Steve Jobs was wandering through a Macy's department store, admiring the design of food processors and coffee makers, when he drummed up the design for the Apple II. Like those simple household appliances, the 8-bit computer series should be encased in plastic, he decided.
In doing so, he established the general design for generations of desktop computers to come.
Tim Cook will take over from Apple's iconic leader.
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