iFixit Finally Does Teardown of the Original Apple Macintosh [PICS]

Ifixit mac 128k teardown

iFixit has performed a teardown of the original Macintosh on its 30th anniversary and it’s breathtaking. It’s pretty amazing to believe this computer was available 30 years ago in such a compact form along with its graphical user interface and mouse.

The original Mac retailed for $2,495—that’s $5,594.11 in today’s dollars. So what did you get for all that coin?

  • 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor
  • 128 KB DRAM
  • 9” black-and-white CRT display running at 512 x 342 (72 dpi)
  • 400 KB total storage via a single-sided 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
  • Single-button mouse and hefty keyboard
Ifixit teardown original mac

iFixit gives the Macintosh 128K a repairability score of 7 out of 10 and proudly states there’s “no adhesive anywhere”, a contrast to Apple’s current products, which use copious amounts to hold parts together.