Newton Press was a software application for the Newton, Apple’s handheld Personal Digital Assistant. On a two-page MessagePad Accessories sheet, Newton Press is described:
Newton Press This easy-to-use software allows you to publish electronic documents such as travel itineraries, reference books, or sales charts on your personal computer for viewing and annotating on your MessagePad.
The box states:
“Create documents on your desktop computer, then publish them as Newton books. Drag and drop word processing documents, graphics files, or text created on your personal computer directly to the Newton Press application for simple, one-step creation of Newton electronic reference books. Or use the formatting capabilities to format your books, create tables of contents, establish paragraph links, and more. Anyone with a Newton personal digital assistant (PDA) can view, annotate, fax, or print the books you create.”
This copy of Newton Press is unopened and in its original shrink wrap.
This unopened Macintosh Promo CD from Fall 1993 is unopened in its orignal shrink wrap. It promises “a way-cool experience for the eyes, ears, and mind.”
Although the CD is unopened, the back reveals that it contains music videos and audio tracks from Capitol Records, a “10 X 10” video from Tommy Boy Records, a “Mindstream” audio track from Mute Records, a “Sound” audio track from American Empire Records, and animation clips from Texas A&M.
Macintosh Garden indicates that this was a “Promotional CD distributed by Apple bundled with some AppleCD 300 and 300i drives.”
This Macintosh Products Guide CD is from Winter 2000. The cover art shows a graphite iMac DV Special Edition and it specifies that the CD contains “A catalog of over 16,000 products for your Mac.”
The publisher of the CD is ADC (Apple Developer Connection). The back of the CD says that it will help you “learn about the hottest products available for your Mac, including games, productivity applications, printers, scanners, image editing applications, utilities, digital cameras, USB peripherals for the iMac, and much, much more.”
In the mid-1990s when Apple computers regularly shipped with CD-ROM drives, Apple began to include plastic booklets with both the system software for the computer and a collection of third-party CDs.
This Macintosh Compact Discs book from 1994 is for the Performa 630CD, 635CD, and 638CD. This specific CD book shipped with the Performa 638CD. It contains a CD with the system software for the Performa 630CD, 635CD, and 638CD.
In 2011 Apple stopped including CD and/or DVD media with devices. Not coincidentally, this was also the same time when Apple stopped including optical drives in their devices. Instead of DVDs, Apple included a custom USB flash drive with Mac OS X and other software installers.
According to Apple’s website:
MacBook Air (Late 2010): Frequently Asked Questions about Software Reinstall Drive
“Your MacBook Air (Late 2010) comes with a USB Software Reinstall Drive that contains a copy of Mac OS X and iLife. If you selected to pre-install iWork at the time purchase, iWork is also included on the MacBook Air Software Reinstall Drive. Use this device instead of DVDs to reinstall your operating system and applications and to run essential applications and utilities. Note: The MacBook Air Software Reinstall Drive is read only. You cannot erase it, reformat it, or reuse it as a general purpose USB storage device. If you try to use the MacBook Air Software Reinstall Drive on a computer other than a MacBook Air (Late 2010), you will be offered two options: ‘Restore from a Time Machine backup’ or ‘Restart the computer’. All menu selections are disabled.”
The 1997 Apple MacAdvocate CD-ROM is a marketing CD from Apple designed to allow Macintosh fans to convince other computer users to consider buying a Macintosh.
The inside of the CD explains the purpose of the CD:
Are you a MacAdvocate?
Do you plan your winter and fall vacations around the San Francisco and Boston MacWorld shows? Do you find yourself looking at Windows PC users and asking, “Why would they buy one of those without looking at a Mac?” If you answered yes you probably are a MacAdvocate. Welcome to the club. As a fellow MacAdvocate, we want to provide you with the materials you need to win others over to the Macintosh—and the freedom it represents. That’s why we created this CD. The 1997 MacAdvocate CD features all kinds of tools—such as product sheets, technology showcases, research studies, interactive demos, and system updates—you need to dazzle your friends and help you make the case that Macintosh is, simply put, the best personal computer you can buy. We’ve also included a couple of surprises, just to keep things interesting. So pop this CD into your local Macintosh and have a look. And feel free to give it to any of your Windows friends (yes, it runs on PCs too). Because, after all, if we don’t show them, who will?
Mac OS X Jaguar (version 10.2) was the third major release of Mac OS X, but it was arguably the first version that was intended for a wide audience.
Apple took the opportunity in this release to publicly acknowledge that “Jaguar” was the operating system’s code name and used the name in marketing. Further, the OS release artwork featured a detailed rendering of jaguar skin meant to highlight the enhanced graphics rendering technology built in to the architecture.
Jaguar was a paid upgrade for $129, except Apple offered a “X for Teachers” program that provided the OS for free to educators.
The box refers to the following “Featured technologies:”
This version of Mac OS X Server, Mac OS X Server 10.1, was code named “Puma” and was released on September 25, 2001, just four months after Mac OS X Server 10.0.
This version and its predecessor (v.10.0 “Cheetah”) of Mac OS X Server replaced Mac OS X Server 1.0 and added all the features of Mac OS X to the server product, beginning with the new Aqua user interface. Other significant additions included Apache, PHP, MySQL, Tomcat, WebDAV support, and Macintosh Manager 2.
File services included:
Macintosh (AFP over TCP/IP)
Windows (Samba; SMB/CIFS)
UNIX and Linux (NFS)
Internet and web services included:
Apache web server
QuickTime Streaming Server
WebObjects 5 Deployment
Mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP)
Caching web proxy
This box is shrink-wrapped and has never been opened. It contains:
This Mac OS X box is the original retail box for the Mac OS X v10.0 operating system. Somewhat ironically, it shipped with a Mac OS 9 CD.
The box lists the Mac OS X Core technologies as:
Carbon and Cocoa
Java 2 Standard Edition
Apple Type Services
The inside flap of the box offers a less technical version of Mac OS X’s features: “The super-modern operating system that delivers the power of UNIX with the legendary simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh.”