Jan 24, 2019

35 Years Ago, Apple Introduced The First Macintosh

It has been 35 years since Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh to the world, on January 24, 1984, at the annual shareholder meeting held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Jobs took out the Macintosh from a bag. In celebration of the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted the following words:

35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today we’re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future.
The original Macintosh computer was priced at $2,495 in the US, which is equivalent to more than $6,000 today. The technical specifications of this device include an 8HMz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 400 KB floppy disk drive, and a 9-inch black-and-white monitor with a 512×342 pixel resolution.

More importantly, the original Macintosh is also the first mass-market personal computer that featured a graphical user interface, built-in screen and mouse, System Software was the original Macintosh default operating system, however, was later officially renamed Mac OS ever since System 7.5.1.

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