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On January 16th, 1986, Apple introduced the Macintosh Plus Keyboard as part of the company’s Apple Keyboard series. Designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple, the keyboard was released alongside the Macintosh Plus computer.
One of the key features of the Macintosh Plus Keyboard was its integrated numeric keypad, which was the first in Apple’s keyboard lineup. The keyboard also featured a telephone cord-style RJ-11 connector that connected to the computer case.
However, after a successful four-year run, the Macintosh Plus Keyboard was discontinued on October 15th, 1990. Today, the keyboard is 37 years old and is considered a retro piece of technology by many.
While the Macintosh Plus Keyboard may no longer be in production, it remains a significant part of Apple’s history and a reminder of the company’s early innovations in the world of personal computing.
Macintosh Plus Details
|Introduced||January 16, 1986|
|Discontinued||October 15, 1990|
- Macintosh with RJ-11 connector
|Keys in Total||79|
Further Reading and References
- Macintosh Plus – Wikipedia
- The History of the Mac Keyboard – Das Keyboard
- Apple Macintosh Plus, 1986 – Museums Victoria
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Last updated: April 8, 2023