The Telegraph has released a 60 second video of Apple’s 2014, which showcases everything the company has announced and released over this past year.
Check it out below (not mobile friendly it appears):
Apple’s year started with the announcement of CarPlay, which allows drivers to safely interact with their iPhone without losing focus on the road. The in-car system allows drivers to make calls, use Maps, and send messages hands-free.
The next major announcement for the company came in May, when Apple announced that it had acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion. The acquisition of the headphone manufacturer and streaming music provider ranks as the company’s largest purchase in their history.
In June, Apple took the stage at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference where they announced iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. In September, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at a media event to announce the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. During the same event, the company also unveiled the Apple Watch, which features sensors for collecting health related data, a sapphire display, and a “digital crown” to help perform various tasks without obstructing the touchscreen display.
One month later, Apple launched the iPad Air 2 which is the company’s most powerful tablet to date. Around the same time as the iPad Air 2 launch, Apple launched its new mobile payments service called Apple Pay. The company’s first platform for mobile payments uses Touch ID to make each transaction secure and effortless. Within a few months of its launch, Apple Pay has shown impressive early adoption numbers and continues to grow rapidly as the company negotiates more deals with retailers.
During this past year, Apple’s market capitalization value reached a record high hitting $660 billion for the first time in November.
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