APPLE is celebrating the 30th birthday of the Mac computer and its family of gadgets today.

The Macintosh was first introduced to the public on January 24, 1984, and the brand has since grown to be one of the largest in the world.

To mark the occasion, Apple sent 15 camera crews all over the world to demonstrate the capability of the Apple family.

From sunrise in Melbourne to nightfall in Los Angeles, they documented people doing amazing things with Apple products.

They shot over 70 hours of footage - all with the iPhone 5s. Then it was edited and scored with an original soundtrack.

Apple claims that the technology used cut the production time of the video down from several months to a matter of days.

From beginning to end, every part of the video's production can trace its history back to the original 1984 Mac.

Facts

  • Directed by Ridley Scott's son, Jake. Ridley Scott directed the original 1984 Macintosh commercial
  • 1 day, 15 locations around the world
  • 86 Macs were used in the production
  • 46 iPads used by the crew
  • 100 iPhones used to shoot
  • 70+ hours of footage
     

Paul Capsis as Quentin Crisp in a tale of queer grandeur

Paul Capsis as Quentin Crisp in a tale of queer grandeur

The upcoming show in the NORPA season is a critics' favourite

Rainbow Writers do it with love

Rainbow Writers do it with love

Rainbow Writers do it with love

Avengers film keeps cinemas super busy on first day

Avengers film keeps cinemas super busy on first day

The franchise's new instalment, Infinity War, open in cinemas today

Local Partners