Share This Article
On January 16, 1983, Apple introduced the world to a new personal computer, the Apple IIe. As part of the Apple II series, the IIe was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1983 to 1985. At its launch, the price for the computer started at $1,395.
The Apple IIe was equipped with a 1 MHz MOS Technology 6502A processor, 64 KB of RAM, 16 KB of ROM, and a built-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard. Users also had the option to add on a Cassette Interface, Disk II, or DuoDisk floppy drive for additional storage capabilities.
However, on March 1, 1985, the Apple IIe was discontinued and replaced by the Apple IIe Enhanced. The computer, which is now 40 years old, may no longer be in production, but its legacy lives on through the countless memories and experiences it provided for users during its time on the market.
Despite its discontinuation, the Apple IIe remains a significant piece of technology history, marking a milestone in the evolution of personal computing and cementing Apple’s place as a leading innovator in the industry.
Apple IIe Retails
|Introduced||January 16, 1983|
|Discontinued||March 1, 1985|
|Dimensions||4.25” H x 15.25” W x 18” D|
10.79 cm H x 38.73 cm W x 45.72 cm D
Apple IIe Tech Specs
|Processor||MOS Technology 6502A|
|Processor Speed||1 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||1 MHz|
|Built-in Memory||64 KB|
|Maximum Memory||1 MB (Actual)|
128 KB (Apple)
|Memory Slots||Memory Expansion Card can be installed in an Auxiliary slot|
|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 columns of text in 24 rows or 80 columns of text in 24 rows|
|Cassette||1 – in|
1 – out at 1500 bps
|Game||1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O|
1 – external DE-9
|Audio Out||1 – Built-in speaker|
|Display Connection||1 – RCA composite video output|
|Slots||7 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral|
1 – 60-pin Auxiliary
|Media||Optical Cassette Interface, Disk II or DuoDisk floppy drive|
|Keyboard||Built-in 63-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard|
|Software||Apple DOS 3.3|
|Maximum Continuous Power||80 W|
|Line Voltage||95 or 127V AC|
Further Reading and References
- 7-The Apple IIe – Apple II History
- Apple IIe – The Centre for Computing History
- Apple IIe Repair – iFixit
- This Apple IIe Robot Is the Best Thing You’ll See Today – Hackster
- Apple Enhanced IIe – Ancientelectronics
- My New Old Apple IIe Computer – Charlie Harrington
Would you like to know more about Apple products? Stay up-to-date with the latest Apple News. Check our blog for the latest releases, rumors, and updates in the world of Apple.
Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from a variety of sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without any express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the information that is published. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.
Last updated: March 7, 2023