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Apple IIc Datasheet

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 40 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 with Flat Panel Display
Source: wikipedia.org – Apple IIc with Flat Panel Display

Apple IIc Details

IntroducedApril 24, 1984
DiscontinuedSeptember 1, 1988
Order NumberA2S4100
Price$1,295
ColorsFog
Weight7.5 Ibs.
3.401 KG
Dimensions2.5” 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

ProcessorMOS Technology 65C02
Processor Speed1 MHz
Architecture8-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz

Memory

StorageYes
Built-in Memory128 KB
Maximum Memory128 KB (Revision 1-2)
1.12 MB (Revision 3-4)
Memory Slots1 – 34-pin Memory Expansion Card (Revision 3-4)
ROM16 KB or 32 KB

Connections

Serial2 – DIN-5
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Game1 – DE-9
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display Connection1 – RCA composite video output
1 – DB-15

Graphics

External Resolution40 x 48 (15 colors)
280 x 192 (6 colors)
80 x 48 (15 colors)
560 x 192 (15 colors)
Text Display40-column text, 24-line or 80-column text, 24-lines

Expansion

SlotsNone
MediaBuilt-in 140 KB 5.25-inch floppy drive

Accessories

KeyboardBuilt-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard

Software

SoftwareApple ProDOS 8
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC

Power

Maximum Continuous Power25 W (external power supply)
18 W (internal converter)
Line Voltage105 – 129V AC

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: March 8, 2023