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Apple Mouse IIc Explained

On April 24th, 1984, Apple introduced the Apple Mouse IIc, a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by the company as part of their Apple Mouse series. The Mouse IIc was similar to the Macintosh mouse, but it featured a sleek, creamy beige design that coordinated with the Apple IIc’s bright off-white case.

One of the key differences between the Macintosh mouse and the IIc mouse was the design. The IIc mouse had a slightly modified shape that was sleeker than Macintosh’s blockier design. Additionally, the IIc mouse was uniformly the same color, eliminating the Mac & Lisa’s contrasting taupe accents on the mouse button and cable.

Another notable feature of the Apple IIc mouse was its dual-purpose port, which was shared with gaming devices such as joysticks. This allowed the IIc to know what was plugged into it by sending the appropriate signal. Despite these differences, the IIc mouse carried the same model number as the Macintosh version.

However, the Apple Mouse IIc was eventually discontinued on September 1st, 1988, and today, the mouse is 39 years old. Despite its discontinuation, the Apple Mouse IIc remains an iconic part of Apple’s history and is a reminder of the company’s early days in the computer industry.

Apple Mouse IIc Details

IntroducedApril 24, 1984
DiscontinuedSeptember 1, 1988
Model NumberM0100
A2M4015
A2M4035
Original PriceUnknown
ColorsBeige
WeightUnknown
DimensionsUnknown

System Requirements

Mouse

TrackingMechanical
Buttons1

Connections

ConnectionDE-9

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: March 9, 2023