Every Product Apple Has Made So Far

Written by Carly Hallman

Check out the groundbreaking technology of the biggest electronics company in the U.S. with this comprehensive list of all Apple products! A timeline shows us just how much Apple has changed the core of the tech industry in only four decades, bringing the abstract concept of computing from college campuses to our pockets. What’s different now that our world is full of Apple products? History has been changed, plain and simple!

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Every Product Apple Has Made So Far Transcript

Four Decades of Apple Products

Year Devices
1976 Apple I [Computer]
1977 Apple II [Computer]
1978 Disk II [Computer Accessory]
1979
  • Apple II Plus [Computer]
  • Bell & Howell Apple II Series [Computer]
  • Apple Silentype (Printer) [Computer Accessory]
1980
  • Apple III [Computer]
  • Novation CAT [Computer Accessory]
1981 Apple ProFile [Computer Accessory]
1982 Apple Dot Matrix Printer [Computer Accessory]
1983
  • Apple IIe [Computer]
  • Apple Lisa [Computer]
  • Apple III Plus [Computer]
  • Apple ImageWriter [Computer Accessory]
  • Macintosh Mouse [Computer Accessory]
1984
  • Macintosh 128K [Computer]
  • Macintosh 512K [Computer]
  • Apple Lisa II [Computer]
  • Apple IIc [Computer]
  • Apple 410 Color Plotter [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Scribe Printer [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Disk IIc [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Mouse IIc [Computer Accessory]
1985
  • Macintosh XL [Computer]
  • LaserWriter [Computer Accessory]
  • ImageWriter II [Computer Accessory]
  • LocalTalk Connection [Computer Accessory]
  • Macintosh Hard Drive 20 [Computer Accessory]
1986
  • Macintosh Plus [Computer]
  • Apple IIGS [Computer]
  • Macintosh 800K External Drive [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple 3.5” Drive [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple 5.25” Drive [Computer Accessory]
1987
  • Macintosh SE [Computer]
  • Macintosh II [Computer]
  • Apple Tape Backup 40SC [Computer Accessory]
1988
  • Macintosh IIx [Computer]
  • AppleCD [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Scanner [Computer Accessory]
1989
  • Macintosh SE/30 [Computer]
  • Macintosh SE [Computer]
  • Macintosh Portable [Computer]
  • Macintosh IIcx [Computer]
  • Macintosh IIci [Computer]
  • Apple IIGS [Computer]
1990
  • Macintosh IIfx [Computer]
  • Machintosh LC [Computer]
  • Macintosh Classic [Computer]
  • Macintosh IIsi [Computer]
1991
  • Macintosh Quadra 700 [Computer]
  • Macintosh Quadra 900 [Computer]
  • Macintosh Classic II [Computer]
  • PowerBook 100 [Computer]
  • PowerBook 140 [Computer]
  • PowerBook 170 [Computer]
  • StyleWriter [Computer Accessory]
1992
  • Macintosh Quadra 950 [Computer]
  • Macintosh LC II [Computer]
  • Macintosh Performa 600 [Computer]
  • PowerBook 165 *also released this year: PowerBook 145, 180, 210, 230 [Computer]
1993
  • Macintosh Color Classic/Performa 275 *also released this year: Performa 405,410,430,450,475,460 [Computer]
  • Macintosh LC III [Computer]
  • Macintosh Quadra 610 *also released this year: Macintosh Quadra 605, 650, Quadra 660 AV, 840 AV [Computer]
  • Macintosh Quadra 800/Workgroup Server 80 *also released this year: Macintosh Quadra 950/Workgroup Server 95 [Server]
  • Apple PowerCD and Speakers [Music Device]
  • Macintosh LC 520/Performa 520 [Computer]
  • Apple Newton [Other Consumer Device]
  • Macintosh TV [Other Consumer Device]
  • PowerBook Duo [Computer]
1994
  • Macintosh LC 575/Performa 578 [Computer] *also released this year: Performa 560, 575, 577, 630 630CD. 635CD, 636, 636CD, 637CD, 638 CD, 6110CD, 6112CD, 6115CD, 6118 CD
  • Power Macintosh 6100/10 [Computer] *also released this year: Power Macintosh 7100, 8100/80
  • Apple QuickTake 100 [Other Consumer Device]
  • Workgroup Server 9150 [Server]
  • PowerBook 520c [Computer] *also released this year: Powerbook 150. 540c, 550, Duo 280, Duo 280c, Duo Dock II
  • Apple Bandai Pippin [Other Consumer Device]
1995
  • Power Macintosh 9500 [Computer] *also released this year: Power Macintosh 8115, 5200LC, 6200,6300,7200,7500,8500,5300LC, Duo 2300c
  • Performa 580CD [Computer] *also released this year: 588CD, 5200CD, 5210CD, 5215CD, 5220CD, 630CD DOS compatible, 631CD, 640CD DOS compatible, 5200CD, 5210CD, 5215 CD, 5220CD, 5300CD, 5300CD DE, 5320CD, 6116CD, 6117CD, 6200CD, 6205CD, 6214CD, 6li6CD, 6218CD, 6210CD, 6220CD, 6230CD 6300CD
  • PowerBook 190/190cs [Computer] *also released this year: PowerBook 5300, Duo 2300c
  • Stylewriter 1200 [Computer Accessory]
1996
  • Power Macintosh 6400 [Computer] *also released this year: Power Macintosh 4400, 5260, 5400, 6300, 6400, 7200/120 PC compatible, 7215, 7600, 8200, 8515
  • Performa 6200 [Computer] *also released this year: 5260/5300, 5260CD, 5270CD, 5280, 5400, 5400CD, 5400/160, 5400/1800 (DE), 5410CD, 5420CD, 5430,5440, 6260CD, 6320CD, 6290CD, 6310 CD, 6300 CD, 6360, 6400/180, 6400/200, 6400/200 VEE, 6400, 6410 6li0
  • Apple Network Server 500 [Server] *also released this year: Apple Network Server 700/150, 700/200
  • PowerBook 1400 [Computer]
1997
  • Power Macintosh 6500 [Computer] *also released this year: Power Macintosh 5500, 7220, 7300, 8600, 9600
  • PowerBook 3400 [Computer] *also released this year: 2400c, G3
  • Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh [Computer]
  • eMate 300 [Other Consumer Device]
  • Power Macintosh G3 desktop [Computer] *also released this year: G3 mini tower and G3 PowerBook
1998
  • Power Macintosh G3 AIO [Computer]
  • Macintosh Server G3 [Computer]
  • PowerBook G3 Series [Computer]
  • iMac G3 [Computer]
1999
  • Power Machintosh G3 (Blue and White)
  • PowerBook G3 Series, Lombard [Computer]
  • iBook [Computer]
  • iMac (Slot Loading) [Computer]
  • Power Mac G4 (Graphite) [Computer]
  • AirPort (Graphite) [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Cinema Display [Computer Accessory]
2000
  • PowerBook (Pismo) [Computer]
  • Power Mac G4 Cube [Computer]
  • iBook (FireWire) [Computer]
2001
  • PowerBook G4 Titanium [Computer]
  • iBook G3 Snow [Computer]
  • Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver) [Computer]
  • iPod (1st Generation) [Music Device]
2002
  • eMac [Computer]
  • iMac G4 [Computer]
  • Xserve [Server]
  • Power Mac G4 MDD (Mirrored Drive Doors) [Computer]
  • iPod (2nd Generation) [Music Device]
2003
  • Power Mac G5 [Computer]
  • PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) [Computer]
  • Xserve RAID [Server] *also released this year: Xserve slot loading, Xserve Cluster Node
  • iBook G4 (“Snow”)
  • iPod (3rd Generation) [Music Device]
2004
  • iMac G5 [Computer]
  • Xserve G5 [Server]
  • AirPort Express [Computer Accessory]
  • iPod (4th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Photo
  • iPod mini (1st Generation) [Music Device]
2005
  • Mac mini [Computer]
  • Power Mac G5 dual core [Computer]
  • iPod (5th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod mini (2nd Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Shuffle (1st Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Nano (1st Generation) [Music Device]
2006
  • iMac [Computer]
  • MacBook [Computer]
  • MacBook Pro [Computer]
  • Mac Pro [Computer]
  • iPod Shuffle (2nd Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Nano (2nd Generation) [Music Device]
2007
  • iMac (2nd Generation) [Computer]
  • Mac mini [Computer]
  • iPhone (1st Generation) [Phone]
  • iPod Touch (1st Generation) [Music Device]
  • Apple TV [Other Consumer Product]
  • iPod Nano (3rd Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod (6th Generation) [Music Device]
  • Apple Mighty Mouse [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard [Computer Accessory]
2008
  • MacBook Air [Computer]
  • MacBook (Aluminum Unibody) [Computer]
  • MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody) [Computer]
  • iPhone 3G [Phone]
  • iPod Touch (2nd Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Nano (4th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Classic (6th generation) [Music Device]
  • AirPort Time Capsule [Computer Accessory] *also released this year: AirPort Express 802.11n
  • SuperDrive [Computer Accessory]
  • In-Ear Headphones [Music Device]
2009
  • iMac (3rd Generation Unibody) [Computer]
  • MacBook (Polycarbonate Unibody) [Computer]
  • iPhone 3GS [Phone]
  • iPod Shuffle (3rd Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Nano (5th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Touch (3rd Generation) [Music Device]
  • Time Capsule (2nd Generation) [Computer Accessory]
  • Magic Mouse [Computer Accessory]
2010
  • iPad [Tablet]
  • iPhone 4 [Phone]
  • Mac mini (3rd Generation) [Computer]
  • MacBook Air (2nd Generation) [Computer]
  • iPod Touch (4th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Nano (6th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPod Shuffle (4th Generation) [Music Device]
  • Time Capsule (3rd Generation) [Computer Accessory]
  • Magic Trackpad [Computer Accessory]
  • Apple TV (2nd Generation) [Other Consumer Product]
2011
  • iPad 2 [Tablet]
  • iPhone 4S [Phone]
  • Time Capsule (4th Generation) [Computer Accessory]
2012
  • iPad 4 [Tablet] *also released this year: iPad 3
  • iPad mini [Tablet]
  • iMac Slim [Computer]
  • Apple TV (3rd Generation)[Other Consumer Product]
  • MacBook Pro (3rd Generation) [Computer]
  • iPhone 5 [Phone]
  • iPod Touch (4th Generation) [Music Device] *also released this year: iPod Touch 5th Generation
  • iPod Nano (7th Generation) [Music Device]
  • Apple EarPods [Music Device]
2013
  • iPad Air [Tablet]
  • iPad mini (2nd Generation) [Tablet]
  • iPhone 5C [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch (5th Generation) [Music Device]
  • Time Capsule (5th Generation) [Computer Accessory]
2014
  • iPhone 6 [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air 2 [Tablet]
  • iPad Mini 3 [Tablet]
2015
  • Apple Watch [Other Consumer Products] *also released this year: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition
  • MacBook (Retina MacBook) [Computer]
  • iMac With Retina Display [Computer]
  • iPod Touch (6th Generation) [Music Device]
  • iPad Mini 4 [Tablet]
  • iPhone 6S [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPad Pro [Tablet]
  • Apple TV (4th Generation) [Other Consumer Products]
  • Apple Pencil [Other Consumer Products]
  • Magic Trackpad 2 [Computer Accessory]
  • Magic Mouse 2 [Computer Accessory]
2016
  • iPhone 7 [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
  • Apple Watch Series 1 [Other Consumer Products] *also released this year: Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Hermès Series 2, Apple Watch Edition Series, Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2
  • MacBook Pro (4th Generation) [Computer]
  • Apple AirPods [Music Device]
2017
  • iPhone X [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPad (5th Generation) [Tablet]
  • iPad Pro (2nd Generation) [Tablet]
  • Apple TV 4K (5th Generation) [Other Consumer Products]
  • iMac Pro [Computer]
  • Apple Watch Series 3 [Other Consumer Products] *also released this year: Apple Watch Hermès Series 3, Apple Watch Edition Series 3, Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3
2018
  • HomePod [Other Consumer Products]
  • MacBook Air (3rd Generation) [Computer]
  • iPad (6th Generation) [Tablet]
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation) [Tablet]
  • Apple Watch Series 4 [Other Consumer Products] *also released this year: Apple Watch Hermès Series 4, Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4
  • iPhone XS [Phone] *also released this year: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR

It’s been more than 42 years since “the two Steves” first created a hand-built computer designed for the American home, and since then, the company has created billions of different, creative, world-changing Apple products. History was made with each new innovation, whether it be the now-ubiquitous iPhone, the convenient idea of the personal computer, or the industry-creating tablet. We’ve created this innovative look back at all Apple products to list off each incredible marvel by year, from super-successful, like the company-saving iPod, to the duds like the Apple Bandai Pippin. In our Apple timeline, you can see how much the company changed and how a few pivotal moments have revolutionized the entire technological world.

How Did Apple Get Started?

What is the history of the Apple company? The company was founded in a garage by two college dropouts on April 1, 1976. Those two dropouts famously became known as “the Steves”; any brief history of Apple has to give a quick nod to Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, famous for their computer wizardry and marketing wizardry respectively. Steve Jobs, who since his death has been glorified in several films and documentaries, would leave the company but then return to help save it from foundering in the late 1990s. The Apple company history is in some respects the history of the entire computer industry: Apple played a key role in moving this technology into homes and consumers’ hands.

What Was Apple’s First Product?

What was the first Apple product? It was a computer, more specifically the 1976 Apple I, which had distinctly convenient computer terminal circuitry and usability. Jobs and Wozniak had to sell Jobs’s VW Microbus and Wozniak’s expensive calculator to pay for their new creation.

Original 1976 Apple 1 Computer In A Briefcase

Source: Wikimedia.org by Binarysequence

What was the second Apple product?

It was the Apple II, which changed the world of computing and is still one of the company’s most famous computers. It was able to display color graphics, which was exceptional at the time, and was considered to be one of the main three personal computers of 1977.

How Did the Evolution of Apple Computers Continue?

In our Apple computer timeline with pictures, you can see that the Apple II and its successors would keep the company going throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Other important early Apple computers were the Macintosh 512K and the Macintosh SE. As you follow our Apple computer models timeline, you can see how quickly the company got out of hand, diversifying and expanding to dozens of models per year. This was changed when Jobs returned in 1997 and forced the company to look at its old Apple products and limit its scope a great deal. That’s around when the modern, sleek designs of the iMac and iBook were created.

Here’s a short timeline of Apple computers:

  • Apple I — 1976
  • Apple II — 1977
  • Apple III — 1980
  • Apple Lisa — 1983
  • Macintosh 128K and 512K — 1984
  • Apple Lisa II — 1984
  • Macintosh XL — 1985
  • Macintosh Plus — 1986
  • Macintosh SE — 1987
  • Macintosh II — 1987
  • Macintosh Portable — 1989
  • Macintosh LC — 1990
  • Macintosh Classic — 1990
  • Macintosh Quadra — 1991
  • PowerBook — 1991
  • Macintosh Performa — 1992
  • Power Macintosh — 1995
  • Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh — 1997
  • iMac — 1998
  • iBook — 1999
  • eMac — 2002
  • Mac mini — 2005
  • MacBook — 2006
  • MacBook Pro — 2006
  • MacBook Air — 2008

What Was Apple’s First Phone?

While the Apple Newton and eMate 300 were the first PDA experiments, which would later resemble the earliest iPhones, Apple’s first official smartphone was actually the ROKR E1, which was released in 2005. This product was very limited but laid the groundwork for the first Apple iPhone; history focuses on that product and has somewhat forgotten the ROKR. June 29, 2007, was the first Apple iPhone release date. History, our timeline tells us, was made that day, as millions of iPhones and smartphone imitations have been sold since.

Here’s a timeline of the iPhone:

  • iPhone 1 — 2007
  • iPhone 3G — 2008
  • iPhone 3GS — 2009
  • iPhone 4 — 2010
  • iPhone 4S — 2011
  • iPhone 5 — 2012
  • iPhone 5c — 2013
  • iPhone 6 — 2014
  • iPhone 6 Plus — 2014
  • iPhone 6S — 2016
  • iPhone 6S Plus — 2016
  • iPhone 7 — 2016
  • iPhone 7 Plus — 2016
  • iPhone SE — 2016
  • iPhone X — 2017
  • iPhone 8 — 2017
  • iPhone 8 Plus — 2017
  • iPhone X — 2017
  • iPhone XS — 2018
  • iPhone XS Max — 2018
  • iPhone XR — 2018

How Many Apple Products Have Been Sold?

The company has sold 2 billion iOS devices, which only truly counts the past few years. Count the Apple II and its ancient products and the total figure is likely millions more; the Apple II sold somewhere between 5 and 6 million units, for instance.

With our infographic, you can see at a glance how Apple has changed over the years, going from being consistently and primarily a computer company to consistently and primarily a device company, with newer inventions like the iPad and the Apple Watch keeping us on our toes. But in all cases, Apple has been a company focused on the consumer — maybe not what they say they want but what goes beyond their wildest expectations. Check out our video about the history of Apple to learn more.


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