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Retro Apple: iPod – A Comprehensive Look From Then Until Now

le’s road to success is paved with many products that no longer exist. Some have simply become redundant thanks to newer products with more functionality, while others were unceremoniously dumped from the Apple product line. Today we’ll look at a wildly successful Apple product that is still being sold, but in a much different format — the iPod.

Retro Apple: How HyperCard Changed the World One Stack at a Time

HyperCard was a powerful, yet extremely easy to use tool for creating “stacks” — essentially flat-file databases that used hyperlinks as a way of navigating a stack of “cards”. You have to understand that at the time HyperCard was first released in 1987, there was no World Wide Web, so the concept of hyperlinks was completely new. HyperCard not only got a lot of Mac fans started in programming, but it also inspired some of the tools that we take for granted today.

Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera

Retro Apple: The QuickTake 100 Digital Camera

In 1994, photography was a rather involved affair. You put film — in either a roll or cartridge — into your camera, took photos without knowing immediately how the image turned out, then took the film out of the camera and either developed it yourself in a darkroom or took it to a location to be developed for you. Apple helped to popularize digital cameras beginning in 1994, and today we’re taking a look at what is considered the first digital camera to have consumer acceptance: the Apple QuickTake 100.

Go Retro with Macintosh.js

Many Mac users today never had the "thrill" of using the pre-2001 Mac operating system on a Motorola 680X0 or PowerPC-based Mac. Thanks to developer Felix Rieseberg, a 68k Mac emulator called Basilisk II by Christian Bauer and others, and...

Macintosh Phone Concept by Pierre Cerveau

Retro Concept Imagines 1987 Macintosh Phone

Macintosh Phone Concept by Pierre Cerveau Artists and designers love to imagine the future of our favorite devices, but this work by artist Pierre Cerveau visualizes what a "Macintosh phone" may have looked like had the company tried to create one in 1987 --...

The Apple-1 You Always Wanted is for Sale On eBay

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? At this point in time, there's probably nothing more representative of the late 20th century than the Apple-1, the first computer created by Steve Wozniak and marketed by Steve Jobs....

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