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|Monday, February 4, 2019 12:27 PM PST|
|In the beginning: The making of the Mac|
|In 1977, Apple made a splash on the world stage by introducing the Apple II, one of the world's first personal computers. In the time between the Apple II's release and IBM's introduction of the first IBM PC in 1981, Apple dominated the personal computer industry.|
However, almost as soon as the Apple II was launched, the company began planning successors for its flagship product, fearing that the Apple II would have a limited lifespan. (These fears wound up being unfounded, as variations on the original Apple II model sold well for more than 15 years.) The most enduring result of this quest was the Macintosh computer.
The course of events that led to the Mac as we know it was convoluted, the result of luck or coincidence as much as planning. But those events began with desire of Apple executives to develop a next-generation computer following the success of the Apple II.
Read more at source: MacWorld