A look at Apple’s web history

I recently stumbled upon the WayBack Machine. It is hosted by the Internet Archive and allows you to look back at archived versions of pretty much any web site. So, this morning I spent a couple hours traveling through time, looking at Apple’s homepage from 1997-2012.  The changes that happen are pretty interesting. I’ve put together a little gallery with descriptions (below) that I think sums up all of the major changes in Apple’s history.

As you can see, Apple changed and adapted throughout the years. As impossible as it is to believe, Apple did not start off as a pure and minimalist company they are today; They slowly evolved into the the magical company we all know and love.

To see Apple’s complete site history, click here.

How far back in Apple’s history did you recognize? Did anything surprise you? Let me know in the comments below. Also be sure to follow me on Twitter too.

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  • I recognize Apple’s website going all the way back to the first, text heavy image (Gil Amelio era). The “Hal” image was based on their TV ad showing that Macs would survive the Y2K crisis.