2023 Wall Calendar Highlighting Apple's Major Software Announcements Launched on Kickstarter

Relay FM co-founder Stephen Hackett this week launched a new Kickstarter campaign for his 2023 Apple History Calendar, which highlights notable Apple software announcements over the years and features custom photos of Apple products each month.

2023 Apple History Calendar
"These dates cover everything from Apple's earliest software to the latest and greatest versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS and more," wrote Hackett, in a post on his Apple-focused blog 512 Pixels. "The calendar also includes a wide range of first-party software titles from iLife and iWork to things like Cyberdog and Rhapsody."

The custom wall calendar measures 20 inches by 13 inches when hanging on a wall with a thumbtack or pin. Each month features a custom photo of an Apple product or accessory shot by Hackett, such as a wheel for the Mac Pro tower shot at Apple Park.


Kickstarter backers who pledge $32 or more will receive the wall calendar and some extra perks. Hackett says the calendars will be printed in and shipped worldwide from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, with estimated delivery in November 2022. More details are available on the Kickstarter page for the project.

Hackett is a well-known Apple podcaster and blogger and successfully launched a similar 2022 Apple Hardware Calendar on Kickstarter last year.

Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
8 months ago

Cool project. But $32 seems to be a little too high for this kick-starter project.
But $20 for a polishing cloth isn't too high? ?

How many did you buy again?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kevinpdoyle Avatar
8 months ago

How is this legal in terms of Copyright law?

So I can pick any band, take my own photos at a concert & then create a Calander with milestone dates & wallpaper to sell for profit? No difference. Expect a letter from Apple in the mail.
Apple, who has featured Stephen's podcasts at keynotes, has invited him to cover Apple Events, and has provided employees for exclusive interviews, will not be suing him.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
8 months ago

how many calendars were you promised in exchange for this ad?
None.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fuchsdh Avatar
8 months ago

Oh right. That shelving system he built with some materials from Home Depot easily set him back $60. And that new shirt he bought for that video must have been a crisp $20. And while I don’t know his hourly rate for shooting and laying out the calendar, I’m guessing he made out ok. ?
I doubt he's making pure profit on manufacturing and shipping these...

Not to mention the time it takes to shoot and edit the photos.

He's not making a killing on this. Anyone who thinks otherwise has clearly never run a crowdfunding project before.

EDIT: As a point of comparison, a small custom photo wall calendar on Vistaprint.com starts at $30...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
8 months ago

How is this legal in terms of Copyright law?

So I can pick any band, take my own photos at a concert & then create a Calander with milestone dates & wallpaper to sell for profit? No difference. Expect a letter from Apple in the mail.
If you're a freelance photographer, didn't sign any contract(s) that gives away your copyrights or restricts what you can do, then yes, you can take photos of bands performing, create a calandar [sic] and sell it for a profit.

It's no different than how some (probably most) wedding photographers will keep the copyright to the photos and sell you the prints.

But since Apple has deeper pockets than this guy, Apple could sue him and bankrupt him even if Apple loses.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
8 months ago
$32 for a wall calendar? ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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