What Was the First Apple Product?

The first Apple product was the Apple I, a computer designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak.

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The First Apple Computer

first apple computer was the Apple I, which was created by Steve Wozniak and sold steve jobs The Apple I was launched in 1976 and was one of the first commercially available personal computers. It was a success, and led to the development of the Apple II, which was released in 1977.

The Apple I

first apple computer was the Apple I, which was released on April 1, 1976. The machine was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. The Apple I was a single-board computer with a MOS 6502 microprocessor, 4 kilobytes of RAM, and an audio cassette interface for loading programs. It did not have a built-in monitor or keyboard; instead, users had to supply their own. The Apple I was advertised for sale by reducing the price of the computer from $666.66 to $525.

The machine was not very successful commercially, selling only around 200 units. However, it did gain a following among hobbyists and enthusiasts, who were attracted to its open design and ability to be expanded easily. Wozniak went on to design the far more successful Apple II, which was released in 1977.

The Apple II

The first Apple product was the Apple I, a personal computer designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, which went on sale in April 1976. The machine was simple compared to today’s standards, but it was a fully functional home computer with a keyboard, monitor and built-in BASIC programming language.

The success of the Apple I led Wozniak and his partner, Steve Jobs, to design and release the Apple II in 1977. The Apple II was a major step forward from the Apple I, featuring color graphics, improved sound and expandable storage. It quickly became one of the best-selling computers of its time and helped establish Apple as a major player in the tech industry.

The First Apple Portable

The first Apple product was the Apple Portable, released in September 1989. It was a notebook-style computer with a detachable keyboard. The Portable had a 9.8-inch monochrome screen and a 20 MB hard drive. It weighed 7.5 pounds and cost $6,500.

The Apple III

The Apple III (stylized as apple ///) was a business-oriented personal computer produced and released by Apple Computer in 1980. It was intended as the successor to the Apple II series, but was largely considered a failure in the market.

The Lisa

The Lisa was the first Apple product to feature a graphical user interface (GUI), and though it was a commercial failure, it laid the foundation for the hugely successful Macintosh. The Lisa was released in January 1983 and was aimed at the business market. It was prohibitively expensive, however, with a price tag of $9,995 (equal to around $24,000 today). Only 100,000 units were sold before it was discontinued in April 1985.

The First Apple Macintosh

On January 24, 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh to the world. The first Apple Macintosh was a machine with a mouse and a graphical user interface. It was the first practical computer that most people could use.

The Macintosh 128K

The Macintosh 128K, released on January 24, 1984, was the first Apple Macintosh personal computer. It had a retail price of $2,495 ($6,206 in 2019 dollars). The 128K was discontinued on October 15, 1985, just over a year after its release, when it was succeeded by the Macintosh 512K.

The 128K was based on the Lisa 2 computer, which was introduced six months earlier at a much higher price ($9,995). The Macintosh was designed to be inexpensive and easy to use. It featured a built-in 9-inch (230 mm) black-and-white monochrome CRT display with 512×342 pixel resolution and 1 bit of color depth. It had a single 400 kilobyte 3​1⁄2-inch floppy disk drive for storage. The computer shipped with macOS Platform Software 1.0, which provided a graphical user interface (GUI), as well as several applications including MacPaint and MacWrite.

The Macintosh 512K

The Macintosh 512K, released on September 15, 1984, was the first Apple Macintosh personal computer to be sold without the floppy drive unit. The unit originally shipped with 128 KB of RAM and an external SCSI hard disk was an available option. The machine had a 9-inch black-and-white CRT display with a resolution of 512×342 pixels, and could produce graphics at a rate of 30 frames per second. The 512K was replaced by the Macintosh Plus on January 10, 1986.

The First Apple Laptop

The Apple I computer was the first product released by Apple. It was hand-built by Steve Wozniak and went on sale for $666.66. The Apple I was discontinued in October 1977, just a year and a half after it was introduced.

The Macintosh Portable

The Macintosh Portable was the first battery-powered portable computer manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. It had a folding case and weighed 16 pounds (7.3 kg). The Macintosh Portable was released in September 1989 and cost $6,500.

The portable had a 9.8-inch (250 mm) active-matrix grayscale display with a resolution of 640×400 pixels. It used an internal screen to conserve power, which made it difficult to see in sunlight. The built-in trackball was not as easy to use as a mouse; an external mouse could be connected through the serial port.

The Portable ran the same Macintosh operating system as the desktop models, but included several features unique to it:

* A robust metal case that doubled as aheat sink
* A built-in carrying handle
* An optional external keyboard that attached magnetically
* An optional high-capacity battery pack for extended use

The First Apple PDA

The Newton MessagePad 100

In 1993, Apple released the Newton MessagePad 100, one of the first commercially available personal digital assistants (PDAs). The device was revolutionary for its time, allowing users to send and receive faxes, email, and even make phone calls. However, the Newton was not without its problems. It was notoriously difficult to use and was quickly eclipsed by competitors such as Palm Pilot. Nevertheless, the Newton MessagePad 100 remains an important part of Apple’s history.

The Newton MessagePad 2000

The Newton MessagePad 2000 was the first Apple PDA. It was released in August of 1993 and featured a 160×240 LCD screen, 2MB of storage, and handwriting recognition software. It was succeeded by the MessagePad 2100 in February of 1995.

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