Looking Back on 30 Years of Mac

A look back at 30 years of Mac devices

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This Jan. 23, 1984, file photo, shows the Apple Macintosh that was unveiled in Cupertino, Calif.. The main console contains a 32 bit microprocessor, a built-in 3 1/2 inch disk drive, a nine inch display, 64k ROM and 128k RAM. Click through to see more notable MAC devices.
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In 1998, Apple came out with its first iMac. PCs at the time were typically housed in uniform, beige boxes. The first iMacs looked more like TVs and came in a variety of colors over the years.
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Aimed at professionals, the new Mac Pro has more computer power than most consumers would need, squeezed into a black, cylinder-shaped case that is about one-eighth the volume of the previous, boxy model. The original Mac had 128 kilobytes of memory. The Pro starts at 12 gigabytes, or more than 90,000 times as much.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a projection of the Macbook Air and Mac Desktop during announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces new versions of the MacBook, left, and MacBook Pro, right, during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.
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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.
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The original Apple Macbook Air laptop is seen on display at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
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Former Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer Inc, shows off the inside of his company's new Power Macintosh G4, an 8-inch cube computer, during his keynote address at MacWorld Expo in New York, Wednesday July 19, 2000. The Power Mac G4 Cube in 2000 was praised for its design, even though it didn't sell well. The entire computer fit into a cube measuring 7 inches on each side. A crystal-clear casing made the Cube slightly larger, but it also made the device memorable.
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