If you’re a fan of Apple history and retro Apple stuff, you’ll probably appreciate this little blast from the past. Sometime in 1993, a small team of young developers at Apple built the Macintosh Quadra 840AV and Centris 660AV, and upon completion of their project, filmed a little celebration video, where they toast to their … Read More
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Would you believe that one of the original promotional videos for the Macintosh featured none other than Microsoft’s Bill Gates?! In this fun video from 1984 you’ll see a young Bill Gates from Microsoft expressing his enthusiasm and extolling the virtues of the Macintosh computer. The famous rivalry between Apple and Microsoft hadn’t quite heated … Read More
The Mac turned 40 this week, and if you’re still on an Apple history kick, there’s a fun website that’s worth exploring called Mac40th. Mac40th.com showcases every desktop and portable Mac ever made by Apple in a continuous stream of Macs, displayed in random order. But it’s not just Macs, interspersed with tons of photos, … Read More
The Macintosh computer, which has played a pivotal role in shaping personal computing and design principles throughout the entire tech industry, has turned 40 years old.
40 years ago on January 22, 1984, Apple ran the famous “1984” advertisement for the Macintosh during the Super Bowl. The commercial features an unidentified heroine wearing a Macintosh tank top who runs into a gathering of enthralled sycophants staring up at a screen of a droning Big Brother, wherein the protagonist tosses an anvil … Read More
The Steve Jobs Archive released a free ebook today called “Make Something Wonderful”, which is composed of various notes, speeches, interviews, and correspondence with Steve Jobs. The Steve Jobs Archive describes the 194 page ebook as follows: “A curated collection of Steve’s speeches, interviews and correspondence, Make Something Wonderful offers an unparalleled window into how … Read More
If you’re a fan of Apple history or retro computing, you’re sure to appreciate this nine-minute video covering the Apple Lisa. Created by The Verge, this fun video demonstrates using an Apple Lisa in 2023 as they overview the development of Apple’s Lisa computer, the prequel to the Macintosh, released some 40 years ago.
Do you remember when Apple and Microsoft had a substantial public rivalry? Apple was the underdog, known for its innovative designs and user-friendly interfaces, while Microsoft was the goliath, better known for widespread adoption and the associated practicality. This video from WWDC 2006 of Steve Jobs and Bertrand Serlet roasting Windows similarities to Mac OS … Read More
Do you enjoy taking trips down computing memory lane? Why not take a gander at screenshots of old Macintosh Mac OS releases from yesteryear, like Mac OS System 1, System 4, System 7, and System 9? A fun site called VersionMuseum hosts collections of screen shots from old software releases, including historical Mac OS versions.
If you’re a fan of Apple history and iPhone lore (the iPhone is 10 years old this year!), you’ll enjoy watching this trio of video clips featuring various interviews with some of the original iPhone team members who were tasked with developing the project.
Ten years ago today, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world. In a highly anticipated keynote presentation, Jobs famously announced what seemed like three different products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device… of course this was soon to be revealed as … Read More
In 1987, Apple came out with a conceptual forecast video of sorts imagining what the then future year of1997 would be like, and how Apple and technology would permeate our lives. The (very retro) video outlines all sorts of amusing concepts, some of which came to fruition – like instant access to networked databases and … Read More
Take a trip down memory lane with this short video featuring every Apple startup chime ever used. Yes, Apple startup chimes, because if you thought it was just Macs that had that familiar startup sound, then watch the video to be reminded of a certain little mobile Apple device that was simply just ahead of … Read More
The first major TV interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook aired last night, where he spoke at length with NBC’s Brian Williams. A wide variety of topics are discussed, including Cook’s role as CEO, Steve Jobs, the mishaps of Apple Maps, Apple TV, manufacturing, the future of Apple, The Jetsons (yes, the cartoon), competition, and … Read More
Many Apple fans love Apple history, and most Apple fans love Jonathan Ive. This amusing video from 1997 combines both, features Jony Ive being Jony Ive as he waxes poetic about the 20th Anniversary Mac, product, design, and experience. Despite being 15 years ago, you could replace “20th Anniversary Mac” with “iMac” or “iPad” and … Read More
A recently discovered video of Steve Jobs at the early days of NeXT is making the rounds, it’s a great video and provides an interesting portrait of Jobs in 1987 as he was in between leading Apple. Whether you’re a fan of Jobs, interested in Apple history, or just a student of Jobs legendary thinking, … Read More
Another piece of early Apple history has been uncovered in a newly found unaired commercial for the original Macintosh computer. Filmed in 1983, the video features original Macintosh software designer Andy Hertzfeld discussing what he expects of the Macintosh, saying: “I expect to be totally amazed at what people are going to do with Macintosh. … Read More
A never-before-aired commercial for the original Macintosh has surfaced which any fan of Apple history should get a kick out of it. Coming in at just over a minute long, the unaired TV ad includes some big name early-Apple employees, including Andy Hertzfeld, Burrel Smith, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray, all describing Macintosh … Read More