In Pictures: 30 years of Apple’s Mac computer

Over the last three decades, the Mac has morphed and evolved into a dizzying array of form factors. While some models quickly came and went, others became iconic machines in their own right. So, in honor of the Mac's 30th birthday on 24 January, here is a look back at the more influential, significant, and notable Mac machines released over the last 30 years.

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MacBook Air Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air at Macworld in 2008. With typical flair, Jobs pulled the Air out of an envelope that had been placed on stage earlier in the presentation. As the name implies, the MacBook Air was touted, at the time, as being the thinnest laptop ever created. It's also notable for being the first modern Apple laptop to completely do away with an optical drive. The MacBook Air is still alive and kicking and remains one of Apple's more popular Macs.

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