In Pictures: Apple's 15 boldest computer designs, 1976 - 2012

Apple's computer hardware designs through the years have reflected the state of the company. Subliminal messages abound with each product release. Here are some of Apple's most bold, iconic computer designs and what we think they're telling us.

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Macintosh (1984)

It's 1984, and Apple launches a small, boxy computer unlike any computer on the market. Its revolutionary design immediately created the divide between loyal Apple fanbois and staunch naysayers who laughed at this new-fangled curiosity. Driving home the point, Apple advertised the Macintosh with what is now considered one of the greatest television commercials in history, taking liberally from the "Big Brother" theme in George Orwell's dystopian novel, "1984."

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