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On August 15th, 1983, Apple introduced the Apple Monitor II as part of their Apple Monitor series. This monochrome monitor was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1983 to 1993.
The Apple Monitor II featured a 12” CRT Amber or Green phosphor display with a resolution of up to 900 TV lines. It also had an RCA-style jack connector, making it compatible with a variety of Apple II models including the Apple II Plus, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, and even later models like the Apple IIc Plus, and the Apple IIGS through its composite video output jack.
Despite its popularity among Apple II users, the Apple Monitor II was discontinued on October 15, 1993. Today, the monitor is 40 years old and is considered a piece of Apple history.
As technology continues to advance, it’s important to remember the products that paved the way for modern innovations. The Apple Monitor II may have been discontinued over two decades ago, but it remains a notable piece of Apple’s past and a testament to the company’s evolution.
Apple Monitor II Details
|Introduced||August 15, 1983|
|Discontinued||October 15, 1993|
|Dimensions||10.6” H x 14.6” W x 12.5” D|
26.92 cm H x 37.08 cm W x 31.75 cm D
- Apple II series computer
|Colors||Amber or Green phosphor|
|Resolutions||900 TV lines at the center|
800 TV lines at corners
|Text Display||80 characters per row, 24 rows|
|Connection||RCA-style phono jack|
|Maximum Continuous Power||30 W|
Further Reading and References
- Apple Monitor II – Wikipedia
- Apple displays – Wikiwand
- Apple II Computer and Apple II Monitor – MAAS Collection
- Lot #7014 Apple II Computer, Monitor, and Peripherals – RR Auction
- 3-The Apple II – Apple II History
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Last updated: March 7, 2023