Tag Archive: 1983


Another Unaired Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Featuring Andy Hertzfeld [Video]

Andy Hertzfeld of Apple, early Macintosh days

Another piece of early Apple history has been uncovered in a newly found unaired commercial for the original Macintosh computer. Filmed in 1983, the video features original Macintosh software designer Andy Hertzfeld discussing what he expects of the Macintosh, saying:

“I expect to be totally amazed at what people are going to do with Macintosh. Every person, unique individual, brings something to the machine, just as  [Read More…]

This Original Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Never Aired [Video]

Andy Hertzfeld in 1983 Macintosh Commercial

A never-before-aired commercial for the original Macintosh has surfaced which any fan of Apple history should get a kick out of it. Coming in at just over a minute long, the unaired TV ad includes some big name early-Apple employees, including Andy Hertzfeld, Burrel Smith, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray, all describing Macintosh and the goals for the product.

The video was posted to original  [Read More…]

Apple’s First iPhone Prototype Circa 1983

Apple had an iPhone way back in 1983. It might not have been all that portable, but it still had a touch screen, and reeked of early 1980�s computer design.

The design in question was a prototype by designer Hartmut Esslinger who just so happened to be the same guy who designed the Apple IIc. The design looks like the marriage of a desktop phone and a simple touch screen tablet.

Obviously as a prototype not  [Read More…]