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Apple Monochrome Monitor Datasheet

In 1986, Apple introduced the Apple Monochrome Monitor as part of their Apple Monitor series. The 12-inch monochrome display was designed to work with the Apple IIc, Apple IIc Plus, and Apple IIGS computers, and was released on September 15, 1986.

The Apple Monochrome Monitor offered a resolution of up to 640 x 200 pixels, allowing for clear and crisp text and graphics display. It also featured an RCA-style phono jack connection for easy connectivity to Apple’s popular line of computers.

Unfortunately, the Apple Monochrome Monitor was discontinued on December 1, 1992, after a six-year run. Despite its discontinuation, the monitor remains a beloved piece of technology for Apple enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Today, the Apple Monochrome Monitor is 37 years old and still holds a special place in the hearts of those who remember its sleek design and impressive display capabilities. While it may no longer be in production, its legacy lives on as a reminder of Apple’s innovative history in the world of computer monitors.

Apple IIGS Woz edition and Apple Monochrome Monitor
Source: / Photo credit: Tony Diaz – Apple IIGS Woz edition and Apple Monochrome Monitor

Apple Monochrome Monitor Details

IntroducedSeptember 15, 1986
DiscontinuedDecember 1, 1992
Order NumberA2M6016
Original PriceUnknown
Weight18 Ibs.
8.164 KG
Dimensions10” H x 12.3” W x 14.3” D
25.4 cm H x 31.24 cm W x 36.32 cm D

System Requirements

  • Apple IIc, Apple IIc Plus, or Apple IIGS

Display Specs

Viewable Area11.5”
ColorsWhite phosphor (EIA Type P4)
Resolutions560 x 192 pixels (Apple IIc and Apple IIc Plus)
640 x 200 pixels (Apple IIGS)
Text Display80 columns by 25 rows
Viewing AngleUnknown
Contrast RatioUnknown
Response TimeUnknown
Pixel Pitch0.37 mm
Pixel DensityUnknown


ConnectionRCA-style phono jack


Maximum Continuous Power45 W

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: April 9, 2023