On January 24, 1984 Steve Jobs presented to the world the first Macintosh computer, a turning point that defined the entry of technology into the homes of many families, thanks to the simplicity of its functions and a design that made it a beautiful product before being mysterious and futuristic. Starting from those shapes, which still make the first Macintosh 128K an object sought after by collectors and vintage lovers, designer Rex Sowards tried to imagine how it would be if Steve Jobs had also presented a portable computer, an idea he had a few years later and with which you are now reading this article.
The idea of the American designer is to create a Macintosh phone, with all the features of the first computers and the compactness of a portable device, which then took on the appearance of a kind of GameBoy produced by Apple. During the design phase Sowards carefully analyzed all the details of early models such as the Performa and Quadra. Of these early computers have been analyzed the inputs and keys, to build a project that seemed as faithful as possible to the vibe of the ’80s and not to be confused with other models on the market in those years. Rex Sowards to do this has also asked for help to a community of nostalgic of the first Macs, which have for example directed him not to insert a touch screen but a trackball, not placed in the center as used to do Blackberry but to the side, so that there was space for the logo with the apple and the name of the product: Macintosh pocket.