Charleston Apple Museum

The Digital Corridor supports the cultural growth of Charleston's tech community through the exhibition of the only Apple Museum in the southeast USA. The museum, aka The Noah and Jan Schiffman Collection, currently on permanent loan to the Charleston Digital Corridor, represents devices and related exhibits from over 40 years of Apple's amazing product history.


  • Apple ][+

    Released: 1979
    Price: $1195

    The Apple ][+ (II Plus) was the 2nd model of the Apple ][ series of personal computers. Approximately 380,000  were sold during its four years in production before being replaced by the //e in 1983.

  • Apple ///

    Released: 1980
    Price: $4340

    The Apple /// was a business-oriented personal computer. Running the Apple SOS operating system, it was intended as the successor to the Apple II series.

  • //e

    Released: 1983
    Price: $1395

    The Apple //e was the 3rd model in the series of personal computers. The 'e' in the name stands for enhanced, referring to the fact that several popular features were now built-in that were formerly only available as upgrades or add-ons in earlier models.

  • Lisa

    Released: 1983
    Price: $9995

    Lisa is one of the first personal computers to present a graphical user interface (GUI) and mouse in a machine aimed at individual business users.

  • Thunderscan

    Released: 1984
    Price: $225

    The ThunderScan for Apple II appears to be a module which replaces the ribbon inside an ImageWriter II printer converting it into a document scanner.

  • Modem 1200

    Released: 1983
    Price: $495

    Apples 1st modem, the Modem 1200 is a compact device that allows communication with other computers by simply using a telephone line.

  • //c

    Released: 1984
    Price: $1295

    The Apple //c was the 4th model in the Apple II series of personal computers. It is  Apple's first endeavor to produce a portable computer. The "c" was short for compact. The computer weighed 7.5 lbs

  • MacWorld Magazine

    Released: 1984
    Price: $4

    MacWorld Magazine started life as a print magazine and had the largest audited circulation (both total and newsstand) of Macintosh-focused magazines in North America.

  • Monochrome Monitor IIe

    Released: 1985
    Price: $399

    The ColorMonitor IIe, later renamed AppleColor Composite Monitor IIe, is a CRT-based color or gray monochrome monitor for the Apple II personal computer family.

  • ImageWriter II

    Released: 1986
    Price: $595

    Apple's 1st dot matrix color printer, this model is not only recognizable for being light grey in color, but for having the product name printed beside the rainbow Apple logo.

  • Macintosh Plus

    Released: 1986
    Price: $2599

    The Macintosh Plus is the 3rd model in the Macintosh line of computers that was originally introduced two years earlier.

  • Hard Disk 20SC

    Released: 1986
    Price: $1299

    The Apple Hard Disk 20SC is Apple's 1st SCSI based hard drive for the Apple II family, as well as the Macintosh and other 3rd party computers using an industry standard SCSI interface.

  • 3½" drive

    Released: 1986
    Price: $495

    The Macintosh External Disk Drive is the original model in a series of external 3½" floppy disk drives.

  • Macintosh SE

    Released: 1987
    Price: $2900

    The Macintosh SE is a personal computer that marked a significant improvement on the Macintosh Plus design and was introduced the same time as the Macintosh II.

  • Macintosh Portable

    Released: 1989
    Price: $7300

    Macintosh Portable is a portable computer. It featured a fast, sharp, and expensive black-and-white active matrix LCD screen in a hinged design that covered the keyboard when the machine was not in use.

  • Color OneScanner

    Released: 1991
    Price: $599

    The Apple Color OneScanner followed the OneScanner and preceded the later Color OneScanner 600/27 and 1200/30 models.

  • Macintosh Classic II

    Released: 1991
    Price: $1900

    The Macintosh Classic II is the last black & white compact Macintosh and the last desktop to include and external floppy drive port.

  • Macintosh PowerBook 180c

    Released: 1993
    Price: $3870

    The Macintosh PowerBook 180c is an identical color version of the PowerBook 180 model. As a result of the thicker color display, the exterior case lid was redesigned.

  • Macintosh Color Display

    Released: 1992
    Price: $589

    The Macintosh Color Display is a 14" Trinitron aperture grille CRT.

  • Newton Message Pad - Original

    Released: 1992
    Price: $700

    The Newton, a series of personal digital assistants, was considered technologically innovative at its debut. It was the first device to feature handwriting recognition.

  • Newton Fax Modem

    Released: 1993
    Price: $99

    The Newton fax modem is an external device for the Newton Message Pad. It was nicknamed the cigarette pack since it had the same dimensions as a pack of cigarettes.

  • Macintosh Quadra 605

    Released: 1993
    Price: $1000

    When introduced, the Macintosh Quadra 605 was the least expensive and smallest computer in Apple's personal computer lineup.

  • PowerCD

    Released: 1993
    Price: $499

    The PowerCD was Apple's first stand-alone consumer product that did not require a computer to use. The PowerCD was capable of reading Kodak photo CDs, data CDs and audio CDs.

  • Adjustable Keyboard

    Released: 1993
    Price: $219

    The limited production adjustable keyboard is an ergonomic keyboard formed of two halves that hinge from the center back and extend away from each other horizontally.

  • Macintosh Performa 550

    Released: 1994
    Price: $1200

    The Performa 550 was an all-in-one desktop Macintosh with a built-in 14" Trinitron display from Sony.

  • Macintosh ColorClassic II

    Released: 1993
    Price: $1400

    The Macintosh Color Classic was the first personal computer from Apple with a built-in color display.

  • Newton MessagePad 120

    Released: 1995
    Price: $599

    The MessagePad was a series of touchscreen mobile devices and the 1st tablet computer released by Apple. The 120 added non-cursive handwriting recognition.

  • QuickTake 150

    Released: 1995
    Price: $700

    Apple's 2nd digital camera and powered by 3 AA batteries, it could store 8 pictures at 640x480.

  • Macintosh PowerBook Duo 2300c

    Released: 1995
    Price: $3700

    The PowerBook Duo is a line of subnotebooks; the 2300c is the last of the series and the only one to feature a PowerPC CPU.

  • Color StyleWriter 2200

    Released: 1995
    Price: $419

    The Color StyleWriter 2200 was a color inkjet printer. The codename for this model was "Calamari".

  • PowerBook 190/190cs

    Released: 1995
    Price: $1650

    The PowerBook 190 and its companion 190cs are laptop computers. The two models differ only in their screen. Apple's target audience  was the college student in need of a no-frills portable computer.

  • PowerBook 1400cs

    Released: 1996
    Price: $2499

    The PowerBook 1400cs was the first PowerBook to include an internal CD-ROM drive. The 1400 took on the role of Apple's entry level notebook and remained there until its discontinuation in May 1998.

  • Color StyleWriter 2500

    Released: 1996
    Price: $380

    The Color StyleWriter 2500 was a performance color inkjet printer.

  • QuickTake 200

    Released: 1997
    Price: $600

    The QuickTake 200 was Apple's last digital camera model and only one to feature a 1.8" LCD display.

  • Newton eMate 300

    Released: 1997
    Price: $799

    The eMate 300 is a personal digital assistant, was the only Newton Device with a built-in keyboard, and was Apple's first use of translucent colored plastics.

  • PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet)

    Released: 1998
    Price: $2299

    The PowerBook G3 Wallstreet was the first Apple laptop to use PowerPC G3 processor. The new PowerBooks came in three screen sizes: a 12" passive matrix LCD, a 13.3" TFT LCD, and a 14.1" TFT LCD

  • iBook G3 Clamshell

    Released: 1999
    Price: $1599

    The iBook G3 "Clamshell" was the first Apple computer to support wireless networking. The iBook was a great success and gained the label "Barbie's toilet seat" due to the distinctive design.

  • Power Macintosh G3

    Released: 1997
    Price: $1599

    The Power Macintosh G3 represented Apple's first step towards eliminating redundancy and complexity in the product line. This was also the last Apple computer to use ADB connection (Apple Desktop Bus).

  • AirPort Base Station

    Released: 1999
    Price: $299

    The Apple AirPort is a line of wireless routers and network cards using Wi-Fi protocols. This was Apple's first base station.

  • iMac G3

    Released: 1998
    Price: $1299

    The iMac was sold in 13 translucent plastic colors  and was egg-shaped around a 15-inch CRT display.

  • PowerMac G4 Cube

    Released: 2000
    Price: $1799

    The Power Mac G4 Cube was one of Apple's most significant achievements of industrial design.

  • eMac

    Released: 2002
    Price: $1099

    The eMac was an all-in-one desktop originally intended exclusively for education buyers, but the demand for it was high enough that it was made available for general retail one month later.

  • PowerMac G4

    Released: 1999
    Price: $1599

    The Power Mac G4 is part of the Power Macintosh line of computers and was marketed as the first personal supercomputer. This was the first Macintosh computer to be officially shortened to Mac.

  • iPod 2nd Gen

    Released: 2002
    Price: $299

    The Apple iPod (2nd gen) models are similar to the original iPod, but include larger capacity hard drives, replace the "scroll wheel" with a "touch sensitive scroll wheel", and more.

  • iMac G4

    Released: 2002
    Price: $1299

    The iMac G4 is the first Apple all-in-one computer with a floating screen which could be configured at various angles.

  • PowerBook G4

    Released: 2003
    Price: $2599

    The PowerBook G4 is the first notebook with a backlit keyboard.

  • iSight

    Released: 2003
    Price: $149

    iSight is a brand name used by Apple to refer to cameras on various devices.

  • iPod Mini

    Released: 2004
    Price: $199

    The iPod Mini is a smaller digital audio player. While in production it was one of the most popular electronic products on the market.

  • PowerMac G5

    Released: 2003
    Price: $1999

    The Power Mac G5 is a series of personal computers sold as part of the Power Mac series. When introduced, it was the most powerful computer in Apple's Macintosh lineup, and was marketed by the company as the world's first 64-bit desktop computer.

  • iPod Classic 5th Gen Video

    Released: 2005
    Price: $299

    The 5th generation iPod, sometimes known as the iPod Video, is the first iPod to be available in an alternative black color scheme and marked the 2nd full redesign of the iPod's aesthetic with re-arranged proportions, return to a fully flat front and more rounded rear casing.

  • iPod Shuffle 1st Gen

    Released: 2005
    Price: $149

    The iPod Shuffle is a digital audio player. It was the smallest model in Apple's iPod family and was the first iPod to use flash memory.

  • iPod Nano 1st Gen

    Released: 2005
    Price: $149

    The iPod Nano is a portable media player. The 1st gen model was introduced as a replacement for the iPod Mini, using flash memory for storage.

  • iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen Silver

    Released: 2006
    Price: $229

    The iPod Shuffle is a digital audio player. It was the smallest model in the iPod product line and used flash memory. The 2nd gen model was considered the smallest MP3 player.

  • Airport Extreme Base Station

    Released: 2007
    Price: $179

    Three different configurations of model A1034 are all called the "AirPort Extreme Base Station" The AirPort Base Station was discontinued after the updated AirPort Extreme was announced on January 7, 2003.

  • iPod Nano 3rd Gen

    Released: 2007
    Price: $149

    The 3rd generation iPod Nano featured a 2-inch QVGA screen and a shorter, wider, heavier design, with new colors. New features included browsing via Cover Flow, a new user interface, video playback, and support for new iPod Games.

  • iPhone 1st Generation

    Released: 2007
    Price: $499

    The iPhone was the first iPhone model and the first smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPhone quickly became Apple's most successful product, propelling it to become the most profitable company at the time.

  • iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen Purple

    Released: 2006
    Price: $79

    The 2nd generation iPod Shuffle was less than half the size of the first-generation model and was the size of the iPod Radio Remote. Apple claimed it was the "world's smallest MP3 player".

  • Mac Pro

    Released: 2008
    Price: $2799

    Mac Pro is a series of workstations and servers for professionals. The Mac Pro, by some performance benchmarks, is the most powerful computer that Apple offers. This Mac Pro was Apple's first Desktop tower PC with an Intel processor.

  • iPod Nano 4th Gen

    Released: 2008
    Price: $149

    The iPod Nano 4th Generation returned to the narrow form factor of the 1st and 2nd gen models, while retaining and rotating the 51-mm screen from the 3rd generation model. It was also thinner than the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen Nano and had a curved aluminum shell and glass screen.

  • iPhone 3G

    Released: 2008
    Price: $199

    The iPhone 3G is internally similar to its predecessor (the original iPhone), but included several new hardware features, such as GPS, 3G data and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. In addition to other features, this new operating system introduced the App Store.

  • iPod Shuffle 3rd Gen

    Released: 2009
    Price: $59

    The 3rd generation iPod Shuffle was said by Apple to be "jaw-droppingly small" and "The first music player that talks to you". It was available with a silver or black brushed aluminum case similar to the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle; this made it the 1st iPod Shuffle that was available in black.

  • iPod Classic 7th Gen

    Released: 2009
    Price: $249

    The iPod Classic was a portable media player. In 2009, Apple replaced the 120 GB version (6th gen) with a 160 GB model, featuring the same slim profile of the 80 GB and 120 GB models.

  • Mac Mini (Core 2 Duo)

    Released: 2009
    Price: $599

    Mac Mini is a small form factor desktop computer. The machine was initially branded as "BYODKM" (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse) as a strategic pitch to encourage users to switch from PCs running operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux.

  • iPod Nano 6th Gen

    Released: 2010
    Price: $149

    The iPod Nano 6th Generation featured a small multi-touch screen. Although not specifically designed as one, some accessory makers produced watch bands for this device, allowing it to be worn like a watch.

  • MacBook

    Released: 2010
    Price: $999

    The MacBook is a brand of Macintosh notebook computers. It replaced the PowerBook and iBook brands during the Mac transition to Intel processors, announced in 2005.

  • iPhone 4

    Released: 2010
    Price: $199

    The iPhone 4 introduced a new hardware design to the iPhone family, which was touted as the thinnest.

  • MacBook Pro

    Released: 2010
    Price: $1799

    The MacBook Pro is a line of Macintosh notebook computers. It is the higher-end model of the MacBook family, sitting above the consumer-focused MacBook Air.

  • iPhone 4S

    Released: 2011
    Price: $199

    This iPhone was named "4S" where the "S" stood for Siri.

  • Airport Airport Extreme 6th Gen

    Released: 2013
    Price: $199

    The 6th generation AirPort Extreme featured three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with a maximum data rate of 1.3Gbit/s, which is nearly three times faster than 802.11n.

  • iPhone 5

    Released: 2012
    Price: $199

    The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to be announced in September and set a trend for subsequent iPhone releases.

  • Mac Pro (Cylinder)

    Released: 2013
    Price: $2999

    The Mac Pro (Cylinder) had an overhauled case design, a polished reflective aluminum cylinder built around a central thermal dissipation core and vented by a single fan.