Apple and Macintosh History

On January 24, 1984, Apple announced the Macintosh to its Board of Directors and to the world – and the computer world has never been the same.

Apple LisaA year earlier, Apple had unveiled the $10,000 Lisa, the first business computer to market with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse. The Lisa never caught on, but Apple was enamored of the concept.

Original MacintoshIt was an era of conformity. Although you could still buy an Apple II, TRS-80, Commodore, or CP/M computer, MS-DOS was the de facto standard.

Apple made a bold move, thinking different long before it became an ad slogan. And the rest, as they say, is history, a history Low End Mac examines in a series of articles, each covering one year in the life of the Macintosh.

Apple History

This is a brief overview of Apple history in table format.

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