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Timeline of Apple

  • The Apple I

    The Apple I
    Is a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company, They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple's first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his only means of transportation, a VW Microbus, and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500.
  • The Disk II

    The Disk II
    Is a 5¼-inch floppy disk drive designed by Steve Wozniak and manufactured by Apple Computer. It was first introduced at a retail price of US$495 for pre-order; it was later sold for $595 including the controller card (which can control up to two drives) and cable. It was designed specifically for use with the Apple II personal computer family to replace the slower cassette tape storage and cannot be used with any Macintosh computer without an Apple IIe Card as doing so will damage the drive.
  • The Bell & Howell

    The Bell & Howell
    The Apple II Plus was also sold by Bell & Howell specifically to educational markets under special license from Apple. The normal consumer Apple II Plus was not UL-listed because the top could be opened; the B&H model was the same as the consumer version sold by Apple except that it came in a black case, which could not be as easily opened, and a special A/V package allowing it to be sold as audio/visual equipment.
  • The Apple Silentype

    The Apple Silentype
    The Apple Silentype is Apple Inc.'s first printer, announced in 1979 and released in March 1980 US$599. The Silentype's firmware was written by Andy Hertzfeld. The Silentype is a thermal printer, which uses a special paper and provides 80 column output. It was also compatible with the Apple III. The Silentype printer needs its own specially designed interface card, or an Apple III with the built in Silentype port.
  • The Apple Writer 1.0

    The Apple Writer 1.0
    AppleWorks refers to two different office suite products, both of which are now discontinued. Originally, AppleWorks was an integrated software package for the Apple II platform, released in 1984 by Apple Computer. In 1998, the name AppleWorks was repurposed by Apple following its elimination of its Claris subsidiary, which marketed a software package for Macintosh and Windows named ClarisWorks. At one time, AppleWorks was bundled with all consumer-level Macs sold by Apple.
  • Modem IIB (Novation CAT)

    Modem IIB (Novation CAT)
    Novation's first CAT was an external 300 bit/s Bell 103-standard modem that connected to the phone lines using an acoustic coupler. Like most other acoustically coupled modems, the CAT required the user to dial the desired number on a normal telephone, and then press the handset into rubber cups on the modem if a carrier could be heard. This was only possible because telephones were generally available only from Western Electric, all of a standardized size and layout.
  • Apple ProFile

    Apple ProFile
    The ProFile is the first hard drive produced by Apple Computer, initially for use with the Apple III personal computer. The original model had a formatted capacity of 5 MB and connected to a special interface card that plugged into an Apple III slot.
  • The Apple III

    The Apple III
    The Apple III (often rendered as Apple ///) is a business-oriented personal computer produced and released by Apple Computer that was intended as the successor to the Apple II series, but largely considered a failure in the market. Development work on the Apple III started in late 1978 under the guidance of Dr. Wendell Sander. It had the internal code name of "Sara", named after Sander's daughter.
  • Macintosh (128K)

    Macintosh (128K)
    The Macintosh 128K, released initially as simply the "Apple Macintosh" (without the 128k designation), is the original Apple Macintosh personal computer. Its beige case contained a 9 in (23 cm) monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse. It had an initial selling price of US$2,495 (US$5,595 adjusted for inflation).
  • MacWrite 1.0

    MacWrite 1.0
    MacWrite was a WYSIWYG word processor application released along with the first Apple Macintosh systems in 1984. Together with MacPaint, it was one of the two original "killer applications" that propelled the adoption and popularity of the GUI in general, and the Mac in particular.
  • MacPaint 1.0

    MacPaint 1.0
    MacPaint is a discontinued bitmap-based graphics painting software program developed by Apple Computer and released with the original Macintosh personal computer on January 24, 1984. It was sold separately for US$195 with its word processor counterpart, MacWrite.[1] MacPaint was notable because it could generate graphics that could be used by other applications.
  • Apple Mouse IIc

    Apple Mouse IIc
    Four months after the Macintosh debut, the Apple IIc was introduced with the addition of an optional mouse to manipulate standard 80 column text.[9] The mouse was similar to the Macintosh mouse, though it was in a creamy-beige color that co-ordinated with the IIc's bright off-white case and had a slightly modified design which was sleeker than the Macintosh's blockier shape. It also was uniformly the same color, eliminating the Mac & Lisa's contrasting taupe accents on the mouse button and cable
  • Macintosh Quadra 700

    Macintosh Quadra 700
    The Macintosh Quadra 700 was introduced along with the Quadra 900 in October 1991 as Apple's first computers to use the Motorola 68040 processor, as well as the first to feature built-in Ethernet networking as many Unix workstations did. This is one of Apple's first two minitowers, along with the Quadra 900 of the same date. The Quadra 700 case was the same form-factor as the popular Macintosh IIcx and Macintosh IIci models, allowing users to easily upgrade to the more powerful computer.
  • PowerBook 100

    PowerBook 100
    The PowerBook 100 is a portable subnotebook personal computer manufactured by Apple Computer, Priced at US$2,300, the PowerBook 100 was the low-end model of the first three simultaneously released PowerBooks. Its CPU and overall speed closely resembled those of its predecessor, the Macintosh Portable.
  • PowerCD

    Apple PowerCD is a CD player sold by Apple Computer in 1993 and discontinued several years later. It was a re-badged Philips-designed product which was sold in addition to Apple's speakers and also included a remote control. The PowerCD was capable of reading Kodak photo CDs, data CDs and audio CDs. It can connect to Apple Macintosh personal computers through SCSI and also to stereo systems and televisions.
  • Apple Design Powered Speakers

    Apple Design Powered Speakers
    Along with the PowerCD, Apple released two versions of their desktop speakers: the AppleDesign Powered Speakers and the redesigned AppleDesign Powered Speakers II a year later. The original speakers came in Platinum gray to match Apple's desktop line, while the second generation were curvier and also came in a darker gray color designed to match the PowerBook line and PowerCD.
  • Newton Message Pad

    Newton Message Pad
    The Newton platform is a personal digital assistant developed by Apple Inc.. Development of the Newton platform started in 1987 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple's Newton devices was done by Motorola. Most Newton devices were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software.
  • Apple QuickTake 100

    Apple QuickTake 100
    The Apple QuickTake (codenamed Venus, Mars, Neptune) is one of the first consumer digital camera lines. Three models of the product were built including the 100 and 150, both built by Kodak; and the 200, built by Fujifilm. The QuickTake cameras had a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels maximum (0.3 Mpx). The 200 model is only officially compatible with the Apple Macintosh, while the 100 and 150 model are compatible with both the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.
  • Apple Bandai Pippin

    Apple Bandai Pippin
    The Apple Bandai Pippin is a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple Computer. The console was based on the Apple Pippin platform – a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform. Bandai produced the ATMARK and @WORLD consoles between 1995 and 1997.
    The goal of the Bandai Pippin was to create an inexpensive computer aimed mostly at playing CD-based multimedia software, especially games, but also functioning as a network computer.
  • iMac G3

    iMac G3
    The iMac G3 is a line of personal computers developed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. from 1998 until 2003. Noted for its innovative design via the use of translucent and brightly colored plastics, it was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under the recently-returned interim CEO Steve Jobs. The iMac G3, among other factors, was responsible for Apple's turnaround from financial ruin during the late nineties and revitalized the Apple brand as design-oriented and simple.
  • iBook

    The iBook is a line of laptop computers sold by Apple Computer from 1999 to 2006. The line targeted entry level, consumer and education markets, with lower specifications and prices than the PowerBook, Apple's higher-end line of laptop computers.
  • AirPort (802.11b, "Graphite")

    AirPort (802.11b, "Graphite")
    The original AirPort (known as Graphite) features a modem and an Ethernet port. It employs a Lucent WaveLAN Silver PC Card as the Radio, and uses an embedded AMD Elan processor. It was released July 21, 1999. The Graphite AirPort Base Station is functionally identical to the Lucent RG-1000 wireless base station and can run the same firmware. Due to the original firmware-locked limitations of the Silver card, the unit can only accept 40-bit WEP encryption.