Mac Setups: Three Decades of Apple, From the SE/30 to the iPad 2
Like any longtime Apple fan, I’m a sucker for retro Apple gear, and this great reader submitted Mac setup jumps across over three decades of Apple hardware, showing the evolution of all-in-one hardware from the late 1980’s to today.
- Macintosh SE/30 from 1989
- iMac 233MHz from 1999
- iMac 24″ from 2008
- iPhone 4 from 2010
- iPad 2 from 2011
By the way, isn’t it awesome that the Mac SE/30 still works?
In some ways, this setup mirrors a few of Apple’s most significant Mac announcements, with the SE/30 being the first compact Mac to ship with a 1.44MB floppy drive standard, to the original iMac which was the first Mac (or PC) to ditch the floppy altogether, and the modern aluminum iMac which helped spread the aluminum unibody across the product line. Of course, the iPhone 4 and iPad 2’s influence is a bit more obvious and reach far beyond Apple, but they still changed the Mac platform with features ranging from multitouch gestures to the simplified UI experience of OS X Lion and Launchpad.
This is a great Mac setup, thanks for sending it in Robin!
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