Apple Product Launches

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  • Apple I

    Apple I
    Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hand-built Apple 1, an early personal computer that contained more than 60 chips and used a television set as a monitor. Two hundred units were sold at a state fair for $666.66 each.
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  • Apple II

    Apple II
    The Apple II was one of the first highly successful mass-produced home computers. It was a major advancement over its predecessor, the Apple I, in features and ease of use. The Apple II series was in production until 1993, with more than five million units sold.
  • Apple III

    Apple III
    The Apple III, a business-oriented personal computer, suffered from stability issues that required a redesign and several recalls. 65,000 models were sold for $7,800 each, but it was widely considered a failure in the market.
  • Macintosh

    The Macintosh was introduced to the world during a commercial in SuperBowl XVIII. With a selling price of $2,495, it was considered to be accessible to the middle class.
  • Macintosh II

    Macintosh II
    A basic system with 20 MB drive and monitor cost about $5,200, A complete color-capable system could cost as much as $10,000.
  • Macintosh Portable

    Macintosh Portable
    The Macintosh Portable was Apple's first attempt to make a battery-powered personal computer with the power of a desktop. Weighing in at nearly 16 pounds, it was considered more of a "luggable" than a "portable".
  • Macintosh Classic

    Macintosh Classic
    Considered a low-end Mac computer, the Classic was the first Apple computer to sell in the $1,000 - $1,500 range. The Classic was useful for word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and became popular with educators due to the availability of education software.
  • PowerBook 100

    PowerBook 100
    Priced at $2,300, the PowerBook 100 was the low-end model of the first of three PowerBooks. It generated over $1 billion in revenue for Apple in its first year.
  • Macintosh Color Classic

    Macintosh Color Classic
    The Color Classic was the first compact Apple computer to use color, incorporating a 10" Sony Trinitron display.
  • Newton Message Pad

    Newton Message Pad
    The Newton platform was an early personal digital assistant pre-loaded with a variety of software to help in personal data organization and management.
  • Power Macintosh

    Power Macintosh
    The Power Macintosh 6100 was the first Apple computer to use a new power processor created by IBM and Motorola. The high-end workstation line came in a low-profile "pizza box" case.
  • Macintosh LC 500 Series

    Macintosh LC 500 Series
    The Macintosh LC 500 series personal computers were part of Apple's mid-1990s low end-range series. The all-in-one desktops included a large (for the times) 14" display.
  • Power Macintosh G3

    Power Macintosh G3
    The introduction of the Desktop and Minitower G3 models coincided with Apple starting to sell Macs directly from its web site in an online store, which was innovative for the time.
  • iMac G3

    iMac G3
    The iMac was an all-in-one personal computer that included the monitor and the system unit in a single enclosure. Released in brightly colored casings, it came with a matching keyboard and mouse. The iMac boasted about its easy two-step setup process.
  • iBook

    The iBook design, known as the "Clamshell", was a significant departure from portable computer designs at the time due to its shape, bright colors, incorporation of a handle, and wireless networking.
  • iPod

    Apple launched the iPod, the first in its line of portable media players, as an alternative to the larger and less user-friendly devices of the day. With a 5GB hard drive, it was marketed as putting "1,000 songs in your pocket."
  • eMac

    The eMac was aimed at the education market and was made available as a cheaper mass market option over Apple's iMac.
  • PowerBook G4

    PowerBook G4
    The PowerBook G4, produced between 2003 and 2006, was hailed for its modern design, long battery life, and processing power.
  • Mac mini

    Mac mini
    The Mac Mini was the first recent Macintosh desktop to ship without a keyboard, mouse or display. The primary market for the Mac Mini was for "switchers" - users moving from a traditional Windows PC to Mac.
  • Nike + iPod

    Nike + iPod
    The Nike+iPod Sports Kit is a device which measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run. The Nike sensor and iPod kit can store information such as the elapsed time of a workout, the distance traveled, or calories burned.
  • iPod Classic, iPod Touch

    iPod Classic, iPod Touch
    The original iPod media player becomes the iPod Classic, with a spacious 160GB of storage. The iPod Touch, a media player and personal digital assistant, is launched. It features Wi-Fi and access to the app store, allowing content to be purchased and downloaded directly onto the device.
  • iPhone 3G

    iPhone 3G
    The iPhone 3G was the second generation of the market-changing iPhone. It sold more than a million units worldwide during its first weekend of release.
  • iPad

    Apple revolutionizes the tablet computer market with the launch of the iPad, a device that provides web content, music, movies , gaming, and third-party applications. Three million iPads were sold between March and May of 2010.
  • iPhone4

    The iPhone 4 is the successor to the iPhone 3GS. It is marketed for video calling, consumption of media such as books, movies, music, and games, and for general web and e-mail access.
  • iPad2

    The thinner, lighter iPad2 debuts with front and back-facing cameras, HD video recording, Face Time video calling, and faster processing speeds. The iPad2 is available in both black and white, perhaps to appease consumers for the never-released white iPhone4. For the first time, its Wi-Fi + 3G models are configured specifically for either AT&T or Verizon.