5 Biggest Flip-Flops from Apple

Posted: February 14, 2014 by Areeb Fazli in Technology

Tech

In the last decade, Apple has transformed itself from a garden-variety technology company with an especially rabid fan base to the most valuable public company on earth. Apple has become the worldwide leader in digital music sales, accelerated the mobile revolution with the iPhone and launched tablets as a viable product category with the iPad.

Yet for all of Apple’s positive moves over the past few years, some of its decisions have been diametrically opposed to what Apple executives — specifically, former CEO Steve Jobs and current chief Tim Cook — said the company would do. Yes, Apple has flip-flopped numerous times.

But don’t disparage the company for it. If Apple had stood firm on all its previous declarations, we wouldn’t now be enjoying some of the most iconic devices and products in recent history. Let’s look back at some of Apple’s biggest changes of heart in recent memory.

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