Today, January 24th marks an important date for Apple’s history. On this day in 1984, Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs introduced the revolutionary Macintosh to the world with an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 9 inch Black & White Display, along with a 3.5-inch Floppy Drive at the Annual Shareholders Meeting in 1984. This piece of technology played a major role in the innovation of computers, making it a reason for today’s powerful computers. The original Macintosh retailed at $2495 and Apple already sold more than 70000 units by May of 1984 which signifies its popularity over the market.
Apple also did a Computerland newspaper advertisement on The Spokesman Review on January 24th that said:
Have a look at Steve Jobs introducing the world to a revolutionary computer technology – The Macintosh:
One of the reasons for the popularity of this machine was its commerical directed by Ridley Scott during the third quarter of the 1984 Superbowl football game:
The value of the original Macintosh is estimated to be more than $6000 as of now and has become a popular collector’s item. After the huge success of Macintosh, Apple introduced newer computers like Macintosh II in 1984 – improving performance with the 16 MHz 68020 processor, along with offering a color display, the Macintosh Classic, the PowerBook, the Power Macintosh, the iMac G3, the iBook and the list goes on till the current Mac lineup in 2021 that is the iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, and as the Macintosh newspaper ad says, “Make friends with the future”, we could see potentially more in the future.
The power of the Apple designed M1 chip on the new MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini has amazed us and it hints towards the future possibilities with this technology.
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