Jean-Louis Gassée’s look back on the birth of the Mac II

It’s May, 1985. Jean-Louis Gassée is Apple’s newly appointed VP of Product Development.

May, 1985: Apple ][ sales are falling; the Mac has yet to take off. We need to make some changes, pronto, that will attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back.

This is Jean-Louis’s take on the path from the Apple ][ and the early Mac to the first open Mac, the Macintosh II.