thirty years of macintosh
30 years ago today, Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer. Apple therefore celebrates the 30th birthday of Mac with a special ‘Thirty Years of Macintosh‘ section on their website along with a ‘Mac 30’ video describing the Mac’s technological advantages over the years.

The introduction of Mac 30 years ago changed the computing world forever. Apple changed the computing world forever 30 years ago today when it launched the first Macintosh. Apple, like always, chose to make this birthday of Mac a memorable one.

Happy Birthday, Mac.

In 1984, Apple introduced the world to Macintosh.
It was designed to be so easy to use that people could actually use it.
And it came with a promise — that the power of technology taken from a few and put in the hands of everyone, could change the world.
That promise has been kept.
Today, we create, connect, share, and share, and learn in ways that were unimaginable 30 years ago.
Imagine what we can accomplish in the next 30 years.

Apple website now begins with a new splash page wishing the Macintosh a Happy Birthday. From there you can navigate to explore the 30 years of innovation of the Mac which is a timeline of the various Mac models along with the major innovators over the years starting from the first launched in 1984.

You can open up the ‘Mac 30’ special video that highlights the various impacts of Mac on various industries and also contains remarks and views of professionals like the music composer Hans Zimmer and designer Iris Harper about the Macintosh experience. You can also view the video below.

The website also contains a ‘your first Mac‘ page where the various Mac users share their experiences about their first Macintosh computers.

The original Apple Macintosh or Macintosh 128k was released on January 24th, 1984. The initial price was set at $2495. The device has a 9 inch 512×384 display and was powered by a Motorola 68000 processor and had 128KB of main memory. The device came with floppy-disk support and had a handle for carrying purposes.

Apple really has revolutionized the computer industry in these 30 years. Currently Macs are in use by several business professionals and home users for their day-to-day and extensive tasks.

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