My Favorite Apple

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The pure joy of an Apple Christmas

When you realize how far Apple has come it’s real easy to get excited about their new laptops, especially when you compare their first portables, and their size, to today’s. #throwback #Christmas2010   Merry Apple Christmas to You and Yours! …funny thing is my middle daughter went off to college shortly after I got this […]

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Brand New Original iPad

Today is a celebration of my newest addition to my Apple collection. I acquired a sealed, Brand New- still in the Box and never opened, 1st Gen iPad. The original iPad was released in April of 2010. No, it’s not a vintage machine, like a lot of my collection, but it is still super significant. Steve […]

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Brand New 1984 Apple Portable Computer

How is a 30 year old machine still brand new? Because it was never opened. A 29 year old, Steve Jobs made history with this, Apple’s first portable personal computer back in 1984. It is the Apple IIc, or //c if you prefer. It weighed in at a hefty 7.5 pounds and had to be plugged in wherever […]

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Apple’s First Portable Computer Launch

One of my favorite computer collecting themes is Apple’s portable machines. Come hell or high water Steve was going to make personal computing portable, and that he did. Apple’s first attempt was the Apple IIc in 1984, when Steve was only 29. The IIc weighed in at 7.5 pounds and was made to transport around. The […]

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Apple’s iBook G3

As Apple collectors we all know the revolutionary and yummy iMac G3, but did you know it has a little brother? Yep, in 1999 and only a year after the introduction of the iMac, the iBook G3 was unveiled to the world. At the time the iBook was the most anticipated Apple announcement yet. Informally known […]

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1989 Macintosh Portable Brochure

Collectors of Apple eventually develop niche’ areas of focus. Most don’t start off there, but out of passion or necessity a pattern develops. Mine has clearly revealed itself. Even though I consider myself an early adopter I was actually a late bloomer when it came to using a computer, so my area of passion pre-dates […]

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Factory Sealed Apple Collectibles

New in the box old factory sealed Apple One of the top items on my Apple Bucket list isn’t really a particular Apple, instead it’s anything from the early days of Apple unopened and still in its factory sealed packaging. While this may sound like an impossible task, you might be surprised the items out there never […]

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Macintosh Portable in space

You know I’m crazy over the old 1989 Macintosh Portable, well did you know it ventured into outer space? Wonder how Apple worked that…The dates were August 2- 11, 1991.   It was the first commercial off-the-shelf portable computer used in space and the first to send an email from space, in 1991 aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43. Here’s Apple’s […]

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