Share This Article
Apple revolutionized the scanning industry with the introduction of the Apple Scanner in 1988, and it quickly became a staple for home and office use. The scanner was part of the Apple Scanner series and was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1988 to 1991.
The Apple Scanner was a game-changer, featuring a scanning resolution of up to 300 dpi, 4-bit color depth, and an 8.5 x 14-inch scanning area. It also included a SCSI port and an optional ADB port, making it a versatile option for users.
However, after just three years on the market, Apple decided to discontinue the Apple Scanner on September 27, 1991, and replaced it with the Apple OneScanner.
Despite its brief time on the market, the Apple Scanner remains a nostalgic and noteworthy product in the history of technology. Now 34 years old, it’s a testament to the innovative spirit of Apple and its ability to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Apple Scanner Details
|Introduced||August 12, 1988|
|Discontinued||September 27, 1991|
|Dimensions||4.4” H x 13.6” W x 21.8” D|
11.17 cm H x 34.54 cm W x 55.37 cm D
|Scanning Area||8.5″ x 14″|
21.59 cm x 35.56 cm
|Speed||20.4 sec per scan at 300 dpi|
|Maximum Continuous Power||65 W|
Further Reading and References
- Apple Scanner – Wikipedia
- Apple Scanner Press Information (PDF) – 1000bit
- Apple Scanner Brochure (PDF) – UserManual
- Apple Scanner and OneScanner – Apple Rescue of Denver
- MicroDigest: MacWorld Expo Summer ’88 (PDF) – Books Google
- MacWorld 8811 November 1988 (PDF) – Internet Archive
Would you like to know more about Apple products? Stay up-to-date with the latest Apple News. Check our blog for the latest releases, rumors, and updates in the world of Apple.
Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from a variety of sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without any express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the published information. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.
Last updated: May 12, 2023