Site to photograph every Apple product ever made

Ever wanted to look back and reminisce about Apple products of years gone by?

Soon you'll be able to sate your need for every tiny detail of more than 30 years of Apple products, from the Apple Disk II to the iPhone 4 - and everything in between.

The project has been dubbed Shrine of Apple and it's the work of geek and self-professed ''vivid Apple collector'' Jonathan Zufi. According to the man himself, the idea behind the site is simple: ''to showcase the entire spectrum of products that Apple have sold to the public since 1976 – every product Apple Inc has ever produced, in the highest quality and definition possible.''

What that translates to is an individual page for every product spanning 35 years, each featuring a gallery of high-resolution images and a slick video showing off the product in a manner not unlike Apple's own modern advertising. While other sites - Mr Zufi points out Mactracker as just one - feature more detailed technical information about the Macs of days past, Shrine of Apple is apparently all about the visuals.

While the site only launched less than 48 hours ago, there's already a sizeable collection available for your viewing pleasure, from the Power Mac G3 All-in-One to the more obscure Quicktake 100 digital camera, capable of capturing a whopping eight 640x480 photos.

For visitors curious about how Mr Zufi and his helpers put together their photographic tributes, there's a fairly detailed FAQ page that explains the whole process. He has also promised plenty more products to come, and those with an eye for detail are welcome to point out errors or make comments. All in all, the site is definitely the work of an absolute Apple fanatic and it's well worth a quick stroll down memory lane, Cupertino-style.

Image Credit: Shrine of Apple
 

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jasonon said,
haha its missing so many products!

Yea... It just launched, they are going to keep adding products.
Wouldn't have hurt to have a few more products on there at launch though

Shadrack said,
I think he should opensource the images and add them to the wikipedia entries.

yep cause that will look better and make him no money.

I see a lack of 'Gaming consoles' at the shrine...or is that relegated to some dingy basement somewhere with Apple's other 'those who shall not be mentioned' devices?

Sranshaft said,
I see a lack of 'Gaming consoles' at the shrine...or is that relegated to some dingy basement somewhere with Apple's other 'those who shall not be mentioned' devices?

Well i guess you could make the argument that the device was licensed out to other companies to manufacture and sell and as such never really an apple machine...
But yea, good point, wonder where it is, of course, the site has just come up, there is only one monitor on there yet and only the verizon iphone 4

Chasethebase said,
Couldn't you just go to Flickr?

I bet you could find many good pictures, but a plethora of images of a specific device easy to choose from a list, nope...

Leonick said,

I bet you could find many good pictures, but a plethora of images of a specific device easy to choose from a list, nope...

Stop trying to cover up the fact this isn't a necessary site. You can just search for the device you're interested in, or could go to Wikipedia since there's images of the device and details too.

Chasethebase said,

Stop trying to cover up the fact this isn't a necessary site. You can just search for the device you're interested in, or could go to Wikipedia since there's images of the device and details too.


Really? SO your blaming it for not being a necessary site? Oh well, guess we should take it down, lets take Neowin and Flickr down to while we're at it, neither are necessary even though I bet many enjoy their existance...

Does a site have to be "necessary" now? I bet there will be many geeks, apple fans and just pure geeks who will appreciate this site.

Leonick said,

Really? SO your blaming it for not being a necessary site? Oh well, guess we should take it down, lets take Neowin and Flickr down to while we're at it, neither are necessary even though I bet many enjoy their existence...

Does a site have to be "necessary" now? I bet there will be many geeks, apple fans and just pure geeks who will appreciate this site.

I'm sure there are, but it doesn't seem to serve a purpose when there are many major ones that do the same job. It's more of the fact it may be a waste of money for the person running it. If they launch it and it turns out to be successful, then sure, that's fine, and they could (read: should) branch out into other areas of tech as well. But in terms of initial impressions it comes across as a waste of money to maintain with the server and hosting costs.

Just that the majority of people looking for pictures of Apple products will likely go to Flickr, or more likely Google Images.

mrp04 said,
This is just ridiculous

Yea, making a site in memory of old computers and technology is completely ridiculous! And so are museums!

Maybe not, I bet you thought that way because it was specifically Apple related?

I'd love to see more sites like this, this one have Apple covered, would be great to have some from other companies too.

some of the old industrial designs are quite good, theres something refreshing about the lack of purity in the design.

Love the old classics, wished I'd knicked one from my old company before they was dumped. Wonder why they never kept up the old quicktime digital cameras, in there before the digital camera market picked up and left when it did lol bad timing

BK201 said,
Funny how we don't need to say anything here. It's as clear as daylight. "Shrine" ? Yeah right.

Its a name of a website about industrial indesign of a certain manufacturer FFS

DrakeN2k said,
Wow

insert religion, fanboy and cult jokes here.


Would you expect anything less?, I mean come on ... it's even got the word Shrine which sums it up how fanatical it is.

Exosphere said,

Would you expect anything less?, I mean come on ... it's even got the word Shrine which sums it up how fanatical it is.

LMAO!