Steve Jobs - Chapter 30: The Digital Hub Summary & Analysis

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In the early 2000s, computer sales were down. Due to this, Jobs decided that Apple would have to make the computer a digital hub. Apple was in the position to begin making new software, as Adobe had refused to make software for Mac due to its low market share. Around this time, MP3 technology had been invented for use in a device called the Rio. However, it did not natively work with Mac, so Jobs had software developers develop software to make it compatible. This became iTunes, which was introduced around the same time that Macs shipped with CD burn and ripping technology. This allowed consumers to rip music from CDs and manage their songs within iTunes.

Not long after, Apple began work on an MP3 player of their own. After securing small LCD screens, rechargeable batteries, and 1.8 in 5GB hard...

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