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)

Apple blank DVD media (2001)

In the early 2000s when Apple began offering a re-writable CD/DVD drive as an option, they included your first blank DVD-R disc along with your Mac purchase. Apple took the opportunity to fully brand the disc with printed packaging and a custom-printed DVD-R.

I have two unused examples of this official Apple blank media, one with a grape (purple) logo “Certified for use with Power Mac G4 DVD-R drives” (part number 603-047-A, unopened in shrink wrap) and another with a blueberry (bright blue) logo “Certified for use with Apple DVD-R drives” (part number 600-8671).

AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case (2019)

AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case were released in 2019 as a follow up to the immensely popular AirPods with Apple promising “Magic like you’ve never heard.” AirPods Pro add a number of features in addition to standard AirPods, most notably Active Noise Cancellation and a custom fit using three included sets of rubber “ear tips.” Connectivity is through Bluetooth 5.0.

Like standard AirPods, AirPods Pro easily connect to iPhone or Apple Watch using a simple connection interface that begins automatically when AirPods Pro are unboxed and in proximity to a device.

AirPods Pro are powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip. They use a force sensor on the stem and/or Siri to allow direct control of many functions. They also allow Audio Sharing between two sets of AirPods.

The AirPods Pro case allows both storage and charging. The case connects to a Lightning port or can use a wireless Qi-certified charger.

Audio technology includes: Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, Adaptive EQ, vent system for pressure equalization, custom high-excursion Apple driver, and custom high dynamic range amplifier.

Sensors include: dual beamforming microphones, inward-facing microphone, dual optical sensors, motion-detecting accelerometer, speech-detecting accelerometer, and a Force sensor.

Controls include:
Press once to play, pause, or answer a phone call.
Press twice to skip forward.
Press three times to skip back.
Press and hold to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.
Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions.

Source: Apple

Apple Gift Cards (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)

This collection of Apple gift cards spans the years 2005–2014, and includes gift cards for use in Apple Stores, the iTunes Store, and Starbucks. Apple Store gift cards can be redeemed in brick-and-mortar or online Apple Stores for purchases. iTunes Store gift cards can only be used at the iTunes Store for digital music, video, app, or downloaded purchases.

The special Starbucks card in this collection was sold as a standard Starbucks gift card, but it also allowed two free song downloads in the iTunes Store. When I learned about this offer in 2007, I purchased 25 of these cards at $5 each (the minimum amount allowed for this promotion) and received 50 free song downloads on iTunes (and $125 in Starbucks purchases).

All of these cards have been redeemed.

Apple Watch Sport Loop (44 mm, Anchor Gray, 2019)

The Apple Watch Sport Loop band is woven from nylon thread to create a hook-and-loop closure. They are available for the 38/40 mm and 42/44 mm Apple Watch models, and are offered in Regular size to fit 130–190 mm wrists.

The Apple Watch Sport Loop band has been available in several styles, including (PRODUCT)RED (two versions), Spicy Orange, Nectarine, Electric Pink, Hibiscus, Hot Pink, Pink Sand, Flash Light, Flash, Marine Green, Tahoe Blue, Cape Cod Blue, Midnight Blue, Indigo, Dark Olive, Storm Gray, Black, and Seashell. Close inspection of original styles reveal that designs are comprised of a base color and one or more accent colors; for example, Indigo uses a dark blue base color with accent threads in white, red, and purple. Newer styles use a two-tone design with one or more accent colors—Pomegranate, Khaki, Alaskan Blue, Camel, Midnight Blue. This Anchor Gray Sport Loop has a two-tone gray design.

Apple describes the Apple Watch Sport Loop band:

“Soft, breathable, and lightweight, the Sport Loop features a hook-and-loop fastener for quick and easy adjustment. The double-layer nylon weave has dense loops on the skin side that provide soft cushioning while allowing moisture to escape. On the reverse side, the attachment loops are securely anchored for superior durability.”

Source: Apple

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (unopened, 2012)

According to Apple, the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter “lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.”

This adapter can be used with Apple computers with a Thunderbolt port, including MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015–2017), MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–2015), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015), iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2015), Mac Pro (Late 2013), and Mac mini (Late 2014).

Source: Apple

StyleWriter Black Ink Cartridge (unopened, 1995)

This unopened black ink cartridge features the classic multicolor Apple logo and is labeled “Apple Printer Supplies” with the reorder number M8041G/C. Online printer supply resellers identify this product as being identical to the Canon BC-02 cartridge, revealing that some Apple inkjet printers were rebranded Canon printers.

This ink cartridge could be used with several Apple printers including, Apple StyleWriter 1200, Apple StyleWriter 1500, Apple StyleWriter 1500 Color, Apple StyleWriter I, and Apple StyleWriter II.

Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series Weight-Saving Device (1999)

This Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series Weight-Saving Device (model 825-4548-A) is the exact size of the battery inside a Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series laptop (333 MHz to 500 MHz “Lombard” and “Pismo” models with bronze keyboards). These PowerBook laptops had two bays, each capable of supporting a device module (i.e., floppy drive, CD-ROM drive) or a battery.

To make the laptop lighter, the device modules and/or batteries could be removed and replaced with this Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series Weight-Saving Device. One was included with each Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series laptop. According to the technical information, the laptop could weight nearly 8 pounds:

“Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series with a 14.1-inch display, battery, internal modem, and CD-ROM expansion bay module: 3.54 kg (7.8 lb.)”

Source: Apple

Apple PlainTalk Microphone (platinum, unopened)

This is the second version of the PlainTalk Microphone produced by Apple. The first version was round. This model has a unique curvy shape with a flat bottom with a lip to allow it to sit flat on top of a computer display. This microphone was compatible with desktop Power Mac models up to and including G3 iMac models. It measures 50 x 25 x 60 mm.

The microphone is powered by an internal amplifier that receives its power from its elongated tip of its 3.5 mm jack plug. The extra-long tip makes this connection proprietary.

The microphone is omnidirectional, but records only in mono.

Source: Radio Museum