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Definition: Mac hardware platforms


After the introduction of the Motorola-based Macintosh computers in 1984, Apple switched hardware three more times. Following are the four hardware platforms. See Mac OS X.

   MAC HARDWARE PLATFORMS

   Year    CPU Hardware

   1984    Motorola  (see 68000)
   1994    PowerPC   (see PowerPC)
   2006    Intel x86 (see Intel Mac)
   2020    ARM       (see ARM Mac)