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The Real Cost of Apple Products

THE REAL COST OF NEW APPLE PRODUCTS (ACCOUNTING FOR INFLATION) Pad Jul. 1976 Today Apple I computers are a rare collector's item. Only 30 to 50 are estimated to exist. An Apple I reportedly sold for $50,000 in 1999. Apple I Entry Level Price $666.66 $2,540.07 May. 1977 Apple Il $4,641.25 May. 1980 Apple III $11,412.88 Apple Lisa The most expensive Apple personal computer ever, the Lisa was the first commercially sold personal computer to have a GUI. Jan. 1983 ELP $9,995.00 $21,744.85 Jan. 1984 Macintosh 128K $5,204.70 Mar, 1987 Macintosh II $7,322.64 Sep. 1989 Apple's first portable computer weighed a mighty 16lbs with a 2lb battery which allowed it to run for up to 12 hours. Macintosh Portable ELP $6,500.00 $11,358.59 Oct. 1990 Macintosh LC $3,707.62 Oct. 1991 PowerBook 100 $3,660.90 Aug. 1993 Two ex-Apple Newton developers went on to found Pixo, the company that created the operating system for the original iPod. Newton Message Pad OMP ELP $699.00 $1,048.47 Newton Mar. 1994 Power Macintosh 6100 $2,486.23 Aug. 1998 iMac G3 $1,593.91 Sep. 1999 İBook G3 $2,079.73 Oct. 2001 iPod ELP $399.00 The iPod name was thought up by a freelance copywriter who after first seeing a prototype thought of the quote 'Open the pod bay door, Hal' from 2001: A Space Oddesey. $488.46 Apr. 2002 eMac $1,023.00 Jun. 2005 Mac Mini $553.64 Jan. 2006 MacBook Pro $2,148.60 May. 2006 MacBook $1,181.25 Jun. 2007 iPhone $521.49 Apr. 2010 Apple's biggest product launch since the iPhone. Apple surprised everyone with an incredibly competitive price for the new device. iPad $499.00 Accounting for inflation you can buy 43 iPads for the same cost of the Apple Lisa :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: .... :::: .... :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: :::: .... ::: All prices list the entry level launch price for the product. Inflation figures were calculated using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' CPI Inflation Calculator and are correct as of March 2010. and this information is in no way affiliated with Apple Inc and/or it's respective companies. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for the accuracy of this information. S everyone loves a deal П

The Real Cost of Apple Products

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
On the eve of Apple's iPad launch, we thought it would be interesting to see whether the cost of the iPad really is an 'unbelievable price' compared to previous Apple product launches. Looking back...


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