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Apple Mac turns 25

Apple Mac turns 25
A few days ago Apple Mac celebrated its 25th anniversary, cementing its place in the history of technology. We take a look at the Mac’s transformation through the years from a simple product to a brand in its own right today. (Getty Images)
Apple Mac turns 25
Steve Jobs first introduced the iconic Macintosh to the world in 1984 and posed for the cover of MacWorld magazine.
Apple Mac turns 25
The $10,000 Lisa was Apple’s first GUI-driven machine but failed to win over buyers.
Apple Mac turns 25
The Macintosh initially suffered from a drought of software, coming with just two bundled programs.
Apple Mac turns 25
In 1991, Apple released the PowerBook – the first Mac laptop aimed at professional users.
Apple Mac turns 25
1998’s iMac sold 800,000 units in just 139 days, returning the firm to profitability.
Apple Mac turns 25
Today’s Macintosh runs on Intel CPUs and can dual boot Windows XP in addition to OSX.
Apple Mac turns 25
The notebook range now includes the Macbook Air – the world’s thinnest laptop.