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This timeline of Macintosh models lists all major types of Macintosh computers produced by Apple Computer in order of introduction date. Macintosh Performa models were often physically identical to other models, in which case they are omitted in favor of the identical twin. Also not listed are model numbers that identify software bundles. For example, the Performa 6115CD and 6116CD differed only in software and were identical to the Power Macintosh 6100, so only the 6100 is listed below. The Apple Network Server and Apple Lisa are included, as they filled high-end niches of the Macintosh line despite not directly running Mac OS.

Contents

1 Timeline
2 1980s
3 1990s
4 2000s
5 2010s

Timeline

Timeline of Macintosh models

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1980s

The Lisa is included, although it is not a Macintosh, due to its compatibility with Macintosh software and common use as an early Macintosh development platform.

Year Launched Model Family Discontinued
1983 January 1 Lisa* Compact January 1, 1984

1984 January 1 Lisa 2* Compact January 1, 1985
January 24 Macintosh 128K Compact September 10, 1984
September 10 Macintosh 512K Compact April 14, 1986
Macintosh 128K (revised) Compact October 1, 1985

1985 January 1 Macintosh XL Compact April 1, 1985

1986 January 16 Macintosh Plus Compact January 1, 1987
April 14 Macintosh 512Ke Compact October 1, 1987

1987 January 1 Macintosh Plus (Platinum) Compact October 15, 1990
February 3 Macintosh SE Compact August 1, 1989
March 2 Macintosh II Mac II January 15, 1990

1988 September 19 Macintosh IIx Mac II October 15, 1990

1989 January 19 Macintosh SE/30 Compact October 21, 1991
March 7 Macintosh IIcx Mac II March 11, 1991
August 1 Macintosh SE FDHD Compact October 15, 1990
September 20 Macintosh IIci Mac II February 20, 1993
Macintosh Portable Portable February 11, 1991

1990s

1990 March 19 Macintosh IIfx Mac II April 15, 1992
October 15 Macintosh LC LC March 23, 1992
Macintosh Classic Compact September 14, 1992
Macintosh IIsi Mac II March 15, 1993

1991 February 11 Macintosh Portable (backlit screen) Portable October 21, 1991
October 21 Macintosh Classic II Compact September 13, 1993
Quadra 700 Quadra March 15, 1993
Quadra 900 Quadra May 18, 1992
PowerBook 100 PowerBook August 3, 1992
PowerBook 140 PowerBook August 3, 1992
PowerBook 170 PowerBook October 19, 1992

1992 March 23 Macintosh LC II LC March 15, 1993
May 18 Quadra 950 Quadra October 14, 1995
August 3 PowerBook 145 PowerBook July 7, 1993
October 19 Macintosh IIvi Mac II February 10, 1993
Macintosh IIvx Mac II October 19, 1993
PowerBook 160 PowerBook August 16, 1993
PowerBook 180 PowerBook May 16, 1994
PowerBook Duo 210 PowerBook Duo October 21, 1993
PowerBook Duo 230 PowerBook Duo July 27, 1994

1993 February 10 Macintosh LC III / III+ LC February 14, 1994
Macintosh Color Classic Compact May 16, 1994
Centris 610 Centris October 21, 1993
Centris 650 Centris October 21, 1993
Quadra 800 Quadra March 14, 1994
PowerBook 165c PowerBook December 13, 1993
March 22 Workgroup Server 80 Workgroup Server October 17, 1995
Workgroup Server 95 Workgroup Server April 3, 1995
June 7 PowerBook 145b PowerBook July 18, 1994
PowerBook 180c PowerBook March 14, 1994
June 28 Macintosh LC 520 LC February 2, 1994
July 26 Workgroup Server 60 Workgroup Server October 17, 1995
July 29 Centris / Quadra 660AV Centris / Quadra September 12, 1994
Quadra 840AV Quadra July 18, 1994
August 16 PowerBook 165 PowerBook July 18, 1994
October 10 Macintosh Color Classic II Compact November 1, 1995
October 21 Macintosh TV LC February 1, 1995
Quadra 605 Quadra October 17, 1994
Quadra 610 Quadra July 18, 1994
Quadra 650 Quadra September 12, 1994
PowerBook Duo 250 PowerBook Duo May 16, 1994
PowerBook Duo 270c PowerBook Duo May 16, 1994

1994 February 2 Macintosh LC 550 LC March 23, 1995
Macintosh LC 575 LC April 3, 1995
March 14 Power Macintosh 6100 Power Macintosh May 18, 1996
Power Macintosh 7100 Power Macintosh January 6, 1996
Power Macintosh 8100 Power Macintosh August 14, 1996
April 26 Workgroup Server 6150 Workgroup Server October 1, 1995
Workgroup Server 8150 Workgroup Server February 26, 1996
Workgroup Server 9150 Workgroup Server February 26, 1996
May 16 PowerBook 520/c PowerBook 500 September 16, 1995
PowerBook 540/c PowerBook 500 August 16, 1995
PowerBook 550 PowerBook 500 April 1, 1996
PowerBook Duo 280 PowerBook Duo November 14, 1994
PowerBook Duo 280c PowerBook Duo January 1, 1996
July 18 Quadra 630 Quadra April 17, 1995
PowerBook 150 PowerBook October 14, 1995

1995 January 28 Power Macintosh 6200 / 6300 Power Macintosh October 17, 1996
April 3 Macintosh LC 580 LC October 1, 1995
Performa 5200 Performa October 1, 1996
June 19 Power Macintosh 9500 Power Macintosh February 17, 1997
August 7 Power Macintosh 7200 Power Macintosh April 1, 1996
Power Macintosh 7500 Power Macintosh February 17, 1997
Power Macintosh 8500 Power Macintosh February 17, 1997
August 28 PowerBook 190 PowerBook September 1, 1996
PowerBook 5300 PowerBook September 1, 1996
PowerBook Duo 2300c PowerBook Duo February 1, 1997

1996 February 15 Apple Network Server 500* Network Server April 1, 1997
Apple Network Server 700/150* Network Server April 1, 1997
February 26 Workgroup Server 7250 Workgroup Server April 21, 1997
Workgroup Server 8550 Workgroup Server April 21, 1997
March 10 Performa 5260 / 5300 Performa April 1, 1997
April 1 Performa 5400 Performa February 17, 1997
Power Macintosh 7600 Power Macintosh October 1, 1997
October 16 Apple Network Server 700/200* Network Server April 1, 1997
October 17 Performa 6360 Performa October 1, 1997
October 23 Performa 6400 Performa May 1, 1997
November 15 Power Macintosh 4400 Power Macintosh October 11, 1997
November 20 PowerBook 1400 PowerBook May 6, 1998

*The Apple Network Server is technically not a Macintosh, but is included here for completeness.

1997 February 17 Power Macintosh 5500 Power Macintosh March 31, 1998
Power Macintosh 6500 Power Macintosh March 14, 1998
Power Macintosh 7300 Power Macintosh November 10, 1997
Power Macintosh 8600 Power Macintosh February 17, 1998
Power Macintosh 9600 Power Macintosh March 17, 1998
PowerBook 3400 PowerBook March 14, 1998
March 20 Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh Power Macintosh March 14, 1998
April 21 Workgroup Server 7350 Workgroup Server March 2, 1998
Workgroup Server 9650 Workgroup Server March 2, 1998
May 8 PowerBook 2400c PowerBook March 14, 1998
November 10 Power Macintosh G3 desktop Power Macintosh January 5, 1999
Power Macintosh G3 minitower Power Macintosh January 5, 1999
PowerBook G3 PowerBook G3 March 14, 1998

1998 January 31 Power Macintosh G3 AIO Power Macintosh October 17, 1998
March 2 Macintosh Server G3 Macintosh Server January 1, 1999
May 6 PowerBook G3 series PowerBook G3 May 10, 1999
August 15 iMac G3 iMac May 10, 1999

1999 January 5 Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) Power Macintosh October 13, 1999
Macintosh Server G3 (Blue & White) Macintosh Server August 31, 1999
May 10 PowerBook G3 ("Lombard") PowerBook G3 February 16, 2000
July 21 iBook iBook September 13, 2000
August 31 Macintosh Server G4 Macintosh Server July 19, 2000
October 5 iMac (slot loading) iMac March 18, 2003
October 13 Power Macintosh G4 Graphite Power Macintosh July 18, 2001

2000s

2000 February 16 PowerBook ("Pismo") PowerBook G3 January 9, 2001
July 19 Power Macintosh G4 Cube Power Macintosh July 3, 2001
September 13 iBook (FireWire) iBook May 1, 2001

2001 January PowerBook G4 Titanium PowerBook G4 September 16, 2003
May 1 iBook (white) iBook October 22, 2003
July 18 Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver Power Macintosh August 13, 2002
September 8 Server G4 Quicksilver Macintosh Server May 14, 2002

2002 January 7 iMac G4 15" iMac August 31, 2004
iBook (14") iBook October 22, 2003
April 29 eMac eMac July 5, 2006
May 14 Xserve Xserve February 10, 2003
July 17 iMac G4 17" iMac August 31, 2004
August 13 Power Macintosh G4 MDD Power Macintosh June 9, 2004
August 27 Macintosh Server G4 MDD Macintosh Server January 28, 2003

2003 January 7 PowerBook G4 Aluminum (12") PowerBook G4 May 16, 2006
PowerBook G4 Aluminum (17") PowerBook G4 April 24, 2006
February 10 Xserve slot loading Xserve January 6, 2004
Xserve Cluster Node Xserve January 6, 2004
June 23 Power Macintosh G5 Power Macintosh June 9, 2004
September 16 PowerBook G4 Aluminum (15") PowerBook G4 February 14, 2006
October 22 iBook G4 (12" / 14") iBook May 16, 2006
November 18 iMac G4 20" iMac August 31, 2004

2004 January 6 Xserve G5 Xserve August 7, 2006
Xserve Cluster Node G5 Xserve August 7, 2006
June 9 Power Macintosh G5 FX Power Macintosh October 19, 2005
August 31 iMac G5 17" iMac January 10, 2006
iMac G5 20" iMac March 20, 2006

2005 January 11 Mac mini Mac mini February 28, 2006
October 19 Power Macintosh G5 dual core Power Macintosh August 7, 2006

2006 January 10 iMac Core Duo iMac September 6, 2006
February 14 MacBook Pro (15") MacBook February 26, 2008
February 28 Mac mini Core Solo Mac mini September 6, 2006
February 28 Mac mini Core Duo Mac mini August 7, 2007
April 24 MacBook Pro (17") MacBook February 26 , 2008
May 16 MacBook MacBook November 8, 2008
August 7 Mac Pro Mac Pro January 8, 2008
August 7 Xserve (Intel) Xserve January 8, 2008
September 6 iMac 17" Core 2 Duo iMac August 7, 2007
iMac 20" Core 2 Duo iMac August 7, 2007
iMac 24" Core 2 Duo iMac August 7, 2007
November 8 MacBook (Late 2006) MacBook May 15, 2007

2007 May 15 MacBook (Late 2006) MacBook November 8, 2007
August 7 iMac 20" Aluminum iMac April 28, 2008
iMac 24" Aluminum iMac April 28, 2008
Mac mini Core 2 Duo Mac mini March 3, 2009
November 8 MacBook (Late 2007) MacBook February 26, 2008

2008 January 8 Xserve Harpertown Xserve April 7, 2009
January 8 Mac Pro Harpertown Mac Pro March 3, 2009
January 15 MacBook Air MacBook October 14, 2008
February 26 MacBook Penryn MacBook October 14, 2008
MacBook Pro Penryn 15" MacBook October 14, 2008
MacBook Pro Penryn 17" MacBook January 6, 2009
April 28 iMac (early 2008) iMac March 3, 2009
October 14 MacBook Air Penryn MacBook June 8, 2009
MacBook White MacBook January 29, 2009
MacBook Aluminum MacBook June 8, 2009
MacBook Pro (Unibody)15" MacBook June 8, 2009

2009 January 6 MacBook Pro (Unibody)17" MacBook June 8, 2009
January 29 MacBook White (early 2009) MacBook May 27, 2009
March 3 Mac mini (early 2009) Mac mini October 20, 2009
iMac (early 2009) iMac October 20, 2009
Mac Pro (early 2009) Mac Pro August 9, 2010
April 7 Xserve Nehalem Xserve current
May 27 MacBook (mid 2009) MacBook October 20, 2009
June 8 MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2009) MacBook April 13, 2010
MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2009) MacBook April 13, 2010
MacBook Pro 17" (Mid 2009) MacBook April 13, 2010
MacBook Air (Mid 2009) MacBook current
October 20 Mac mini (Late 2009) Mac mini June 15, 2010
iMac (Late 2009) iMac July 27, 2010
Macbook (Late 2009) Macbook May 18, 2010

2010s

2010 April 13 MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2010) MacBook current
April 13 MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2010) MacBook current
April 13 MacBook Pro 17" (Early 2010) MacBook current
May 18 Macbook (Mid 2010) Macbook current
June 15 Mac Mini (Mid 2010) Mac Mini current
July 27 iMac (Mid 2010) iMac current
August 9 Mac Pro (Mid 2010) Mac Pro current
  October 20 MacBook Air (Late 2010) MacBook Air current




Published - December 2010









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