40 years of Apple products

Posted: 11:45 AM EDT Aug 25, 2011   Updated: 10:21 AM EDT Apr 01, 2016

With Apple marking the 40th anniversary of its founding on Friday, take a look back at some of the products that have defined the company and changed the way we live.

Apple products - Macintosh Portable
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Macintosh Portable (1989) -- Apple's first battery-powered portable Macintosh personal computer was released in September 1989 with a price tag of more than $7,000. It was met with great excitement upon release, but proved to ultimately be too expensive and heavy to be a true success and was discontinued after about a month on the market. While it didn't last, its clamshell design has featured prominently in every Apple laptop since.


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