My history with Apple goes back to 1978 when I purchased an Apple II when I lived in Monterey, California USA. Since then I have been fortunate to either use or purchased most of the computers that Apple ever released. I have seen the good times and bad times and as an Apple specialist reseller in Australia I sometimes wondered if Apple would survive. That is is all in the past now as Apple is now providing products like the iPAD, iPod's and iMacs etc that have put them in the forefront of the industry
When I found this forum I was delighted, as it provided a natural resource of information from you the users about the iPad but what stands out is the huge number of members whom are buying iPads and Apple technology for the first time. Learning more about Apple can be to your advantage and one way to find out about the history of Apple is to view the documentary "Welcome to Macintosh" that is available in the US iTUNES store
This documentary about Apple is quite amazing and it is available for rent for $3.99 or $14.99 to purchase. I personally believe it is definitely worth viewing to get a better understanding about Apple.
I hope you like it .......Cheers
Colin Down Under
The following is a brief of the documentary. It is available in standard format on the ipad, ipod touch, iphone and AppleTV . It is also available in HD on the iPAD and AppleTV
Apple - iTunes - Download and rent Welcome to Macintosh
"Welcome to Macintosh" is the first documentary of its kind to mix history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple into a movie experience. The film explores the early years of Apple, the many challenges Apple has faced, and what the future may hold for the company and it's products. Ex-Apple employees, engineers and community members offer insight on the company's innovations, failures, cultural impact and what the future may be like beyond the reign of its co-founder Steve Jobs. Interviews include notable Apple personalities Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the original Macintosh, Guy Kawasaki, long time Mac evangelist, Leander Kahney, author of the book "Cult of Mac", Jim Reekes, creator of the Macintosh start-up sound and Ron Wayne, original co-founder of the Apple Computer Company.
Welcome to Macintosh is also available streaming from Netflix.