Open Mac brooch 1987
“APPLE DEBUTS TWO “OPEN” MACINTOSHES, IS DEVELOPING A MAC ETHERNET INTERFACE WITH 3COM
At the Appleworld conference in Los Angeles, Apple Computer, Inc. unveiled its long-awaited “open” Macintosh, wich allows for installation of add-on boards such as network interface cards. Apple will introduce two models of the open Macintosh, the Macintosh SE and Macintosh II. Both models will be able to support operating systems such as Unix and MS-DOS, in addition to the native Macintosh operating system. That support would simplify file sharing between different types of micro computers.”
(LAN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS vol. 5 N°4 APRIL 1987)
On March 2, 1987, Apple launched Macintosh II, which introduced several innovations. Mac II is the first modular and scalable Macintosh, it has 6 slots that can accommodate optional cards as well as 8 connectors for extending the RAM. Mac II uses the Motorola 68020 processor clocked at 16MHz, it is also the first Mac with a 256 color screen and a hard disk drive (20 Mo). Mac II, the first “open mac” is offered at a price of $5498.
This small and charming Open Mac brooch dates from 1987. It was distributed to authorized dealers who offered it to the first Macintosh II buyers in the United States. This brooch is therefore a rare promotional item.
This brooch is in excellent condition.
dimensions : 26mm x 8mm (1,02in x 0,31in)
Only one copy of this brooch is available.
This is a 5 Mac ranking, extremely rare collectible. We have only 1 of this rare watch in stock, so don’t wait !