Apple Wiki
Advertisement
Apple Wiki
This article is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this article to add to missing sections and complete it.
Macintosh Plus
Gestalt ID: 4
MacintoshPlus
Model number M0001A
Code name Mr. T
Type Compact Mac
Date released January 16, 1986
Date discontinued October 15, 1990
Processor Motorola 68000
Operating system System 3.2 - Mac OS 7.5.5
Price at release US$ 2,599

The Macintosh Plus is the third Macintosh model in the Macintosh computer line, released on January 16, 1986. It is one of the earliest Macs released and was a major success, remaining on the market for nearly 5 years.

Introduction[]

Rumors of the development of the Macintosh Plus circulated as early as December 1985.[1]

Hardware[]

Apple_Macintosh_Plus_Tour_Demo

Apple Macintosh Plus Tour Demo

Memory and connectivity[]

The Mac Plus came with 1MB of RAM and a new SCSI port. The previous DE-9 serial ports were replaced with Mini-DIN 8 versions. The Plus was also expandible up to 4MB.

Other features[]

With the addition of the SCSI port, the Mac Plus was the first model to support the Hard Disk 20SC, a much faster (and expensive) version of the Hard Disk 20, which connected through the floppy port.

Marketing[]

Macintosh_Plus_Guided_Tour_-_1986

Macintosh Plus Guided Tour - 1986

Like earlier models, the Macintosh Plus included a set of audio cassettes as a guided tour for new users. However, it was the first model to include an interactive demo that had been scripted with a customized version of MacroMind VideoWorks, a predecessor of Macromedia Director.

References[]

  1. Webster, Bruce. "Microcomputer Color Graphics-Observations", BYTE, December 1985, pp. 405. Retrieved on 28 October 2013. 

External Links[]

Macintosh   Early Compact Macs

Prototypes | Macintosh 128K | 512K | 512Ke | Plus | SE | SE/30 |
Classic | Classic II | Color Classic | Color Classic II

Superseded by the Macintosh LC 500 series in June 1993
Advertisement