Replacement Apple Watch box (2020)

This Apple Watch box contained a replacement Apple watch. The box is sized to only hold the watch body and lacks space for the band, charging cable, and other items in the typical Apple Watch retail packaging.

The box contains a single sheet that shows the words “Need Help?” in several languages on one side and a QR COde on the other side that directs the user to a Support Article, “Use your Apple Watch after service.”

The box is all white and measures 11 x 11 x 2 cm.

Apple Learning Series notepads (c. 1988)

These Apple Learning Series notepads feature the logotype for the Apple Learning Series at the bottom center with a three-color logo above that depicts a highly stylized image of a person in front of a monitor. The top of the notepads have a black Apple logo.

I have been unable to date these notepads specifically, but the term “Apple Learning Series” has been used in different forms for at least the past 30 years. When I added them to my collection, they were paired with a set of similarly designed notepads for the Apple Unified School System that was introduced in 1987.

Each notepad measures 8.5 x 11 inches and is bound with a tearaway edge.

Sources: Mac Mothership

Apple employee challenge cards (2019–2021)

Apple challenge cards are sent to Apple employees who participate in company-sponsored events, usually with a gift to celebrate the accomplishment of successfully completing the challenge.

From left to right, the challenge cards include:

  • Let the good times roll.—Apple’s fifth Close Your Rings Challenge shipped with a set of black embroidered towels. (The black card measures 2.75 x 5 inches and is printed on light textured cardboard.)
  • Ready to tumble.—Apple’s Eat Well Challenge shipped with an Apple-branded tumbler. (The card measures 3 x 6 inches and is printed on light textured cardboard.)
  • Celebrate—shipped with a t-shirt. (The card measures 3 x 5 inches and is printed on light textured cardboard.)
  • Take comfort.—Apple’s Mindful Minute Challenge shipped with a limited-edition T-shirt. (The card measures 3 x 5 inches and is printed on light textured cardboard.)

3.5-inch floppy disk stickers (c. 1984)

These disk labels were offered by Apple in the mid-1980s. At least one photo I located verifies that these stickers were included in the packaging with the original Macintosh (but they may have also been included in other products).

The labels are in their original package and measure 3 x 2.75 inches. The part number printed on the labels is 026-2001A. The back of the labels show disk use safety guidelines.

Originally introduced in 1981 by Sony, Apple used 3.5-inch floppy disks with the original Macintosh. The first 3.5-inch floppy disks were single-sided and held 400kB. In 1986, Apple introduced a double-sided 3.5-inch floppy disk that held 800kB. In 1987, a “high density” (HD) format of this disk was introduced that was advertised as holding 1.44 MB (although they actually held 1.40625 MB).

Sources: Digibarn, Wikipedia, LowEndMac

Educator Advantage pen (multicolor, black Apple logotype, c. 1990)

This pen is primarily yellow with purple, green, and red accents. The pen is printed in black in the Apple Garamond font, Apple’s corporate font at the time. The printing includes a black Apple logo, a black Apple logtype, and contact information for the Apple Educator Advantage Individual Purchase Program.

The Apple Educator Advantage Individual Purchase Program was a no-interest loan program offered by Apple for school staff in approximately the late 1990s–2000s. The program was executed by individual school districts as a payroll deduction for employees who were interested. Two of the school districts in which I served offered a version of this program.

(My collection includes the same pen, but printed with just a black Apple logotype.)

Multicolor Apple logo pins (7x8mm, c. 1990)

These multicolor Apple logo pins are cast in gold metal and printed with the 6-color Apple logo. The pin is roughly in the shape of Apple’s classic logo and measures 7mm x 8mm.

These pins may have been intended to be used as earrings, but they lack earring backs.

Source: Wikipedia