25th Anniversary Mac on January 24, 2009?

“January 24, 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Macintosh,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo writes for Architosh. “This is a momentous occasion by all accounts but what does Steve Jobs and Apple have planned for this event?”

Frausto-Robledo offers up a few possible ideas a 25th Anniversary Mac:

• All aluminum updated version of the original Macintosh
• Mac Pro Ultra
• MacBook touch

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: The Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) was shipped by Apple in March 1997 (US$7,499) to mark the 20th anniversary of Apple Computer, not the Macintosh.

Twentieth Anniversary Mac Unboxing and First Boot:


  1. What Apple is already doing is reinventing input.

    The keyboard and mouse are going to give way to a highly configurable multi-touch surface that will go so beyond a Keyboard and Mouse it won’t even be funny.

    This is what I want for the 25th anniversary…

  2. I would like an original Mac with a decent hard drive and no floppy drive.

    And a better CPU. The original was a dog when it came to surfing on a 300 baud modem.

    Oh, and a display that’s bigger than 9 inches. A color display wouldn’t hurt either.

    While you’re at it, change it from a luggable to a portable. With battery power when needed.

    And stick on some USB ports.

    We could call it the 25th Anniversary Mac Portable or MacBook for short.

  3. I don’t see the keyboard going away until you have a DNI, Direct Neural Interface. Or maybe a squid. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. “• Updated version of the original Macintosh”

    I like this one. Should be the same shape and size as the original 128K Mac. And be updated as follows:

    • Color LED (9-inch) Screen (matte)
    • Latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU
    • Freescale Coldfire Secondary Processor for Original Mac Software support in hardware.
    • Mac OS X Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS 6.0.9 plus a copy of all Apple / NeXT copyrighted software for the original Mac. (MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw, Alice, MacPascal, Hypecard, WriteNow, etc.)
    • All the latest standards — USB, iSight, WiFi, Bluetooth, FIREWIRE, etc.

  5. @FUDsucker Proxy:

    No, he was talking about the Mac’s 20th anniversary. Read the article better. The 20th Anniversary Mac was released in 1997.

    @ralph: Acually, even though Apple didn’t release a special product for the anniversary, they did talk about it at MacWorld, and also showed an updated version of the 1984 commercial where the running woman was wearing an iPod.

  6. If released, it will probably be a:
    – LED-BL 24″ (almost 25) iMac
    – quad-core 2.53GHz mobile cpu
    – nvidia GTX 250 (?) GPU
    – 2.5GB RAM (!!!)
    – 256GB SSD
    – $2499
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  7. Ah yes… the good ol’ days! I did not read in the Wikipedia article about one other interesting note about the TAM: I was fortunate enough to be at that keynote address (Gil Amelio… ewww… [shiver]) and he brought the two Steve’s up on stage to present each of them with a TAM. He announced that it was tough to decide which Steve would get “Serial Number 1” so Apple created a Number Zero and a Number One (get it?). I think Steve Jobs got Number Zero. That was cute, and the audience ate it up.
    I hope my memory has served me well. Cheers!

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