Apple Inc.

By liixinc
  • Apple I

    Apple I
    The Apple I was Steven Wozniak's first contribution to the personal computer field. It was designed over a period of years, and was only built in printed circuit-board form when Steve Jobs insisted it could be sold
  • Apple II

    Apple II
    The Apple ][ was based on Wozniak's Apple I design, but with several additions. The first was the design of a plastic case--a rarity at the time--which was painted beige. The second was the ability to display color graphics--a holy grail in the industry.
  • Apple ][+

    It was released in June 1979 and retailed for $1,195. The ][+ was sold in Europe as the ][ europlus, which could display video in European PAL format, and had ESC sequences for European letters. It was also repackaged in a black case and sold to educational markets by Bell & Howell. The ][+ was replaced by the Apple ][e in 1983.
  • Apple III & III+

    Apple III & III+
    The Apple /// was announced in June 1980. It contained a Synertek 8-bit 6502A processor which could run at speeds up to 2 MHz. It contained 128K of RAM and a 4K ROM
  • Apple ][e

    Apple ][e
    The Apple ][e was to be one of the most successful Apple computers ever. It was based on the 6502 processor, which could run at 1.02 MHz. It came with 64K of RAM and a 32K ROM which included BASIC, an assembly language interface, and several other hard-coded options
  • Lisa/Lisa 2/Mac XL

    Lisa/Lisa 2/Mac XL
    Named for one of its designer's daughters, the Lisa (pictured below left) was supposed to be the Next Big Thing. It was the first personal computer to use a Graphical User Interface
  • Macintosh 128k

    Macintosh 128k
    The one that started it all — the original Macintosh — wasn’t just a computer. It was a declaration that the power of the computer now belonged to everyone. At the time, most people didn’t even know how to use one
  • Apple //c

     Apple //c
    the Apple //c was the first compact model in the Apple lineup. It came in a small off-white case, and was built around an enhanced 65C02 processor, running at 1.4 MHz. It had 128 kB RAM,
  • Apple //e Enhanced/Platinum

    Apple //e Enhanced/Platinum
    Apple introduced the Enhanced //e. It was identical in every aspect to the original ][e, the only difference being four socketed chips had been changed on the motherboard: 6502, CD and EF ROMs, and the Video ROM.
  • Macintosh Plus

    Macintosh Plus
    It was the first Mac to include a SCSI port, allowing for a variety of external peripherals, and was the first mac to use the now familiar platinum case color
  • Macintosh 512Ke

    Macintosh 512Ke
    Introduced in April 1986, the 512Ke included an 800 kB floppy drive, and a 128k ROM, but was in all other respects identical to the 512K.
  • Apple //gs

    Apple //gs
    the IIgs was built around a Western Design Center 65C816 processor running at either 2.8 or 1 MHz. It included expanded graphics and sound functions, and was initially offered with 256 kB of RAM, expandable to 8 MB
  • Macintosh II

     Macintosh II
    The Mac II was the ultimate expandable Mac. Based on the new 68020 processor, the Mac II was the first 32-bit Mac (although it was not "32-bit clean). The Mac II included 6 Nubus slots, which allowed for a number of different Apple and Third Part expansion cards. The Mac II was the first Mac with color capabilities--a graphics card could be installed capable of handling up to 16.7 million colors!
  • Macintosh SE

     Macintosh SE
    Released at the same time as the Mac II, (March, 1987) the Mac SE further addressed the issue of expansion. It came in a new platinum case, had an expansion slot, and included a bay for either a second internal floppy drive, or an internal hard drive. The Mac SE was also one of the first Macs to include an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), which allowed for up to 16 input devices
  • Macintosh IIx

    Introduced in September 1988, the Mac IIx was essentially the same as a Mac II, but had a 68030 processor with a 68882 FPU (it was the first Mac with either). The IIx sold for $7,769.
  • Macintosh SE/30

    Macintosh SE/30
    Released in January of 1989, The SE/30 was essentially a IIx inside an SE case. The second floppy feature of the SE was no longer offered in the SE/30, in favor of a built-in hard drive. The machine sold for $4,369.
  • Macintosh Portable

    Macintosh Portable
    The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt at a more easily portable Macintosh. It had a bay for a 3.5" half-height drive, and could support up to two Super Drives. Reaction to the Portable was poor. It was clunky, slow, had no expansion capabilities, and its active matrix screen (later backlit) made it incredibly expensive. It sold for $6,500.
  • Macintosh Quadra 700

    Macintosh Quadra 700
    The Quadra 700 was powered by a 25 MHz 68040 processor, which included an FPU. It was the first in a new family of Macs, and was the first Mac to ship in a tower case
  • PowerBook 100

    PowerBook 100
    the PowerBook 100 had basically the same processor as the old Mac Portable. The 100 was well received despite its slow processor, passive-matrix screen, and lack of internal floppy drive. It originally sold for $2,500
  • Newton Message Pad (OMP)

    Newton Message Pad (OMP)
    Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). The PDA market was barely present when the Newton was released, but other companies were working on similar devices.
  • Workgroup Server 6150

    Workgroup Server 6150
    The Workgroup Server 6150 was based on the PowerMac 6100 motherboard, and included bundled server software. It was "speed bumped" to 66 MHz in April 1995.
  • Performa 6400

    Performa 6400
    The 6400 was one of Apple's first consumer-aimed mid-range computer.
  • PowerBook 3400

    PowerBook 3400
    The PowerBook 3400 was the fastest portable computer in the world. After several years of PowerBook trouble, Apple hoped to revitalize its portable market share with this new PCI-based model.
  • iMac

    iMac was Apple's computer for the new millennium. Aimed at the low-end consumer market and designed with the internet in mind, the iMac was positioned by Apple as the most original new computer since the original Mac in 1984, and came in a stylish new case design, with translucent "Bondi Blue" plastics
  • iBook

    The iBook was the first Mac released using Unified Motherboard Architecture (UMA), which allowed Apple to standardize most motherboard components across all product lines.