Apple History

Scrollbar History – UI design is difficult

Apple Macintosh Scroll Bar (1982)

Some interesting UI design history from Jack Wellborn at Worms and Viruses: While watching the video, I couldn’t help but notice two snippets at the 7:36 mark from 1982 about scroll bars. First, an Apple engineer shows how scrolling works in the Lisa, followed immediately by a similar demo from Xerox. This juxtaposition immediately struck me as interesting because Apple ...

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Happy Birthday, Mac


Steve Jobs had assembled a dream team of genius programmers and engineers, whom he urged like a cult leader with flattery and verbal attacks to continually new heights. But the ever-changing demands of Jobs delayed the Mac project, so that the Apple co-founder finally lost his bet against the Lisa team. It was not until the 24th of January 1984, that the Mac was finally ready.

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Vintage Apple-1 Sells for Record $671,400

An unknown bidder from Asia spent almost halb a million Euro for this Apple 1 in full working condition. On 25th May 2013 this marvelous piece of computer history came under the hammer at Auction Team Breker in Germany. The auction house based in Cologne got 516,461 Euro ($ 671,400).

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iPhone Prototype Designs

Apple Prototype 0335

Apple’s court case against Samsung gave an inside peek at how Apple develops its new products. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company was forced to hand many documents to Samsung, a good number of which Samsung has, in turn, filed as exhibits to various motions and pleadings in the case. While Apple has been able to keep some things private, there have ...

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The first iPad prototype

First iPad prototype in comparison with an iPad 2

[portfolio_slideshow] The first prototype for an Apple tablet was created between 2002 and 2004 — years before the iPad came out. Steve Jobs told Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher during an appearance at the 2010 All Things D conference: I’ll tell you a secret. It began with the tablet. I had this idea about having a glass display, a multitouch ...

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