Looking at Retro Apple Receipts
PowerMacs, iMac, iPod and more
While cleaning out our office, my wife and I came across some old receipts for some of the earliest Apple equipment I bought.
I had not paid much attention to Macs because I considered its OS inferior to Windows NT/2000. But in early 2001 a friend had told me about the upcoming Mac OS X and I was intrigued. I bought a book about and liked what I learned. Unix on a PC sounded amazing.
In May 2001, Apple announced that all new Macs would now come with Mac OS X (previously you had to buy it for about $130) so I then decided I would order a Mac.
At the time I knew I wanted the G4 chip so that meant a PowerMac. But there were two models to choose from: The PowerMac G4 and the PowerMac G4 Cube. The cube was cool-looking, small and futuristic. But is also was not really expandable and it cost more than a standard PowerMac G4. So I decided I would get a regular PowerMac G4 and purchased the 466Mhz version.
Here’s my invoice:
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