Expercom opened for business in May of 1997. It has been a great 15 years supporting the Apple community. It’s also a little crazy thinking of how much Apple has changed in those last 15 years.
In 1997, we were selling beige Power Macs, Performas, and even some Quadras. How many of you have even heard of a Quadra? Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple as an advisor, and wasn’t put in as interim CEO until later that year. How have things changed?
|Apple revenue||$7.08 Billion||$108 Billion|
|Desktop||Power Mac G3||iMac|
|Processor||233MHz G3||Quad 3.4GHz i7|
|Memory||32MB||4 to 32GB|
|Screen||640 x 480 CRT||2560 x 1400 LED|
|Laptop||PowerBook 2400c||13-inch MacBook Air|
|Processor||180MHz PPC 603e||Dual-core 1.8GHz|
|Screen||800 x 600 Active Matrix||1440 x 900 LED|
|Mobile Device||Newton 2100||iPad (3rd Gen)|
|Processor||162MHz RISC||1GHz A5x Dual Core|
|OS||Newton 2.1||iOS 5.1|
|Screen||480×320 grayscale||2048×1536 Retina Display|
In 1997 we had never even seen an iMac (came out in 1998), an iPod (2001), Mac OS X (also 2001), an iPhone (2007), or an iPad (2010) before. My, how things have changed in 15 years. Can we imagine life without some or all of those devices?
Here at ExperCom, we have thoroughly enjoyed serving our loyal customers over the past 15 years, and we look forward to serving you for many, many years to come. Some of you have been with us for almost that long, and we appreciate every one of our customers; whether you bought something from us 15 years ago or your first Apple product today. We would not be here if it weren’t for you and we want you to know that 1) we recognize that fact and 2) we appreciate you very much.
To celebrate our anniversary, we are giving one lucky friend of Expercom a free new 13-inch MacBook Pro, worth $1199. Please enter on our facebook page by May 31st. Tell your friends. We hope YOU win!