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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 34 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 Plus Details
|Introduced||September 1, 1988|
|Discontinued||September 1, 1990|
|Dimensions||2.5” 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
|Processor||MOS Technology 65C02|
|Processor Speed||1 MHz or 4 MHz (user selectable)|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||1 MHz|
Storage & Media
|Media||Built-in 800 KB 3.5-inch floppy drive|
|Built-in Memory||128 KB|
|Maximum Memory||1.15 MB|
|Memory Slots||1 – 34-pin Memory Expansion Card|
|Display Connection||1 – RCA for composite video output|
1 – DB-15*
|External Resolution||40 × 48 (15 colors)|
280 × 192 (6 colors)
80 × 48 (15 colors)
560 × 192 (15 colors)
|Text Display||40-column text in 24 rows or 80-column text in 24 rows|
|Modem||1 – Internal modem connector|
|Serial||2 – mini DIN-8|
|Floppy Port||1 – DB-19|
|Cassette||1 – in|
1 – out at 1500 bps
|Game||1 – DE-9|
|Audio Out||1 – Built-in speaker|
|Display||1 – RCA for composite video output|
1 – DB-15*
|Keyboard||Built-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard|
|Original OS||Apple ProDOS 8|
|Maximum Continuous Power||20 W|
|Line Voltage||90 – 130V AC|
Further Reading and References
- Apple IIc Plus – Wikipedia
- Apple IIc Plus Teardown – Blondihacks
- Apple IIc and IIc Plus: Compact Apples with Internal Floppy Drives – Low End Mac
- Apple IIc Plus – Apple Rescue of Denver
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Last updated: May 13, 2023