- March 2: Apple releases the iPad 2.
- June 6: Apple announces iOS 5 at the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference.
- June 7: Steve Jobs personally lobbies the Cupertino City Council to permit the construction of Apple Park.
- July 20: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
- July 30: The Apple The Americana at Brand opens in a mall across the street from the Apple Glendale Galleria.
- October 5: Steve Jobs dies (1955-2011).
- October 14: The iPhone 4S was released with iOS 5 and Siri.