It's been an eventful year for Apple and the Mac market since Steve Jobs's last keynote at Macworld Expo in New York.
* Apple announces release date for Mac OS X beta.
* Apple issues a profit warning.
* Rumors of an Apple retail chain begin to surface.
* Customers complain of crack-like mold lines in the Cube's casing.
* Apple gives users an early glimpse of the unfinished QuickTime 5.
* Apple offers rebates on Cube and PowerBooks.
* Apple reports a $170 million profit amid slumping sales.
* Facing slow sales, Apple drops exclusive online deals for its hardware.
* Mac users report power switch problems.
* Apple warns that it expects a first-quarter loss of $225 million to $250 million.
* Apple reports its first quarterly loss in three years.
* iMacs get new colors and CD-RW drives.
* Apple cuts Cube prices and adds a CD-RW drive.
* Apple unveils Mac OS X.
* An Apple firmware update disables RAM that doesn't meet Apple specifications.
* Apple returns to profitability with a net profit of $43 million.
* The 667MHz Power Mac G4 gets dropped from Apple's product lineup.
* Apple introduces a thinner, lighter iBook.
* Jobs exhorts Mac developers to release Mac OS X-native applications.
* The number of Carbonized applications begins to grow.
* Apple suspends production of the G4 Cube.