Mac 128K Badges

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by niels0827, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. niels0827 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2014

    I own a Mac 128K, made during the 46th week of 1984, with the original box, peripherals (with respective packaging), disks, manuals, etc.

    I'm a bit confused on the switchover date for the "Macintosh" badges on the back of the machines. Every source online I look at indicates that the original "Macintosh" badge on the back of the unit was replaced by a badge that says "Macintosh 128k" (with "128k" in red) the day the 512k was introduced, on September 10, 1984. However, my unit (as well as another I found on eBay) were manufactured after this date and do not have the "128k" badge on the back. Wikipedia originally said this as well, but it was changed today to say November (instead of September 10) by a friend of mine who's trying to help me research it. I understand it's highly esoteric, but I'm hoping somebody is able to clear this up. Thanks!

  2. tdiaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    The badges were replaced most likely when they ran out.
    Working at an Apple dealer at the time, I remember seeing "Macintosh 512K" for several months before seeing "128K" on the back of one.

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