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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 36 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 Monochrome Monitor Details
|Introduced||September 15, 1986|
|Discontinued||December 1, 1992|
|Dimensions||10” H x 12.3” W x 14.3” D|
25.4 cm H x 31.24 cm W x 36.32 cm D
- Apple IIc, Apple IIc Plus, or Apple IIGS
|Colors||White phosphor (EIA Type P4)|
|Resolutions||560 x 192 pixels (Apple IIc and Apple IIc Plus) |
640 x 200 pixels (Apple IIGS)
|Text Display||80 columns by 25 rows|
|Pixel Pitch||0.37 mm|
|Connection||RCA-style phono jack|
|Maximum Continuous Power||45 W|
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Last updated: April 9, 2023