Apple's Top 10 biggest news stories in 2009

When Apple's employees and its customers look back on 2009, will they see it as the best year ever, or one of the most controversial?

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No. 7 Apple introduces Snow Leopard

In late August, Apple released the latest incarnation of OS X, Snow Leopard. This release was a departure for Apple in that it didn't include hundreds of new eye-catching features but focused on boosting performance. (Leopard, for example, included more than 300 new features.) Even so, Snow Leopard still proved to be a success with early sales of the OS surpassing sales of every other OS X release. The $29 price plus the growing number of Mac users undoubtedly had something to do with that. What was the original retail price for Tiger and Leopard when they were originally launched?

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