The History of the Apple Macintosh

Apple Macintosh (1984)

The Apple Macintosh revolutionized the entire computer industry by the year of 1984. Steve Jobs and his ingenious Macintosh team arranged for the computer to be used by the normal “person in the street” – and not only by experts.

“Insanely great” – Steve Jobs could hardly put into words his enthusiasm by the launch of the Macintosh. On the legendary annual general meeting of January 24th, 1984, in the Flint Center not far from the Apple Campus in Cupertino, the Apple co-founder initially quoted Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in order to then polemicize against an imminent predominance of the young computer industry by IBM.

Apple History TV: Film of the History Channel

The importance of Apple’s early days is often forgotten by the Mac community in our focus on a product that was released 7 years into Apple’s life. It is certainly long-forgotten by most of the rest of the world. The Apple I and, to a far larger extent, the Apple II were the first truly… Continue reading Apple History TV: Film of the History Channel

Apple History TV: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs are telling the story

The first Apple was designed by Steve Wozniak. His friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. Exhibited at Homebrew Computer Club in April 1976 and went on sale in July 1976 at a price of $666.66. About 200 30-chip units were assembled. However, users had to add case, power supply, keyboard &… Continue reading Apple History TV: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs are telling the story