Apple IIc Plus Apple IIc Plus

Apple IIc Plus Datasheet

On September 1st, 1988, Apple introduced a new addition to their line of personal computers – the Apple IIc Plus. This computer was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1988 to 1990 as part of the Apple II series. The Apple IIc Plus was priced at $675 at its release, making it a budget-friendly option for those looking to invest in a personal computer.

The Apple IIc Plus was equipped with a 1 MHz or 4 MHz MOS Technology 65C02 processor, 128 KB of RAM, 32 KB of ROM, 800 KB 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard. This configuration allowed for a powerful computing experience, making it a popular choice among users.

However, on September 1st, 1990, Apple decided to discontinue the Apple IIc Plus. The computer is now 35 years old, and although it may not be as widely used as it once was, it remains a significant part of Apple’s history and the evolution of personal computing.

Despite being discontinued, the Apple IIc Plus still has a dedicated fanbase, with enthusiasts and collectors keeping the legacy of this computer alive. Its unique design and capabilities have cemented its place in the annals of technology history.

Apple IIc and IIc Plus
Source: / Pinot Dita – Apple IIc and IIc Plus

Apple IIc Plus Details

IntroducedSeptember 1, 1988
DiscontinuedSeptember 1, 1990
Order NumberA2S4500
Original Price$675
Weight7 Ibs.
3.175 KG
Dimensions2.5” H x 12” W x 11.5” D
6.35 cm H x 30.48 cm W x 29.21 cm D

Apple IIc Plus Tech Specs


ProcessorMOS Technology 65C02
Processor Speed1 MHz or 4 MHz (user selectable)
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz

Storage & Media

MediaBuilt-in 800 KB 3.5-inch floppy drive


Built-in Memory128 KB
Maximum Memory1.15 MB
Memory Slots1 – 34-pin Memory Expansion Card
Minimum SpeedUnknown


Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display Connection1 – RCA for composite video output
1 – DB-15*
External Resolution40 × 48 (15 colors)
280 × 192 (6 colors)
80 × 48 (15 colors)
560 × 192 (15 colors)
Text Display40-column text in 24 rows or 80-column text in 24 rows


Modem1 – Internal modem connector
Serial2 – mini DIN-8
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Cassette1 – in
1 – out at 1500 bps
Game1 – DE-9
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – RCA for composite video output
1 – DB-15*
*(The DB-15 signals are not the same as those on the Apple III, Apple IIGS, or the Mac. Do not attempt to plug a cable intended for one into the other.)


Expansion SlotsNone


KeyboardBuilt-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard


Original OSApple ProDOS 8
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC


Maximum Continuous Power20 W
Line Voltage90 – 130V AC

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: May 13, 2023