Happy 30th birthday, Apple!

Happy 30th birthday, Apple!
Check out Wired’s lineup of macs over the years :
Apple I
Apple I
Apple II
Apple II+
Apple III & III+
Apple IIe
Lisa/Lisa2/Mac XL
Macintosh 128k
Apple IIc & IIc+
Macintosh 512k
Apple IIe Enhanced/Platinum
Macintosh Plus
Macintosh 512ke
Macintosh ED
Apple IIgs

In a garage in Los Altos, California, in 1976, two young college dropouts and some friends assembled and soldered 500 motherboards by hand to be sold by a local hobbyist electronics shop. Thirty years later, Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniak’s Apple Computer has produced hundreds of computer models, and introduced to the world a string of groundbreaking products, from the first PDA to the iPod.

This monster gallery of Apple’s computers features most of the major products from the last three decades, and is adapted from the vast library at Apple-History.com. The most notable exception is the Performa line, which were often less-expensive, re-branded siblings of other machines.

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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. It debuted in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, but few took it seriously. The Apple I’s initial cost was $666.66.

Photo credit: Barkley Anderson, Apple Computer


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