express
AirPort Express
functions as a wireless access point when connected to an Ethernet
Ethernet
network. It can be used as an Ethernet-to-wireless bridge under certain wireless configurations. It can be used to extend the range of a network, or as a printer and audio server. Curiously, allowing for minor changes in manufacturing processes, the 1st generation AirPort Express
AirPort Express
was the second longest-lived industrial design of any current Apple product. The longest lived is the Power Mac G5 / Mac Pro
Mac Pro
which was introduced a year earlier in June 2003. In 2012, the AirPort Express
AirPort Express
took on a new shape, similar to that of the second and third generation Apple TV. The new product also features two 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet
Ethernet
LAN ports. AirPort
AirPort
Time Capsule[edit] Main article: AirPort
AirPort
Time Capsule The AirPort Time Capsule is a version of AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
with a built-in hard-drive currently coming in either 2 TB or 3 TB sizes, with a previous version having 1 TB or 500 GB. It features a built-in design that, when used with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard, automatically makes incremental data backups. Acting as a wireless file server, AirPort Time Capsule can serve to back up multiple Macs. It also includes all AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
(802.11 Draft-N) functionality. On March 3, 2009, the Time Capsule was updated with simultaneous dual-band 802.11 Draft-N capability, remote AirPort
AirPort
Disk accessibility through Back to My Mac, and the ability to broadcast a guest network at the same time as an existing network. On October 20, 2009, Apple unveiled the updated Time Capsule with antenna improvements resulting in wireless performance gains of both speed and range. Also stated is a resulting performance improvement/time reduction on Time Capsule backups of up to 60%. During June 2011, Apple unveiled the updated Time Capsule with a higher capacity 2 TB and 3 TB. They also changed the wireless card from a Marvell chip to a Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM4331 chip. When used in conjunction with the latest 2011 MacBooks, MacBook
MacBook
Pros, and MacBook Airs (which also use a Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM4331 wireless chip), the wireless signal is improved due to Broadcom's Frame Bursting technology.[10] On June 10, 2013, Apple renamed the Time Capsule to the AirPort
AirPort
Time Capsule and added support for the 802.11ac standard.[13] AirPort
AirPort
cards[edit] An AirPort
AirPort
card is an Apple-branded wireless card used to connect to wireless networks such as those provided by an AirPort
AirPort
Base Station. AirPort
AirPort
802.11b card[edit] The original model, known as simply AirPort
AirPort
card, was a re-branded Lucent
Lucent
WaveLAN/Orinoco Gold PC card, in a modified housing that lacked the integrated antenna. It was designed to be capable of being user-installable. It was also modified in such a way that it could not be used in a regular PCMCIA slot (at the time it was significantly cheaper than the official WaveLAN/Orinoco Gold card). An AirPort
AirPort
card adapter is required to use this card in the slot loading iMacs. AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11g cards[edit] Corresponding with the release of the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station, the AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
card became available as an option on the current models. It is based on a Broadcom
Broadcom
802.11g chipset and is housed in a custom enclosure that is mechanically proprietary, but is electrically compatible with the Mini PCI
Mini PCI
standard. It was also capable of being user-installed. Variants of the user installable AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
card are marked A-1010 (early North American spec), A-1026 (current North American spec), A-1027 (Europe/Asia spec (additional channels)) and A-1095 (unknown). A different 802.11g card was included in the last iteration of the PowerPC-based PowerBooks and iBooks. A major distinction for this card was that it was the first "combo" card that included both 802.11g as well as Bluetooth. It was also the first card that was not user-installable. It was again a custom form factor, but was still electrically a Mini PCI
Mini PCI
interface for the Broadcom
Broadcom
WLAN chip. A separate USB connection was used for the on-board Bluetooth
Bluetooth
chip. The AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
(802.11g) card was discontinued in January 2009. Integrated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11a/b/g and /n cards[edit] As 802.11g began to come standard on all notebook models, Apple phased out the user-installable designs in their notebooks, iMacs and Mac Minis by mid-2005, moving to an integrated design. AirPort
AirPort
continued to be an option, either installed at purchase or later, on the Power Mac G5 and the Mac Pro. With the introduction of the Intel-based MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro
in January 2006, Apple began to use a standard PCI Express mini card. The particular brand and model of card has changed over the years; in early models, it was Atheros
Atheros
brand, while since late 2008 they have been Broadcom cards. This distinction is mostly of concern to those who run other operating systems such as Linux
Linux
on MacBooks, as different cards require different device drivers. The MacBook
MacBook
Air Mid 2012 13",[14] MacBook
MacBook
Air Mid 2011 13"[15] and MacBook
MacBook
Air Late 2010 (11", A1370[16] and 13", Model A1369[17]) each use a Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM 943224 PCIEBT2 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
card (main chip BCM43224: 2 × 2 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz[18]). The MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro
Retina Mid 2012[19] uses Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM94331CSAX (main chip BCM4331: 3 x 3 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, up to 450Mbit/s). In early 2007, Apple announced that most Intel Core 2 Duo-based Macs, which had been shipping since November 2006, already included AirPort Extreme cards compatible with the draft-802.11 Draft-N specification. Apple also offered an application to enable 802.11 Draft-N functionality on these Macs for a fee of $1.99, or free with the purchase of an AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
base station.[4] Starting with Leopard, the Draft-N functionality was quietly enabled on all Macs that had Draft-N cards. This card was also a PCI Express mini design, but used three antenna connectors in the notebooks and iMacs, in order to use a 2 × 3 MIMO antenna configuration. The cards in the Mac Pro
Mac Pro
and Apple TV have 2 antenna connectors and support a 2 × 2 configuration. The Network Utility application located in Applications → Utilities can be used to identify the model and supported protocols of an installed AirPort
AirPort
card.[20][clarification needed] Integrated AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11ac cards[edit] The Macbook Air Mid 2013 uses a Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM94360CS2 (main chip BCM4360: 2 x 2 : 2[21]).[22] Security[edit] AirPort
AirPort
and AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
support a variety of security technologies to prevent eavesdropping and unauthorized network access, including several forms of cryptography. The original graphite AirPort
AirPort
base station used 40-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). The second generation model (known as Dual Ethernet
Ethernet
or Snow) AirPort
AirPort
base station, like most other Wi-Fi products, used 40-bit or 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
and Express base stations retain this option, but also allow and encourage the use of Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA) and, as of July 14, 2005, WPA2. AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
cards, using the Broadcom
Broadcom
chipset, have the Media Access Control layer in software. The driver is closed source. AirPort
AirPort
Disk[edit] The AirPort
AirPort
Disk feature shares a hard disk connected to an AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule (though not AirPort
AirPort
Express), as a small-scale NAS. AirPort
AirPort
Disk can be accessed from Windows and Linux
Linux
as well as Mac OS X using the SMB/CIFS protocol for FAT volumes, and both SMB/CIFS and AFP for HFS+ partitions. NTFS- or exFAT-formatted volumes are not supported. Although Windows does not natively support HFS+, an HFS+ volume on an AirPort
AirPort
Disk can be easily accessed from Windows. This is because the SMB/CIFS protocol used to access the disk, and hence access from Windows is filesystem-independent. Therefore, HFS+ is a viable option for Windows as well as OS X users, and more flexible than FAT32 as the latter has a 4 GiB file size limit. Recent firmware versions cause the internal disk and any external USB drives to sleep after periods of time as short as 2 minutes.[citation needed] A caveat of the use of AirPort
AirPort
Disk is that the AFP port 548 is reserved for the service, which then does not allow for simultaneous use of port forwarding to provide AFP services to external users. This is also true of a Time Capsule setup for use as a network-based Time Machine Backup location, its main purpose and default configuration. An AirPort
AirPort
administrator must choose between using AirPort
AirPort
Disk and providing remote access to AFP services.[citation needed] The AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
or Time Capsule will recognize multiple disks connected via a USB hub. Hard drives over 3 TB are not recognized. Apple's specifications pages do not mention this limitation.[citation needed] As of March 2013, no firmware upgrade is available to remedy this issue.[citation needed] See also[edit]

AirPlay Apple TV iTunes Sleep Proxy Service[23] AirPort
AirPort
Time Capsule Timeline of Apple products Wi-Fi Wireless access point Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11

Notes[edit]

^ "アップル – AirMac Express". Apple, Inc. Retrieved June 22, 2008.  ^ "Wn-Apg/A". Iodata.jp. September 15, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2012.  ^ Video of Macworld
Macworld
NY 1999 Keynote on YouTube ^ a b "Apple Introduces New AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
with 802.11n". Apple. January 9, 2007.  ^ Fleishman, Glenn (March 10, 2008). " AirPort Express
AirPort Express
Base Station (Early 2008) – Technical Specifications". Db.tidbits.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012.  ^ " AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Base Station (802.11 Draft-N) – Technical Specifications". Support.apple.com. June 14, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2012.  ^ " AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Setup Guide" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2012.  ^ Apple.com – AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
Product page. ^ Apple.com – AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
– Sharing Archived August 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on January 17, 2007. ^ a b " Airport
Airport
Extreme (5th Gen) and Time Capsule (4th Gen) Review – Faster WiFi". Airport
Airport
Extreme (5th Gen) and Time Capsule (4th Gen) Review. AnandTech. Retrieved October 24, 2011.  ^ "Time Machine now works with AirPort
AirPort
Extreme's AirDisk feature". Engadget.com. March 19, 2008. Archived from the original on March 20, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2008.  ^ "Apple Unveils AirPort Express
AirPort Express
for Mac & PC Users". Apple. June 7, 2004.  ^ https://www.apple.com/airport-time-capsule/specs/ ^ MacBook
MacBook
Air 13" Mid 2012 Teardown: Step 10, iFixit. Retrieved on June 16, 2012. ^ MacBook
MacBook
Air 13" Mid 2011 Teardown: Step 6, iFixit. July 21, 2011. Retrieved on July 30, 2011. ^ iFixIt MacBook
MacBook
Air 11" Model A1370 Teardown, iFixit. October 21, 2010. Retrieved on July 30, 2011. ^ Installing MacBook
MacBook
Air 13" Model A1369 AirPort
AirPort
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Card, iFixit. November 22, 2010. Retrieved on July 30, 2011. ^ MacBook
MacBook
Air 13" Mid 2011 Teardown: Step 7, iFixit. July 21, 2011. Retrieved on July 30, 2011. ^ MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro
Retine Mid 2012 Teardown: Step 11, iFixit. Retrieved on June 30, 2012. ^ AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme
802.11 Draft-N* Enabler @ Apple Store ^ Wikidevi on Broadcom
Broadcom
BCM94360CS2 ^ iFixIt MacBook
MacBook
Air 13" Mid 2013 Teardown, Step 7: Airport
Airport
card ^ "Mac OS X v10.6: About Wake on Demand (Apple Article HT3774)". Apple. August 27, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2009. Setting up Wake on Demand," "Setting up a Bonjour Sleep Proxy 

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Disk II Macintosh ProFile Hard Disk 20 Hard Disk 20SC AppleCD PowerCD Tape Drive 40SC SuperDrive Xserve
Xserve
RAID

Input devices

Desktop Bus iSight Keyboards

Extended Adjustable Wireless

Magic Trackpad Mice

USB Mouse Pro Mouse Wireless Mouse Mighty Mouse Magic Mouse

Remote Scanner

iPod

Click Wheel Nike+iPod

Networking

Apple II
Apple II
serial cards Modems

USB

LocalTalk Communication Slot GeoPort

Printers

Silentype Dot Matrix Printer Letter Quality Printer ImageWriter LaserWriter 410 Color Plotter Color LaserWriter StyleWriter

Apple-designed processors

Current

A series

64-bit: A8 A9 A10 A10X A11

S series

32-bit: S1P S3

W series

32-bit: W1 W2

T series

32-bit: T1 T2

Discontinued

A series

32-bit: A4 A5 A5X A6 A6X 64-bit: A7 A8X A9X

S series

32-bit: S1 S2

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History Outline

Founders

Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak Ronald Wayne

Board of directors

Current

James A. Bell Tim Cook
Tim Cook
(CEO) Albert Gore Jr. Robert A. Iger Andrea Jung Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman) Ronald D. Sugar Susan L. Wagner

Former

Gil Amelio Fred D. Anderson Bill Campbell Mickey Drexler Al Eisenstat Larry Ellison Steve Jobs Delano Lewis Mike Markkula Arthur Rock Eric Schmidt John Sculley Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Jerry York

Executives

Current

Tim Cook
Tim Cook
(CEO) Jonathan Ive
Jonathan Ive
(CDO) Jeff Williams (COO) Luca Maestri (CFO) Katherine Adams (General Counsel) Angela Ahrendts Eddy Cue Craig Federighi Lisa Jackson Dan Riccio Phil Schiller Johny Srouji

Former

Gil Amelio Fred D. Anderson John Browett Guerrino De Luca Paul Deneve Al Eisenstat Tony Fadell Scott Forstall Ellen Hancock Nancy R. Heinen Steve Jobs Ron Johnson Mike Markkula David Nagel Peter Oppenheimer Mark Papermaster Jon Rubinstein Michael Scott John Sculley Bertrand Serlet Bruce Sewell Michael Spindler Sina Tamaddon Avie Tevanian Ronald Wayne Steve Wozniak

Products

Hardware

Mac

iMac iMac Pro MacBook
MacBook
family Mac Mini Mac Pro

iPod

Classic Nano Shuffle Touch

iPhone iPad

Mini Air Pro Accessories

HomePod Apple TV Apple Watch

Software

Classic Mac OS macOS

History Server Software

iOS

Version history

tvOS watchOS audioOS Core Foundation Developer Tools Final Cut Pro Logic Pro QuickTime CarPlay HomeKit

Services

Apple ID Apple Maps Apple Music Apple Pay Developer

iAd TestFlight WWDC

Game Center iCloud

MobileMe

iWork News

Newsstand

Stores

Apple Store App Store iBookstore iTunes Store Mac App Store

Support

AppleCare Apple Specialist Certifications Genius Bar ProCare One to One

Companies

Subsidiaries

Beats Electronics

Beats Music

Braeburn Capital FileMaker Inc.

Acquisitions

Anobit AuthenTec Inc. Beats Electronics

Beats Music

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Related

Advertising

1984 Think different Get a Mac iPods Product Red

Campus Park Design

IDg Typography Book

Didi Chuxing History

Codenames Community Criticism Litigation

FBI–Apple encryption dispute

iOS app approvals

Apple Music
Apple Music
Festival Welcome to Macintosh
Macintosh
(2008 documentary) Artistic depictions of Steve Jobs Original programs distributed by Apple

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