- Oct 16, 2018
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Lol @AppleBut that enthusiasm didn't translate into big success. While Apple sold over 70,000 machines by April of that year, after that, sales diminished sharply.
The Macintosh had an interesting design but, in realty, you couldn't do a whole lot with it. It has only 128K of memory, not nearly enough for most software applications of the day. (The Mac Steve Jobs had demoed actually had 512K). Even just saving a file from two basic applications like MacWrite and MacPaint could mean a long wait. Plus, there wasn't a lot of software available for it.
And it cost $2495.
The press thought it was cool and impressive but, ultimately just an expensive toy.
In September of 1984, Apple introduced the "Fat Mac" with 512K, which helped to increase sales, but the Macintosh was clearly failing.