Books can receive upgrades too, as journalist Owen W. Linzmayer proves with “Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World’s Most Colorful Company,” out now from publisher
No Starch Press. The book is the second edition of an in-depth history of Apple Computer that first saw publication in 1999.
Linzmayer added more than 60 pages of new material, including new chapters, photos, illustrations, quotes and timelines. He also revised many chapters as he updated his book to take into account the second Steve Jobs era, which has seen the introduction of colorful iMacs, the iPod, iTunes, the leap to the Power Mac G5, and many more software and hardware achievements. The book also covers Apple’s history in great depth, including the creation of the original Macintosh, the departure of the company’s equivalent to Pete Best, the CEOs who have presided over many successes and failures along the way, secret code names for every Mac ever produced, and more.
“Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World’s Most Colorful Company” weighs in at 360 pages — 92 more than the original — and sells for US$19.95.