In Pictures: The debt we all owe the Macintosh

The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple's Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that's now standard today

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iTunes Apple bought a music player called Sound Jam in 1999, and in 2001, it released iTunes, its music player and manager based on the technology. Over the years, iTunes has become the core of so much more than music.

iTunes today is the foundation of Apple's media business, which transformed the music industry and made online music the way nearly everyone gets music today -- and, increasingly, is doing the same for video. It's also the hub for the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, as well as a key player in Apple's AirPlay streaming technology, which Google's Android ecosystem is doggedly copying.

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