Ask a Mac user why they like Macs and the chances are that sooner or later he or she will mention “attention to detail.” We feel that Apple, more than any other mainstream company, cares about making every part of a product and the experience of owning it as perfect and beautiful and pleasing as possible. Delight, not the devil, is in the details of Apple’s products.
To illustrate this, we’re going to take a closer look at the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh that featured in Think Retro two weeks ago, which wonderfully exemplifies this engineering thoughtfulness.
Note above, for example, how the beautiful swooping foot that this Mac uses for its stand is also designed to fold against its body so it can be used as a comfortable carrying handle.
And before we go on: a reminder that I’m hugely keen to talk to anyone who bought one of these stunning machines early on, and so had it delivered by limo by a gentleman in a tuxedo. I would love to share the experience with Macworld’s readers, so please help me find these early adopters—and have them drop me a line on Twitter!