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.

Macintosh Performa lineup I may get some criticism for this one, but I include the entirety of the Macintosh Performa line because, as Apple's family-oriented line, it was more affordable and thus more prevalent than most other Macs in the mid to late 90s. Over the course of four years, from 1992 through 1996, Apple released an astounding 26 different models of the Performa, from the Performa 200 to the Performa 6400. It may not have been the most powerful of machines, but seasoned Mac users likely used one quite often at one point in their lives.

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