Apple Scanner

Introduced: 1988
Terminated: 1991


Apple’s first scanner was a flatbed 16 level grayscale scanner.  It was capable of resolutions between 75 and 300 DPI.  The scanning area was that of an A4 page, 8.5” x 14.”  It took about 20 seconds to scan a page.


The Apple Scanner formed an important piece of the “Macintosh Office,” giving users the ability to scan documents at home.  Although it was a big advancement, the Apple OneScanner would soon replace it.


Type: A4 Flatbed
Resolution: 75 dpi to 300 dpi
Color Depth: 4 bit, 16 gray levels
Scanning Area: 8.5 in x 14.0 in (ca. A4)
Speed: 20.4 secs. per scan
Interface: SCSI, ADB port available
Power: 65 W
Weight and Dimensions (US): 23 lbs., 4.4” H x 13.6” W x 21.8” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 10.4 kg, 11.2 cm H x 34.5 cm W x 55.4 cm D


Introduced in 1988, the Apple Scanner was in production until 1991.



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