October 15, 1990: Original Mac Discontinued

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Oooo-kay. The headline (on the linked site, too,) contradicts its own story.
    It was gone in 1985, not 1990. The Mac Plus was discontinued today in 1990. And the Plus was decidedly not "the original" Mac. (I could understand the argument that the Mac 512Ke could still be called "the original", but the Plus is too different.)

    Also, the last Mac to use the same 8 MHz 68000 processor (the Classic) was discontinued in September 1992. The last Mac to use the same form factor (with 9" black and white screen) was discontinued in October 1993 (the Performa 200, the identical Classic II was discontinued a month earlier.)

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