Well, who doesn't know Steve Jobs, the man who unveiled the first Macintosh thirty-five years ago at Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, on 24th January 1984, which happened to be a machine that unlike anything anyone had seen before.
The Mac was the first computing machine that came with a graphical user interface and a mouse, which became the centre of personal computer revolution that went on to change the way we work today. The Macintosh was the first widely sold personal computer that went on to revolutionize the era of personal computing. Although this really wasn't the first personal computer by Apple, it still harvested recognition and user base because of its ease of use.
On 24th January 2019, Macintosh completed 35 years of its golden era. Following are some interesting facts that you should know about the grand old Apple Macintosh.
35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today we’re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future. pic.twitter.com/oUQDJN3jRU— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 24, 2019
Some interesting facts on Apple Macintosh-
Macintosh got its name after an apple by Jeff Raskin who is one of the founders of Macintosh. He named it after a Canadian Apple, McIntosh, which due to certain copyrights issues went on to be called 'Macintosh'.
Later in time, Steve Jobs described the Macintosh in a popular interview as 'bicycles for the mind', after which some people at Apple wanted to change the name of Macintosh to 'Apple Bicycle', but eventually was left to be called Macintosh.
Talking of computers from Apple, Macintosh was not the first line of personal computing from Apple as Apple 1 was launched before Apple Macintosh as a personal computer.
The first-gen Macintosh came equipped with a Motorola 68000 CPU that ran at 8HMz backed with 128K RAM. It featured a 9-inch black-and-white display with a 512×342-pixel resolution. It came with a built-in 3.5-inch floppy drive and disks support with 400K storage.