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Photos: Apple's Mac turns 30 today

<p>Steve Jobs, left, and John Sculley present the new Macintosh Desktop Computer in January 1984 at a shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif. Jan. 24, 2014, marks thirty years after the first&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Mac&nbsp;computer was introduced. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>The Apple Macintosh that was unveiled in Cupertino, Calif. in 1984 contains a 32 bit microprocessor, a built-in 3 1/2 inch disk drive, a nine inch display, 64k ROM and 128k RAM. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>Thousands of Apple Macintosh computers sit on double decked manufacturing lines in 1984. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>The iMac personal computer, a futuristic translucent machine sporting a built-in monitor, debuted in 1998. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the inside of his company's Power Macintosh G4, an 8-inch cube computer, in 2000. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>The new Apple Macbook Air laptop is seen on display at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. after its debut in 2008. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>
<p>On June 10, 2013, Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, talks about the new&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Mac&nbsp;Pro during the keynote address of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. &nbsp;| &nbsp;File</p>

Happy birthday to Apple's Mac, which debuted thirty years ago today. According to Yahoo News:

San Francisco (AFP) - Decades before changing the world with iPhones and iPads, Apple transformed home computing with the Macintosh.

The friendly desktop machine referred to as the "Mac" and, importantly, the ability to control it by clicking on icons with a "mouse," opened computing to non-geeks in much the way that touchscreens later allowed almost anyone get instantly comfortable with smartphones or tablets.

The Macintosh computer, introduced 30 years ago Friday, was at the core of a legendary rivalry between late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates.

[For full story continue to Yahoo News]

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