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Friday is the 30th anniversary of the first Apple Macintosh, the Macintosh 128k.

In 1984, the Macintosh 128k was released by Apple Inc. and unveiled by Steve Jobs.

The computer sold for about $2,500.

Apple released the Macintosh to be the first personal computer with graphical user interface – and was coined “the computer for the rest of US.”

The first commercial introducing the computer was aired during the super bowl. The ad illustrated how Mac would end control by it’s rival, IBM PC, using the line “Why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”

The computers successor, the Macintosh 512k, was launched in September of 1984.