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Apple's Iconic Mac Computer Turns 30

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Happy Birthday to Apple's Macintosh computer, which turned 30 years old Friday.

Since 1984 when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced it, the Mac has revolutionized the computing world.

Back when the Mac came out, computers typically required you to type in complex codes, known as commands. But Macs were much more intuitive, allowing people to navigate with a mouse and a graphical user interface instead.

Macs were also more affordable -- $2,500 compared to the usual $10,000 computer price tag. And they featured a user-friendly design, including a smiley face that greeted you at start-up.

Eventually, rival Microsoft's Windows PCs grew to look and feel like Macs.

Apple has continued to innovate in the past decade with the iPod, iPhone and iPad, which have made mobile computing a part of many people's daily lives.

And the Mac lives on.

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