As I have detailed in my blog post Joining the Apple Cult, I will be switching all of my technology over to Apple once the new Macbook Pro and iPhone 7 are released this fall. This page is intended to provide additional technical information about these devices, serve as an archive of Apple equipment I already own, but, most importantly, function as a bulletin board of rumors regarding the Macbook Pro and iPhone.
MacBook Pro (2016)
iPhone 7 (2016)
Macintosh Plus (1986)
Apple I Replica (1976)
Retired Devices (2008 - 2012)
Current infromation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Plus
Release Date: 1986
Purchase Date: December, 2015
Operating System: Mac OS System Software 7
Overview: The Macintosh Plus was the third model in the Macintosh line, and the first to be released without the oversight of Steve Jobs. One of its most important features was the addition of a SCSI port, allowing one to connect external harddrives and floppy drives. In addition to purchasing the machine, I also picked up a FloppyEmu which is a device that emulates a floppy drive and allows you to boot disk images from an SD card. This enables you to download programs from the Internet for use on your Macintosh. Of course, this Macintosh continues to sport the work of one of my favorite graphic designers; Susan Kare.
Current information: http://www.brielcomputers.com/
Release Date: 1976 (original), 2003 (my replica)
Purchase Date: Summer 2012
Operating System: Woz Monitor / Apple Integer BASIC
Overview: The Apple I was designed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and released in 1976 upon the creation of the Apple Computer Company. Only 63 Apple I computers are known to exist and thus they command obscene amounts of money at auction. As a result, a genius by the name of Vince Briel created a series of replicas, either pre-built or in kit form. I purchased a pre-built Replica I TE in 2012 and built a wooden case for it in the style of the original. A few years late, I receive a kit version of the Replica I Plus which I soldered together and built into a briefcase computer. While this technically wasn't sold by apple, I thought it was cool enough to qualify for an honorable mention.