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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The iPad 2 was introduced in March, just as competitors were struggling to deliver an answer to the original iPad. Version 2 was a bit thinner and included a more powerful A5 chip, as well as front- and rear-facing cameras. During its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended in September, Apple sold 11.12 million iPad 2 units, over one-and-a-half times as many as it sold during the same period a year earlier.
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.