About every three months, the tech world shuts down when Steve Jobs takes center stage at an Apple event - and this week it was at WWDC 2011. Like Apple or not, it has been an amazing transformation from a struggling has-been to the one of the world's richest companies.
Let's see how well you know Apple as you take a stab the following questions. The focus is on WWDC 2011 announcements but we've added some others to keep you honest. Plus check out ZDNet's coverage of WWDC.
Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question.
At WWDC, Steve Jobs introduced iTunes Match, a software feature for $24.95 per year scans your hard drive and then matches the titles to Apple's 256Kbps AAC, DRM-free tracks.
1. What will Apple's new iTunes Match do when it discovers a song that had been "illegally" uploaded.
A. Nothing, it treats all songs the same.
Watch Steve Jobs describe "one more thing" at WWDC 2011.
2. What's the name of Apple's new "BlackBerry killer" system that allows anyone with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch send unlimited free text messages to another iOS device?
The correct answer is B. iMessage.
Here's how Jason D. O'Grady says iMessage sticks it to mobile carriers.
3. What game company did Steve Jobs work for prior to Apple?
The correct answer is B. Atari.
One of his big projects was to create a circuit board for the game "Breakout" where he would be paid $100 for each chip he eliminated. He enlisted Steve Wosniak to help and they were able to eliminate 50 chips but the design was so tight that it couldn't be reproduced in manufacturing.
4. It's easy to forget but Steve Jobs is currently on medical leave. The man above is running Apple right now. Who is he?
The correct answer is B. Tim Cook.
5. One reason for Apple's recent success is that many of its products are made cheaper and of high quality in what country?
The correct answer is A. China.
Although John McCain may not know this. To be fair, other companies have their products made in China. For example, Foxconn, Apple's main supplier, also makes HP products.
6. What is the name attached the upcoming Mac OS X version:
The correct answer is A. Lion.
7. 7. Apple internally responded to Mac Defender malware that recently infected its OS X operating systems by telling its representatives to:
The correct answer is D. All of the above.
Read Ed Bott's story that includes a memo allegedly sent to Apple reps detailing how to deal with the Mac Defender problem.
8. For all it's successes, Apple occasionally comes up with a bomb. iCloud is replacing what self-described awful service?
The correct answer is A. MobileMe.
9. Above is a photo of:
The correct answer is C. Apple's proposed new headquarters in Cupertino.
Here's a gallery of the proposed campus.
10. Another huge reason for Apple's success is the Apple stores which first appeared just over 10 years ago. One of the first was located at:
The correct answer is D. Tyson's Corner Center Mall in Tyson's Corner, Virginia
And, now for your results (correct answers):
10: You're already devising your strategy to be first in line for the iPhone 5. 7-9: You're nickname is "Mac." 4-6: You can wait for the second version or later before buying your "i" gear. 1-3: Bill Gates would even do better. 0: Do you have wireless in that cave you're living in?
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