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IPod goes global

Apple’s comeback from the throes of near corporate failure in the mid-1990s is inextricably linked with founder Steve Jobs rejoining the company in 1997. Going far beyond the Mac personal computer, the company has now reached iconic status in the design world and the market for electronic gadgets. Which of these statements are true?

A. Entire buildings are based on the iPod design.
B. iPhones are selling faster than iPods did.
C. Apple’s success is partly due to a British design genius.
D. All of the above.

D. All of the above is correct.

Amid the building frenzy in Dubai, the main city of the United Arab Emirates, a building project called the iPad will be based on Apple's iPod. Scheduled to be completed in 2009, it will include a tower built at a 6-degree angle, mimicking an iPod in its docking station.

More than 100 million iPods have been sold since its launch in November 2001, but it took Apple nearly two years to sell its first million iPods.

Apple sold its one-millionth iPhone this month - 74 days after it entered the market.

Steve Jobs clearly is the driving force behind Apple's success, but another crucial factor is Jonathan Ive, a 40-year-old Briton. As senior vice president for industrial design at Apple, he is credited with the design of the iMac, iPod, and iPhone.

The Globalist Quiz is produced by The Globalist, a Washington-based research organization that promotes awareness of world affairs. © 2007 The Globalist, theglobalist.com.

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