What was the best-selling pre-G3 Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Roderick Usher, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Roderick Usher macrumors regular

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    I've seen different models tossed around on history sites - Mac Plus, Mac II, various flavors of Power Macs... so let's get some input from the community at large. What was the best-selling Mac during the 68xxx and PowerPC years?
     
  2. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    i would venture to guess the mac plus would be on the top of that list somewhere considering its long production run
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    It maybe the Mac Classic due to its lower cost...
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    For PowerPC systems, I would say the atrocious but cheap 52xx / 53xx all in ones have a good chance of being the most popular, possibly hundreds of thousands of them went to schools across the world.

    It would be interesting to know exactly which model of Macintosh was the best selling.

    Neither of these would be during the PowerPC era.
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    We are talking 68K era...
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    But the computer market got a lot bigger from 1984 to 1994, and Apple's marketshare was around 10% for the whole period. (source)
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I read "during the 68xxx and PowerPC years" as being both PowerPC and 68k. I would bet the 5200/5300 and all those systems that looked exactly the same outsold Mac Pluses.
     
  8. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    The Plus was in production far longer than any other model -- five years IIRC. Don't know if that translates to best-selling however.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I was a reseller in those years and I'd cast a vote for the LC. Sold a crapload of them,
     

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