Video: Exploring the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh CD Experience

Video: Exploring the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh CD Experience

On the 7th of January, 1997, Apple unveiled a groundbreaking Macintosh model known as the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM), priced at US$7,499. This model was launched to mark Apple’s 20th anniversary and introduced several features that were innovative at the time, such as an all-in-one design, a flat screen, a trackpad, and enhanced multimedia capabilities.

Renowned Australian artist and filmmaker Max Piantoni (@maxpiantoni) recently discovered one of the rare Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh Experience CDs. This CD was designed to familiarize new owners with the advanced features of their device.

Video: Exploring the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh CD Experience

The Experience CD primarily served to demonstrate the Mac’s capabilities, including its built-in TV and radio, and external brightness controls.

It also features a lengthy interview with Apple’s current senior vice president of design, Jony Ive. It’s quite entertaining to see a younger Ive, complete with hair, discussing the design elements of the TAM outside his typical minimalist setting.

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