The Macintosh TV – released in 1993 – was an ill-fated attempt to combine the increasingly popular home computer market with a traditional television. It came with a CD-drive and a TV tuner card, and was one of the only Macs ever produced in black. Ultimately, however, it did not prove popular, largely because users couldn’t switch easily between watching television and other programmes. Only 10,000 were made.
In 1984, on January 24th, Apple released the first Macintosh home computer.
It was a revelation – mainly for its incorporation of a graphical display when its rivals could only display text.
The following year, founder Steve Jobs left the company.
Apple continued to make progress with innovative machines, but only after his return in 1996, that Apple’s computers began to achieve the popularity and recognition with new, design-led strategy – Yahoo News.