Despite Apple's many marketing, business, and technology achievements this year, 2011 will be remembered as the year that Steve Jobs died. Consider these 11 other highs and lows For Apple in 2011.
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Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56, the day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S. The latest iPhone sells well and Apple shortly thereafter reports another in a long string of record quarters. But problems emerge: Users of the iPhone 4S, and other devices running iOS 5, report poor battery life. iOS 5.0.1, released in November doesn't entirely resolve the issue.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.