An Apple Museum has opened in Moscow welcoming all local technology lovers. The museum was launched by Andrei Antonov who has been collecting Apple computer equipment for 15 years.
The collection includes monitors, hardware, keyboards and other computer equipment produced by Apple during the last 30 years, such as stationary and portable models of the Apple IIC (1980), a rare Apple II from 1978, the first pocket computer and even the Mac portable which astronauts have taken to space. Antonov boasts that most of the machines still work perfectly.
The legendary Apple II became the first Apple computer to be put into mass production in 1977.
Apple II featuring PaintBrush and popular Arkanoid.
A joystick for the Apple II.
A disk drive for floppy disks.
A floppy disk.
The first Macintosh was introduced by Apple’s then-chairman Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface.
Their 4Mbyte Macintosh Plus was released later.
When Microsoft designed Word, Jobs and Gates entered into an agreement stating that Microsoft was to produce Word for the Macintosh only. Later, the agreement was infringed.
Macintosh and Macintosh Plus.
Lisa 2 or Macintosh XL.
The 40 MHz Macintosh IIfx was introduced in 1990 to be sold for $10,970. The computer had eight RAM slots, for a maximum of 128 MB RAM, an enormous amount at the time.
This device was used to download drafts.
Macintosh Color Classic.
You can play Prince of Persia on it.
The Macintosh Quadra 700 was designed specially for publishers.
A collection of souvenirs by Apple includes magazines, books, TV games devices, a digital camera and an iPod.
There are just 30 glasses of this kind in the world!
The Macintosh PowerBook is the first portable Apple computer. Released in 1989, it had a weight of about 10 kg and was sold for $6,500.
Portable computer evolution.
Apple PowerBook G3.
The museum will be interesting for everybody and it is definitely worth visiting.