Steve Jobs introduces Wi-Fi to the masses
Steve jobs introduces Wi-Fi to the masses.
Keynote conference 1999, Steve jobs introduced iBook3, first consumer device to carry WI-FI connection. This was the time when WI-FI was being introduced to the masses for the first time.At that moment he said ‘‘everyone’ would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. “We’re just going to be there first, and the best,”
Job moved around the crowd with the iBook and was continuously opening web pages before that the audience was not aware that he was surfing through a WI-FI connection.
He demonstrated the wireless capabilities through Hula Loops.
Lucent Technologies collaborated with Apple to create the wireless capability in the iBook G3 as well as the Airport Wireless Base Station that was released at the same time.