Apple Collection

I began collecting Apple computers, accessories, and collectibles in the 1990s. When iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch devices were introduced, I began to collect those items as well. About twenty-five years later, I have an extensive collection of all things Apple.

Beginning in late 2018, I began to document and catalog my collection. I use a Nikon D3500 (with 18–35mm lens) and an inexpensive lighting setup. Each blog entry includes basic information, occasional personal commentary, and photos of the item(s).

100 Apple Accessories on Instagram Concludes

Back in March 2020 I began my Instagram series, 100 Apple Accessories. The series featured 100 Apple accessories posted chronologically. Each post was an original photo with the name of the accessory, a minimal amount of clarifying information, the number in the series, a short description, and a link to more photos on my blog of the accessory. For example:

Macintosh Mouse (original, 1984). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 1 – The original Macintosh Mouse, Model M0100, shipped with the original Macintosh, Macintosh 128K, and Macintosh 512K. Like all early Macintosh mouse designs, it had only one button. mattjfuller.com/macintosh-mouse-original-beige-1984/

For the purposes of my posts, my definition of an “Apple Accessory” is a physical object made by Apple that is dependent upon another device to fulfill its purpose. For example, the original Macintosh Mouse (1984) is a classic Apple design that requires another device (a computer) to fulfill its purpose.

Some of the accessories I featured are somewhat obscure. For example you will find entries for a box of eMate Replacement Pens, a PC Card storage module for PowerBook 5300 series computers, a PowerBook Battery Case for 100-series PowerBooks, the Apple Lockable Cable Fastener that shipped with the G4 Cube, and my favorite, a small collection of OEM Apple USB Mouse balls in the original Bondi blue/white color scheme.

And yes, I own all of these accessories. I began documenting my Apple collection in photos back in 2018 and these are from my Apple Collection blog. While my blog contains several photos of each accessory in a single blog entry, my Instagram series featured just one representative photo of each selected accessory.

For this final post in the series, I wish to present an image of all 100 Apple Accessories in a high-resolution portrait. I offer this image under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

You may also download the original image on Google Drive (24 x 24 inches at 200 dpi resolution, 3 MB). Feel free to print and display it if you wish!

Here is the complete list of my 100 Apple Accessories series with the date each was posted on Instagram:

  • Macintosh Mouse (original, 1984). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 1 (posted 3-26-20)
  • Macintosh Keyboard (original, 1984). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 2 (posted 3-27-20)
  • Soft Carrying Case (for original Macintosh, 1984). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 3 (posted 3-28-20)
  • ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) Mouse (1986). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 4 (posted 3-29-20)
  • Apple Keyboard (Apple Standard Keyboard, 1987). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 5 (posted 3-30-20)
  • Apple Personal Modem 300/1200 (1987). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 6 (posted 3-31-20)
  • Apple Keyboard II (1991). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 7 (posted 4-1-20)
  • Microphone (1991). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 8 (posted 4-2-20)
  • Apple SCSI System Cable (1992). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 9 (posted 4-3-20)
  • Macintosh PowerBook Video Cable (1992). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 10 (posted 4-4-20)
  • PowerBook Battery Case (1992). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 11 (posted 4-5-20)
  • PowerBook Battery Recharger (for PowerBook 140–180, 1992). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 12 (posted 4-6-20)
  • ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) Mouse II (1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 13 (posted 4-7-20)
  • Apple Adjustable Keyboard (1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 14 (posted 4-8-20)
  • ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) Mouse II (black, 1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 15 (posted 4-9-20)
  • Apple Keyboard II (black, 1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 16 (posted 4-10-20)
  • Newton Connection Kit for Macintosh (1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 17 (posted 4-11-20)
  • Newton Stylus (for Newton MessagePad 100, 1993). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 18 (posted 4-12-20)
  • Apple Ethernet Twisted-Pair Transceiver (1994). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 19 (posted 4-13-20)
  • Macintosh PowerBook Floppy Drive Expansion Bay Module (for PowerBook 190 and 5300-series PowerBooks, 1995). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 20 (posted 4-14-20)
  • PC Card storage module (for PowerBook 5300 series computers, 1995). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 21 (posted 4-15-20)
  • Leather Case (for QuickTake 150, 1995). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 22 (posted 4-16-20)
  • Wide Angle Lens (for QuickTake 150, 1995). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 23 (posted 4-18-20)
  • AppleDesign Keyboard (1996). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 24 (posted 4-19-20)
  • BookCover Collection (for PowerBook 1400, 1996). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 25 (posted 4-20)-20)
  • Apple logo laptop case (for PowerBook, 1996). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 26 (posted 4-21-20)
  • eMate Replacement Pens (1997). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 27 (posted 4-22-20)
  • PowerBook 20X CD-ROM Module (1997). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 28 (posted 4-23-20)
  • Keyboard and Trackpad (for Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, 1997). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 29 (posted 4-24-20)
  • Apple USB Mouse (for original iMac, 1998). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 30 (posted 4-25-20)
  • Apple USB Keyboard (blueberry, 1998). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 31 (posted 4-26-20)
  • Apple USB Mouse (strawberry, 1998). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 32 (posted 4-27-20)
  • Apple USB Mouse (OEM part, tangerine, 1998). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 33 (posted 4-28-20)
  • Apple USB Mouse balls (OEM part, 1998). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 34 (posted 4-29-20)
  • Apple USB Mouse (graphite, 1999). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 35 (posted 4-30-20)
  • AirPort card (original, 1999). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 36 (posted 5-1-20)
  • Pro Mouse (2000). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 37 (posted 5-2-20)
  • Apple Pro Keyboard (black, 2000). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 38 (posted 5-3-20)
  • Power Mac G4 Cube Speakers (2000). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 39 (posted 5-4-20)
  • iPod remote (for original iPod, 2001). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 40 (posted 5-5-20)
  • Apple Lockable Cable Fastener (unopened, 2001). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 41 (posted 5-6-20)
  • DVI to ADC Adapter (2002). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 42 (posted 5-8-20)
  • iPod headphones (Generation 2, 2002). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 43 (posted 5-9-20)
  • Apple Keyboard (2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 44 (posted 5-10-20)
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 45 (posted 5-11-20)
  • Carrying case (for iPod Generation 3, 2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 46 (posted 5-12-20)
  • iPod remote (for iPod Generation 3, 2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 47 (posted 5-14-20)
  • iPod Dock (for iPod Generation 4, 2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 48 (posted 5-15-20)
  • Mouse (white, 2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 49 (posted 5-16-20)
  • Wireless Mouse (original, 2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 50 (posted 5-17-20)
  • iPod Socks (2004). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 51 (posted 5-20)-20)
  • Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (2005). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 52 (posted 5-21-20)
  • iSight Camera (original, 2005). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 53 (posted 5-22-20)
  • iSight Accessory Kit (2003). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 54 (posted 5-23-20)
  • DVI to VGA Adapter (for Mac mini G4, 2005). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 55 (posted 6-1-20)
  • Mighty Mouse (2005). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 56 (posted 6-3-20)
  • Wireless Mighty Mouse (2006). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 57 (posted 6-4-20)
  • Nike+iPod Sport Kit (2006). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 58 (posted 6-5-20)
  • Apple DVI-D Male to DVI-D Female Cable Adapter (2006). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 59 (posted 6-6-20)
  • Apple Bluetooth Headset (2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 60 (posted 6-7-20)
  • iPhone Bluetooth Headset cable (2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 61 (posted 6-8-20)
  • Apple Keyboard (2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 62 (posted 6-9-20)
  • Apple remote (2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 63 (posted 6-10-20)
  • Cloth (for iMac Core 2 Duo, 2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 64 (posted 6-12-20)
  • iPhone Stereo Headset (OEM part, 2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 65 (posted 6-13-20)
  • iPod shuffle Dock (for iPod shuffle Generation 2, 2007). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 66 (posted 6-15-20)
  • Apple keyboard extension cable (2008). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 67 (posted 6-16-20)
  • Magic Mouse (original, 2009). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 68 (posted 6-18-20)
  • Apple Remote (2009). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 69 (posted 6-22-20)
  • Composite AV Cable (2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 70 (posted 6-25-20)
  • iPad Case (for original iPad, 2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 71 (posted 6-26-20)
  • iPad keyboard (for original iPad, 2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 72 (posted 6-30-20)
  • SD Card Reader (from Apple Camera Connection Kit for iPad, 2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 73 (posted 7-3-20)
  • iPhone 4 Bumper (orange, 2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 74 (posted 7-4-20)
  • iPhone 4 Bumper (black, 2010). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 75 (posted 7-5-20)
  • MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Connector (2012). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 76 (posted 7-6-20)
  • EarPods (2012). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 77 (posted 7-9-20)
  • iPad Smart Case (for iPad Generation 3, green, 2012). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 78 (posted 7-10-20)
  • iPad Smart Case (dark gray, 2012). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 79 (posted 7-14-20)
  • iPad mini Smart Cover (pink, 2012). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 80 (posted 7-18-20)
  • iPhone 5s Leather Case (black, 2013). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 81 (posted 7-20)-20)
  • Apple USB SuperDrive (2014). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 82 (posted 7-22-20)
  • World Travel Adapter Kit (2014). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 83 (posted 7-23-20)
  • iPhone 6/6s Silicone Case [(PRODUCT)RED, 2014]. 100 Apple Accessories, Number 84 (posted 7-31-20)
  • Apple Pencil (original, 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 85 (posted 8-1-20)
  • Apple Watch Leather Loop (42 mm, Black, Spring 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 86 (posted 8-2-20)
  • Apple Watch Leather Loop (42 mm, Midnight Blue, Fall 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 87 (posted 8-10-20)
  • Apple Watch Sport Band (42 mm, XL, Black, 316L stainless steel pin, Spring 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 88 (posted 8-11-20)
  • Apple Watch Sport Band (42 mm, XL, White, Spring 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 89 (posted 8-15-20)
  • iPhone Lightning Dock (Black, 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 90 (posted 8-17-20)
  • Magic Mouse 2 (2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 91 (posted 8-22-20)
  • Siri Remote (Apple TV Remote, 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 92 (posted 8-24-20)
  • Smart Keyboard (for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2015). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 93 (posted 8-28-20)
  • iPhone 7 Plus Silicone Case (Denim Blue, 2016). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 94 (posted 8-29-20)
  • Apple Watch Nike Sport Loop (42 mm, Bright Crimson/Black, Fall 2017). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 95 (posted 8-30-20)
  • Apple Watch Sport Loop (42 mm, Seashell, Fall 2017). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 96 (posted 9-5-20)
  • Apple Watch Sport Loop (44 mm, XL, Black, Fall 2017). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 97 (posted 9-8-20)
  • Apple Watch Sport Loop (44 mm, Hibiscus, Fall 2018). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 99 (posted 9-10-20)
  • AirPods Pro Wireless Charging Case (2019). 100 Apple Accessories, Number 100 (9-11-20)

Mac OS X Server box (2003)

This box is the retail packaging for Mac OS X Server, Version 10.3 Panther. The artwork on the box changed considerably from the previous Jaguar-fur-covered X in Apple Garamond to a new, more blocky serif font with a metallic finish.

This version was released on October 24, 2003, and added LDAP-based Open Directory user and file management.

A new Workgroup Manager application allowed for a vast improvement for configuration. Other network services were added or improved including SNMP, Apache web server, mail server, OpenLDAP, AFP, print server, SMB version 3 (improved Windows compatibility), MySQL (4.0.16), and PHP (4.3.7).

The box indicates that it contains Mac OS X Server v10.3, Admin Tools, Xcode, getting started guide, electronic documentation.

Source: Wikipedia (Panther, Mac OS X Server)

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 (2005)

The version of Mac OS X Tiger, Version 10.4.6, specifies that this version has over 200 new features and mentions “Spotlight search technology, Dashboard widgets, Safari RSS web news, iChat AV… [and] H.264 Quicktime [sic] video.”

Since this is not the initial release of Mac OS X Tiger, it is packaged in a designed software sleeve—not in a retail box.

Source: Wikipedia

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard box (2007)

This is the retail box for Mac OS X Leopard, Version 10.5. Although the OS features the codename “Leopard,” Apple instead chose to use a metallic print idea highlighting a space theme (echoing a new space-themed wallpaper included with the release) for the artwork.

The box highlights five new features of apps and services in the OS:

  • Finder—See your files in Cover Flow.
  • Spaces—Organize your windows.
  • Time Machine—Automatic backup.
  • Mail—Stylish email stationery.
  • iChat—Add effects to video chat.

Apple described this update as “the largest update of Mac OS X” with over 300 new features. Leopard was also the first Mac OS X version to drop support for the Classic Environment that allowed users to run Mac OS 9 “Classic” apps within Mac OS X.

Source: Wikipedia

Mac OS X Server 10.6 box (2011)

The Mac OS X Server Version 10.6 Snow Leopard Server retail box was white and used a photo of a snow leopard as the front box art.

Its tagline, shown on the back of the box, was: “More power to your business. Communicate, collaborate, and share with Snow Leopard Server.” Six featured technologies shown on the box back included:

  • Server Preferences
  • Wiki Server 2
  • Podcast Producer 2
  • iCal Server 2
  • Mail Server
  • Address Book Server

This was the first Mac OS X Server version to include Mobile Access Server to allow iPhone and Mac users to access secured network services with SSL encryption and authentication between a user’s iPhone or Mac and a private network.

Snow Leopard Server was only available in an unlimited client license and cost $499.

Source: Wikipedia

Xsan 2 box (2008)

This Xsan 2 retail box from 2008 includes the software to set up Apple’s SAN (Storage Area Network) solution on a Mac with a G5 processor with an Apple Fibre Channel card running Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server 10.5 or later.

The box uses the tagline, “Share terabytes of storage. Zero bottlenecks.”

The four key technologies highlighted on the box include:

  • Simplified setup
  • MultiSAN
  • Full-throttle performance
  • Spotlight

The Xsan 2 setup guide is not for the faint of heart. It lists “Equipment You’ll Need” and specifies, “To set up a SAN using the instructions in this guide, you need:”

  • RAID storage devices for SAN storage
  • Two computers running Mac OS X Server v10.5 to act as SAN metadata controllers
  • One or more SAN client computers running Mac OS X v10.5 or Mac OS X Server v10.5
  • An Intel or PowerPC G5 processor and at least 2 GB of RAM in each SAN computer
  • An additional 2 GB per SAN volume in each metadata controller that hosts more
  • than one SAN volume
  • An Apple Fibre Channel PCI, PCI-X, or PCI-E card installed in each SAN computer
  • A Fibre Channel switch and cables for all storage devices and computers
  • An Ethernet switch and cables for the private SAN metadata network
  • A second Ethernet switch and cables for public intranet and Internet access
  • An equipment rack for your RAID storage systems and Xserve computers
  • A list of qualified RAID systems and Fibre Channel switches is available on the Xsan website at www.apple.com/xsan

Source: Apple

Resource Library CDs (1999)

This 2-CD set from May 1999 is titled The Apple Sales and Marketing Resource Library, Provider Edition.

CD 1 contains:
PowerSales May 1999
Apple Load Ad Slicks
ColorSync White Paper
Final Cut DataSheet & FAQ
QuickTime 4.0 Data & Fact Sheet
Mac OS X Server Data Sheet & FAQ
Mac OS X Server Presentation
Mac Products Guide 04.99
Mac OS Promos

CD 2 contains:
Mac OS X Server Training

The CDs also include, “See insert for complete listing,” indicating that a CD insert was also printed, but it is not included in my collection.

QuickTime VR Authoring Studio box (1997)

This QuickTime VR Authoring Studio retail software box from 1997 provided a CD and manual for Apple’s QuickTime VR Authoring Studio software.

According to Apple, “Apple® QuickTime® VR Authoring Studio software lets you create interactive virtual-reality scenes with point-and-click simplicity. It takes full advantage of the intuitive Mac® OS interface to help you easily turn photos and computer renderings into attention-getting 360-degree views. QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is a powerful one-stop solution for producing all kinds of QuickTime VR content.”

In addition, “QuickTime VR supports 360-degree views called panoramic movies, as well as object movies that allow users to view an object from all sides. Both objects and panoramas can be fully interactive, with zooming, animation, and hot spots linked to other multimedia objects.”

The software was very intuitive to use and allowed easy creation of Virtual Reality content as early as 1997.

Source: Macintosh Garden

QuickTime 4.1 CD (2000)

This QuickTime 4 CD contains QuickTime 4.1 installers for Macintosh and Windows.

The CD cover states:

  • Install QuickTime 4.1 and experience QuickTime for yourself as you interact with the demo movie included on the CD.
  • Control your media experience with the intuitive QuickTime Player.
  • Open just about any media file you come across.
  • Watch live content over the Internet.
  • Upgrade to QuickTime Pro so you can edit and save your own movies.

QuickTime 4.1 was released on December 17, 1999. The release provided support for files larger than 2.0 GB in Mac OS 9, added variable bit rate (VBR) support for MP3 audio, and removed support for older 68k Macintosh systems.

Source: Wikipedia