On March 23, 1992, Apple introduced the AppleCD 150, an external CD drive that was part of the AppleCD Series. The device was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple, and was priced at $599 at launch.
The AppleCD 150 featured a Caddy-Loading CD-ROM Drive, which allowed users to easily insert and remove CDs. It also had a capacity of up to 748 MB, and was equipped with a SCSI connection port, a 3.5-mm headphone jack, and two RCA stereo output ports.
Unfortunately, the AppleCD 150 was discontinued on June 7, 1994, which means it is now 31 years old. Despite its relatively short lifespan, the device was a popular choice among Apple users at the time, and is remembered fondly by those who used it.
As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it’s interesting to look back on devices like the AppleCD 150 and reflect on how far we’ve come. While the AppleCD 150 may be a relic of the past, it’s a testament to Apple’s innovative spirit and the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to its customers.
Despite the discontinuation of AppleCD 150, Apple still continues to release new products and updates that are still in the market and are being used by many. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll see a comeback of the AppleCD 150. But for now, we can only look back and reminisce about the good old days of the AppleCD 150.
AppleCD 150 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||March 23, 1992|
|Discontinued||June 7, 1994|
|Dimensions||1.95” H x 7” W x 12.9” D|
4.95 cm H x 17.78 cm W x 32.76 cm D
- Macintosh computer
- System Software 6.0.7 or later
|Type||Caddy-Loading CD-ROM Drive|
|Capacity||656 MB (1st Mode)|
748 MB (2nd Mode)
|Data Transfer Rate||1x|
|Ports||2- RCA Stereo output|
2 – 50-pin DB-25 SCSI
1 – 3.5-mm Headphone jack