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On April 24th, 1984, Apple introduced the world to the Apple IIc, a personal computer that would go on to become a cult classic among technology enthusiasts. As part of the Apple II series, the IIc was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1984 to 1988.
The Apple IIc was a compact and portable computer, making it a popular choice for users on the go. It featured a 1 MHz MOS Technology 65C02 processor, 128 KB of RAM, built-in storage, a 140 KB 5.25-inch floppy drive, and a 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard.
Despite its compact size, the Apple IIc was a powerful machine for its time and was well-received by critics and consumers alike. However, on September 1st, 1988, Apple decided to discontinue the IIc, bringing an end to its four-year run.
Today, the Apple IIc is 38 years old and has become a beloved piece of technology history. For many, it represents a simpler time in the world of personal computing and continues to be a favorite among collectors and enthusiasts.
Apple IIc Details
|Introduced||April 24, 1984|
|Discontinued||September 1, 1988|
|Dimensions||2.5” H x 12” W x 11.5” D|
6.35 cm H 30.48 cm W x 29.21 cm D
Apple IIc Tech Specs
|Processor||MOS Technology 65C02|
|Processor Speed||1 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||1 MHz|
|Built-in Memory||128 KB|
|Maximum Memory||128 KB (Revision 1-2)|
1.12 MB (Revision 3-4)
|Memory Slots||1 – 34-pin Memory Expansion Card (Revision 3-4)|
|ROM||16 KB or 32 KB|
|Serial||2 – DIN-5|
|Floppy Port||1 – DB-19|
|Game||1 – DE-9|
|Audio Out||1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack|
1 – Built-in speaker
|Display Connection||1 – RCA composite video output|
1 – DB-15
|External Resolution||40 x 48 (15 colors)|
280 x 192 (6 colors)
80 x 48 (15 colors)
560 x 192 (15 colors)
|Text Display||40-column text, 24-line or 80-column text, 24-lines|
|Media||Built-in 140 KB 5.25-inch floppy drive|
|Keyboard||Built-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard|
|Software||Apple ProDOS 8|
|Maximum Continuous Power||25 W (external power supply)|
18 W (internal converter)
|Line Voltage||105 – 129V AC|
Further Reading and References
- Apple IIc – Wikipedia
- 8-The Apple IIc – Apple II History
- Apple IIc – The Centre for Computing History
- Apple IIc Computer – Mass Made Soul
- Apple IIc Repair – iFixit
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Last updated: March 8, 2023