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Evolution of Mac Computers

  • First apple computer invented

    The first Apple computer, the Apple I, went on sale in May 1976. Hand-built by engineer Steve Wozniak, it sold for $666.66.
  • Apple II prototype

    Apple II prototype
    Wozniak finishes work on the Apple ][ prototype.
  • Lisa is released

    Lisa is released
    The Lisa and the Apple //e are released selling for $9,998 and $1,395. Apple becomes the fastest growing company in history.
  • Macintosh Invented

    Macintosh Invented
    The Macintosh is released. It is an easy to use, all-in-one desktop computer with graphical user interface (Macintosh system software), retailing for $2,495, making it an industry milestone.
    The Lisa 2 is released parallely.
  • Mac II

    Mac II
    Apple's 10th Anniversary. The Mac SE and the Mac II are introduced.
  • Power Mac launched

    Power Mac launched
    Apple releases its first Power Macintosh dekstop computers (6100, 7100 and 8100)
  • Power Macintosh G3 launched

    Power Macintosh G3 launched
    The Power Macintosh G3 and The Apple Store are introduced at "Apple Event". Both become an instant success.
  • PowerBook G3 launched

    PowerBook G3 launched
    PowerBook G3 are announced.
  • iMac launched

    iMac launched
    iMac was announced.
  • Power Macintosh G4 released

    Power Macintosh G4 released
    Power Macintosh G4 (500 MHz) are released at MacWorldExpo in Tokyo.
  • eMac launched

    eMac launched
    Apple releases the eMac, an all-in-one computer especially designed for the education market.
  • Power Macintosh G5 released

    Power Macintosh G5 released
    The 1.6 GHz model shipped with 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM, an 80 GB hard drive, and could employ a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce 5200 Graphics Card with 64Mb Vram with one ADC output and one DVI output. The 1.8 and dual-processor and 2.0 GHz models shipped with 512 MB of RAM, and could employ a maximum of 8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM. The dual-processor model also included an option for a ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card.
  • New iMac model released

    New iMac model released
    September 8th, 2003: Apple introduces a new iMac model featuring USB 2.0
  • Mac Mini released

    Mac Mini released
    The most notable feature of the Mac Mini is its size. It was mostly used for home theaters.
  • MacBook Pro released

    MacBook Pro released
    MacBook Pro became the first Apple computers to use Intel's Core Duo CPU.
  • MacBook Air released

    MacBook Air released
    The first MacBook Air was a 13.3" model was promoted as the 'World's Thinnest Notebook'
  • iMac

    Latest version of the iMac computer