In Pictures: The debt we all owe the Macintosh

The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple's Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that's now standard today

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Bluetooth In 2002, Apple added Bluetooth support to Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, making the Mac the first PC to support the emerging short-range wireless protocol, whose use for many years was largely limited to headsets but has since become a common way to connect peripherals like mice, Braille readers, speakers, and heart rate monitors. Windows XP Service Pack 2 supported Bluetooth only two years later, but Bluetooth is now standard in laptops of all types as well as mobile devices.

Apple continues to be ahead of the game when it comes to Bluetooth, having adopted the low-power version two years ago in iOS devices, enabling an ecosystem of peripherals unmatched on other devices.

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