Apple released the on January 10, 1986, for a price of US$2,600. It offered one of RAM, easily expandable to four megabytes by the use of . It also featured a parallel interface, allowing up to seven peripherals—such as hard drives and scanners—to be attached to the machine. Its was increased to an 800 capacity. The Mac Plus was an immediate success and remained in production, unchanged, until October 15, 1990; on sale for just over four years and ten months, it was the longest-lived Macintosh in Apple's history. In September 1986, Apple introduced the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, or , an application that allowed software developers to create software for Macintosh on Macintosh, rather than from a Lisa. In August 1987, Apple unveiled and , which added cooperative multitasking to the Macintosh. Apple began bundling both with every Macintosh.
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January 24, 1984 – the big day had finally arrived. We had looked forward to the date for so long that it didn’t seem real to be actually experiencing the long-awaited public unveiling of the Macintosh at Apple’s 1984 annual shareholder’s meeting. We were excited, of course, but also nervous about our hastily contrived demo software, and still exhausted from the final push to finish the system software (read ).
I attended one of the rehearsals held over the weekend, to help set up the demo, and it was fraught with problems. Apple rented a , that projected the Macintosh display larger and brighter than I thought possible. But the Mac had to be connected to the projector through a special board that cooked up to compensate for the Mac’s unique video timings, and the LightValve seemed to be quite tempermental, taking eons to warm up and then sometimes shutting down inexplicably. Plus, Steve wasn’t into rehearsing very much, and could barely force himself into doing a single, complete run-through.