Throwback 1986 Apple Clothing Line Leaves the Web in Stitches

Melissa Knowles

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Apple is most famous for its innovative technology. But did you know it used to offer apparel to match? A fashion blogger recently dug up images of the Apple Collection from a 1986 catalog.

The sports-casual designs included polo shirts, sweatshirts, belts, and snapback caps, all with the multicolored Apple logo emblazoned upon them. Prices ranged from $15 to $47.

The social media community collectively says that seeing the line is like experiencing a time warp. One person sarcastically tweeted, "You can see where Apple's sleek designs started out."

It's a good thing Apple chose to focus on improving technology for the masses. Otherwise, we might be comparing its work with that of fashion designers, not its high-tech competitors.


A new tactic being employed by an antipiracy group called Promedia is raising some eyebrows. The company is hiring students to sniff out other students who may be adding to their music collection illegally.

According to an anonymous source within Promedia, the students comb through blog posts, forums, and peer-to-peer torrent networks to find those who might be skirting the law. After that, Promedia starts the controversial but common practice of threatening legal action unless the offender pays a hefty fine.

Promedia, which is funded by record labels such as EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner Music, is receiving criticism from the social media community. One person sarcastically tweeted, "more good press for the music industry." However, another noted that "you never know who might be watching."