Let's Make An Apple Unicorn List!

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  1. BugBytes macrumors regular

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    Just thought this would be a nice thread to come up with and see what "exotic" Apple products we could come up with. An Apple product is typically regarded as a "unicorn" when it is not easily found for reasonable prices from various sources of older Apple products. Here's some of the unicorns I have thought of:

    •Apple I (only 200ish made, more like a imaginary object)
    •Original iMac 128k NOT labeled 128k
    •Macintosh TV
    •eMate
    •Key Lime Clamshell iBook
    •Key Lime and Blueberry (maybe it's Indigo) Lampshade/SpaceGlobe display
    •Yellow iPods (not gold, yellow.)
    •Ruby Red iMac

    Ideas for any more?
     
  2. 95yjman macrumors member

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  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I'd add the Lisa in original condition, Network Server 500 & 700, Mac IIfx, and Mac II. I think they also had a touch screen adapter for the Apple II series and an LCD screen for the Apple IIc.
     
  5. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    I have one of those!
     
  6. BugBytes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wanna sell it?
     
  7. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    I would consider it. Sending you a PM.
     
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    I would add the Apple DMP (parallel interface dot matrix printer). I spent 15 years working in Apple stores from 83 to 98 and only saw one that whole time. There was also a daisy wheel printer called the DWP that was rarely seen.
     
  11. martinws macrumors newbie

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    Cool! I have three 'unicorns' :)

    For me, almost any Workgroup Server would go on your list. But especially the Network Server 500 and 700 running AIX... drool... :)
     
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    Hmm...

    What about a beige Mac Plus complete with keyboard and mouse?
     
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    Xserve with a 2013 version of SL-

    -iPhone with a small vile of unicorn pee pee that acts as the internal battery- 100 days stand by, 30 days usage.
     
  15. Ariii macrumors 6502a

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    I think you should add the Comet PowerBook, the late model Newton MessagePad, and maybe a Pippin as well :).
     
  16. Pinkie Pie macrumors regular

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    The 5th gen iPod with the Hogwarts crest engraved on the back. There's one going for $1,000 on eBay, but I'm just surprised to see one anywhere!
     
  17. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Ok got 2 unicorns (same one twice)

    Got 2 Mac 128s with no 128 label. Need to make some startup disks as they only support up to os 3.2 finder 5.4 from what I've read. Was a nice lady whose husband past away and she just decided to part with them.

    She also gave me a Mac portable and 3 Mac color classics. The portable is the only thing that won't boot or turn on so I need to take it apart.

    Any insight out there about the portable what may be the cause of no turning on? Common issues?


    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If the portable's batteries are dead, the unit won't turn on.
     
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    A non-corrected first iteration of the Apple III (one of the first 14,000), and the III plus. At least it seems that way, I've been looking for a while for either one and I've had no luck. Also, the Macintosh prototype with the 5.25 Twiggys and the UniFile and DuoFile of the same drive.
     
  20. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks and III

    I thought the portable could be used if plugged in? People who have working ones use them that way i thought as batteries are bad these days.

    I received an apple III, not sure what vintage, to scared to mess with it. One little scratch on the screen filter screen but complete with extra floppy drives for it. Old ham radio operator gave it to me.
     
  21. JohnGrey macrumors 6502

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    As I understand it, the Portable's wired in series and because of low output from the AC power supply, if the batteries are incapable of holding a charge, then the unit won't power. A lot of the Portables sold on eBay have either been rewired or been fitted with new non-OEM batteries. Mine doesn't power on at all, though it's in remarkably good condition.

    Regarding your III, there should be a little sticker on the bottom that tells what the onboard memory is. If I'm not mistaken 128 is either a first-run or first revision replacement (statistically most likely), 256k is the logic board revision (assuming it's not a III plus). If you have extra Disk IIIs that you're willing to part with, send me a PM with details. A good friend of mine is looking for a few extras.
     
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