Kahney’s Korner: Apple’s 5 most important products of all time

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Leander Kahney counts down Apple's greatest hits.
Leander Kahney counts down Apple's greatest hits.
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What vaulted Apple from its humble Silicon Valley origins to the absolute top of the business world? From its first desktop computer in 1976 to today’s category-crushing Apple Watch, the company is intensely focused on creating technology that will delight the masses.

That vision is best exemplified by Apple’s five most important products, which I’ve rounded up in this week’s edition of Kahney’s Korner. Some made the list for reasons that might surprise you.

Some of these Apple products are important for their game-changing technology. Others are crucial to Cupertino’s success because of the behind-the-scenes work that went into designing them.

Watch the video below for my take on these key Apple products and the critical roles they played in transforming a struggling computer company into a consumer electronics juggernaut.