Take a tour of every MacOS since 1984

A screengrab from the first MacOS
(Image credit: Future / Martin Noble)

Apple's Mac computers are known for their beautiful external design and powerful hardware, but one of the most visible constants that's accompanied them over the decades is the operating system, and it's been with us for an incredible 38 years. MacOS has evolved dramatically since the release of the first Mac back in January 1984, and now Nobel Tech's made a wonderfully nostalgic video that shows just how far it's come with a visual tour of the system over the years.

For many of us, MacsOS, as we now know it, has been part of our day-to-day for much if not all of our lives. Taking a trip back in time to see every version compared in order brings back memories but also shows just how rapidly the UI has evolved – and how much today's OS also has in common with the original. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.