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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Apple in February became the first computer maker to introduce Intel's Light Peak data transfer technology, under the name Thunderbolt. Computer makers Acer and Asus said in September that they'd introduce Thunderbolt connectors in 2012, which means that others will probably follow.
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.