Listen as Steve Jobs says the Mac would peak in 1989
What you need to know
- Steve Jobs thought the Mac was going to peak in 1989.
- A new recording of Jobs at an NeXT event in 1988 has been uncovered.
- Jobs said that the Macintosh architecture would peak sometime in the next year.
A new recording of Steve Jobs at an NeXT launch event reveals he thought the Mac would peak in 1989.
A new Fast Company report reveals that a recording of Steve Jobs presenting at an NeXT launch event in Boston from 1988 was made:
Jobs started NeXT after being forced out of Apple in 1985. At an event in 1988, Jobs unveiled NeXT's first computer. During the event Jobs is recorded stating that the Mac would peak the following year and that there were enough cracks in the wall already:
As Fast Company notes, the NeXT had a Unix-based operation system, 1 million pixel display, and 256MB of optical storage. It cost $6,500. Apple eventually bought NeXT in 1997, with Jobs returning to lead the company.
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