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RIP Mac Startup Chime

In case you missed it: The venerable Mac startup chime died of unknown causes at age 32 in Cupertino.

I was reminded of this while testing Darth iMac, the space-gray-and-black iMac Pro I borrowed from Apple for an upcoming review.

My 2015 MacBook Pro and 2011 MacBook Air both chime, so Darth iMac was the first chimeless Mac I’ve used. And, I immediately noticed that I missed the chime.

Anyway, when I heard about the chime’s untimely demise, I put together this little memorial video of famous (and infamous) startup chimes through the years, along with some chimes of death and doom. 

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Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!