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New 'Apple Museum' in Prague Shows Off Largest Private Collection of Apple Products

A newly opened Apple Museum in Prague is showing off the largest private collection of Apple products, housing Macs, iOS devices, and other Apple paraphernalia from 1976 to 2012. The museum opened its doors last Thursday, and an inside look has been shared on Imgur.

Located in a renovated historical building, the exterior windows of the Apple Museum are decorated with quotes from Steve Jobs, artistic product arrangements, and one popular quote of unknown origin.

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Three apples changed the world. The first tempted Eve, the second inspired Newton, and the third was offered to the world half eaten by Steve Jobs.
Included is an Apple Lisa, which is one of 100,000 made, an Apple II, and several other older Mac and NeXT Computer products. One section displays a range of printers Apple produced, while another houses iterations of the PowerMac and iMac and a third includes different iBook, PowerBook, and MacBook models.

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Little known Apple accessories like the Apple camera are on display, and there's an entire section dedicated to the complete iPod family, including the special edition Beatles box set sold in 2008 for $795. Each version of the iPhone and iPad, starting with the original 2007 and 2010 models, is also shown off on dedicated tables in order of release.

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Miscellaneous products, papers, contracts, and other small odds and ends from Steve Jobs' time at Apple, NeXT Computer, and Pixar are available at the museum, as are mementos from his early life, including a high school yearbook. The full assortment of images is available on Imgur and is well worth checking out for those who won't be able to visit the museum in person.

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According to the Prague Post, there are more than 12,000 meters of computer cabling installed in the museum, which students from the Czech Technical University helped assemble. Also on the site is a bistro that includes all raw vegan foods, in honor of Steve Jobs' preferred diet, and there's an interactive space for children.

Tickets for the Apple Museum are available from the Apple Museum website for 11 euros. The site also includes details about the creation of the museum, the history of Apple, and will offer a 3D tour, information on Steve Jobs' diet, and products to purchase in the future.



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27 weeks ago
There are many Dell museums...
Rating: 40 Votes
27 weeks ago
I think I would orgasm if I went there
Rating: 9 Votes
27 weeks ago
Here come the "cult" comments.

One thing is for certain: There is no private Dell, IBM or Microsoft museum.

While Microsoft changed the computer, Apple changed the world.

I know Microsoft and Apple both "borrowed" ideas, but Apple has become the world's innovator.
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks ago
Those iPod/iPhone physical graphs are awesome.
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks ago

seems cool, but why Prague?


Because there is life outside the US.
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks ago
Lordy Lordy, my basement is a museum.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 weeks ago
I am absolutely creaming myself. I actually plan to go to Prague in the spring. This is a must-see.

LOL at the idea of a Dell museum. Maybe Banksy could do that ironically.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
Was just at Tekserve, the famous independent Apple dealer in New York City over the past weekend, and they have a pretty thorough collection themselves of just about every Mac machine (including laptops), back to the beginning on display for free. Huge number of other devices like vintage radios too.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
Meanwhile, an equally impressive PC museum shows off all the "cutting edge" technology produced in the PC market of the 80s and 90s and beyond....

Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

Here come the "cult" comments.

One thing is for certain: There is no private Dell, IBM or Microsoft museum.

While Microsoft changed the computer, Apple changed the world.

I know Microsoft and Apple both "borrowed" ideas, but Apple has become the world's innovator.


It is somewhat comical that you would think other companies wouldn't have museums (private or not) and that you think that Apple is the "world's innovator".

Here is a link to a video of a real museum on IBM in Endicott where IBM started - http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Preview-of-the-IBM-Endicott-Collection-with-photos-212393761.html Apple is so young in comparison, that thinking about it in terms of history seems kind of strange. IBM invented things like the hard drive and relational databases (SQL) and the very first computers ever made. Their museum starts with the roots of the company that is IBM when they made coffee grinders and meat slicers going back to 1911.

Regarding innovation, IBM has the leader in patents going way back, and Microsoft is in the top list as well, both trouncing Apple's patent filings.

In 2014, IBM was first again, Samsung second, Microsoft fifth, and Apple moved "up" to eleventh. http://www.ificlaims.com/index.php?page=misc_top_50_2014

The last 17 years, IBM has had more patents filed than anyone other company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_top_United_States_patent_recipients

So lets get real with "museum" when throwing down with companies like IBM that actually have some history. Do I love Apple products? Absolutely! But you can't think that Apple is the king of history, or that this museum is all that compelling. Its a fun destination for Apple fans, but not really very historical. It also seems that this Prague museum doesn't even have some of the rare Apple historical pieces, but rather a collection of semi-rare items that together are interesting.
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