In 1980, a 25-year-old Steve Jobs gave a presentation about the history of Apple Computer during the International Apple Corps meeting in California. During his talk, he discussed how the Apple II, which was the first consumer product Apple sold, changed the computer industry and how Apple planned to continue to innovate over the next four years. Jobs also predicted that the Apple II would be around forever, and that users would be able to upgrade and reconfigure the computer’s hardware to suit their needs.
“I don’t think the Apple II is ever going to be obsolete,” Jobs said. He was almost right. The Apple II was produced for 16 years following its introduction in 1977. Which is practically an eternity in the tech world.
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