In honor of the 25th anniversary of the first Macintosh (marked last Saturday on Jan 24),  Webdesignerdepot posted a brief history of the design of the legendary computer. Well, of Apple computers in general I guess — but who really remembers Apple before the Mac? (Ok, I do.) Even 25 years later that first Mac (seen above) looks futuristic, eons ahead of comparable PCs of its day. It had mad personality, especially for that day and age. Like the Bauhaus school and Japanese packaging, Apple has always understood the importance of pure aesthetics.

Several of their major milestones after the Jump…

Major Apple Milestones (all text below taken from Webdesignerdepot):

Apple II – 1977

1977 saw the invention of both the Apple II and the famous rainbow Apple logo. Steve Jobs added the colours to the logo to reflect the Apple II’s superior colour output. Colour graphics set the Apple II apart from its rivals on the market. Image: Wikipedia



Macintosh Mouse – 1984

While the Macintosh is responsible for making the computer mouse part of our everyday reality, it was actually an adaptation of the mouse designed for the Lisa and was not the first mouse used by Apple. Image: Wikipedia



iBook – 1999

The first generation of the iBook featured a clamshell design and wireless networking. Image: eLanso



The Newton – 1993

While the Newton was a massive flop at the time of its release, it laid the groundwork for Apple’s massively popular iPhone and iPod. Two ex-Apple Newton developers founded the company that developed the iPod’s OS, Pixo.


Ipod/Ipod Classic Generation One – 2001

The first generation of the iPod was debuted in 2001 to rave reviews and a very eager market. Image: Wikipedia


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