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The 10 biggest Apple announcements of all time

Steve Jobs presided over some memorable announcements during his time at Apple. (Picture: Flickr)

Steve Jobs presided over many memorable moments during his time at Apple. Here are our all-time favorites. Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

Apple’s most-anticipated — and likely most-eventful — product introduction since the iPad is set for later this morning. It will undoubtedly be Tim Cook’s biggest moment yet as Apple’s CEO, with the company reportedly ready to unveil new products from what has been described as its most exciting product pipeline in a quarter century.

Anticipation among the Apple faithful couldn’t be any higher. Endless speculation and massive expectations about finally laying eyes on the long-awaited iWatch got us thinking about other memorable announcements from Apple’s 37-year history.

While you wait for this morning’s 10 a.m. liveblog from Apple’s big event, relive some of Cupertino’s past glories. Here are our picks for the 10 biggest Apple announcements of all time.

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7 weird and wonderful Apple awards — and one that got away

Time to brush up on your iPhone history before Apple’s Sept. 9 event

"An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator... Are you getting it?"

“An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator… Are you getting it?”

Apple will show off the iPhone 6 to the world in less than two weeks, and like always, an executive in an untucked dress shirt will explain why it’s the best iPhone ever.

If you pride yourself on knowing Apple history, then we’ve come across a cool summary of each iPhone launch to date. The six-minute video hits the highlights from each iPhone event since 2007.

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Here’s the mystery building Apple is crafting for its big reveal

All photos: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac. Additional reporting by Nicole Martinelli.

Samsung might bet its future on exec who brokered Apple deal

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Friends forever? Samsung’s next chairman helped broker various deals between Samsung and Apple.

The man tipped to take over Samsung as chairman was the only Samsung executive invited to attend Jobs’ 2011 memorial service.

46-year-old Lee Jae Yong is the son of current Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, who suffered a major heart attack in May this year.

While relatively little is known about Lee Jae Yong he is considered to be the executive responsible for helping build the relationship with Apple that sees Samsung supply components for Apple devices, dating back to the iPod.

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Steve Jobs called Sports Illustrated’s 2009 iPad demo ‘stupid’

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Steve Jobs wasn’t a fan of news leaking out about future products.

Is it any wonder that Steve Jobs — who transformed Apple from an incredibly leak-heavy company during the 1990s, into one of the most secretive tech companies in existence — hated word getting out about his future products?

While bloggers and other reporters could get harsh treatment from Apple, however, it was loose lips on the part of actual Apple partners that really threw Jobs into a rage.

An anecdote from a new story about Time Inc. in this week’s New York magazine illustrates this, by relating how Jobs responded to Time Inc. releasing a YouTube video showing how its publications might survive the digital age, by harnessing the possibilities offered by the iPad.

The problem? Apple hadn’t yet announced the iPad’s existence.

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Steve Jobs’ inspirational commencement speech is hidden in Pages for Mac

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One of the most famous speeches by Steve Jobs is the commencement address he gave at Stanford University in 2005. The 22-minute speech is definitely worth watching if you’re an Apple fan.

Apple has made small and subtle references to Jobs in its software before, and now another easter egg has been discovered in Pages for Mac. Jobs’ entire commencement speech is hidden within a text file in Pages, and it’s easy to pull up.

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Creepy Steve Jobs wax statue spotted selling iPhone 5s in China

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Steve Jobs and his reality distortion field are no longer with us for epic keynotes and marketing blitzes, but an Apple reseller in China has come up with the next best thing: an Steve Jobs wax statue touting the iPhone 5s and Beats headphones.

The Jobs statue was spotted at an Apple Store on Taiyuan Street in Shenyang, China earlier this week by Xinhuanet, and they’ve got all the details right from the Levi 501’s, New Balance 991’s, and the trademark black turtleneck.

We’ve seen a number of Steve Jobs statues and memorials since his passing in 2011, but this is the first time we’ve seen one luring in potential Apple customers.

Here’s a look at the full display:

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Apple shareholders look to cash in on anti-hiring controversy with lawsuit

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A group of Apple shareholders are ready to add to the company’s anti-hiring controversy woes with a new class action lawsuit of their own that alleges Apple leadership mislead investors and hurt the stock’s overall value.

The lawsuit was filed by attorneys for plaintiff R. Andre Klein with U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California this week, and accuses Apple’s senior management, including Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, of grossly mismanaging Apple’s resources when it struck an agreement not to hire employees from competing corporations.

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A rare peek inside Apple University, or how to think like Steve Jobs

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How will the culture Steve Jobs cultivated at Apple continue to live on after his death? That was the main question being asked when Jobs lost the battle to cancer in 2011.

Part of the answer is a program Jobs put together around the time of the original iPhone launch. Apple University, which works almost exactly like you would imagine, teaches employees about the company’s history and ethos. Real class names include “Communicating at Apple,” “What Makes Apple, Apple,” and “The Best Things.”

In the most in-depth look at the educational program to date, The New York Times sheds light on the kinds of classes Ivy League professors teach about everything from designing like Picasso to choosing which buttons go on a TV remote.

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