Some of you might think that the new MacBook Pro Retina screen is more expensive than what Apple has launched the market, but never far from reality. Just take a look at the past of Cupertino to realize that it is not nearly the most expensive model. Over time, Apple has been making their computers accessible to more modest pockets, but in the beginning, only wealthy could afford to enjoy economies of these computers.
Forbes has compiled a list of the five most expensive Apple computers of all time. For each model indicated the launch price of the time and the price equivalent to today’s inflation.Hang coming so curves.
1. Apple Lisa
Price: $ 9,995
With inflation: $ 21,600
Above all, Lisa is the most expensive Apple computer ever made. Launched in 1983, a year before the original Macintosh, containing technology far superior to any computer that was sold at that time, and was much more capable than the Mac, who started for much less, only for $ 2495. ($5,200 today)
Lisa however, had a good justification for its cost. included advanced features such as protected memory and multitasking cooperative, features that did not include the Mac until years later.
Unfortunately Apple Macintosh made its competition Lisa ended up being one of the most notorious failures of Apple, whose last 2,700 units ended up in the scrapyard.
2. Macintosh IIfx
Price: $ 9,000
With inflation: $ 14,900
After the relative success of the original Macintosh, Apple released similar models, like the Mac Plus and Mac SE. The Macintosh II was released in 1987, shortly after Steve Jobs was fired from the company, offering a color monitor and expandability. Were sold several variants of Macintosh II, as the IIx, IIci, IIcx and IIfx, all very expensive. Given the relatively little success, charters replaced by model IIsi, much more modest than its predecessor.
3. Apple III
Price: $ 4,340
With inflation: $ 11,400
The Apple III was undoubtedly the greatest failure of Apple’s all-time. While the Apple II was aimed at consumers, the Apple III was designed for businesses. They rejected it because of its high price, and chose to purchase an Apple II clone or similar.
At the time it was released in 1980, the computer market was changing rapidly, and consumers had more choices than ever. The price of the Apple III called on many customers to seek more affordable alternatives.
It was not just the high price that undercut the failure, the Apple III was plagued with hardware problems and compatibility to the extent that it is almost impossible to find one today that works reasonably well.
4. Macintosh Portable
Price: $ 6,500
With inflation: $ 11,300
The Macintosh Portable was Apple’s first attempt to convert into a portable desktop computer. It lacked many features expected from a laptop, as the Macintosh Portable was a monster machine that did all that was portable battery contained therein.
The machine was basically composed of components of a desktop compressed in a smaller body, forcing it to provide the team with lesser abilities. It sold poorly and was eventually removed when Apple launched the first PowerBook two years later, in 1991. The PowerBook really was the first Apple laptop, with elegant finishes, darker shade and much thinner.
5. Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)
Price: $ 7,499
With inflation: $ 10,140
The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, more affectionately known as TAM, was one of the weirdest Apple products. Designed entirely by Jony Ive , resembles the way all-in-one iMac today. But unlike the iMac, available in many unusual features and exquisite luxury. In short, a team of collectors.
The equipment was delivered to the buyer’s home in a limousine by an Apple employee .Details in leather, removable trackpad, speaker Bose sound quality were some of the salient features for a team ahead of his time.
We can still find some on eBay TAM units, but not many were sold at the time. Steve Jobs hated the project and, upon returning to Apple reduced the price of the units manufactured and stopped production, along with other Apple product lines.
Then we leave a graph with some other Apple products cost today.