Apple 2

History

Built in 1977, the Apple // was based on Wozniak's Apple I design, but with several additions. The first was the design of a plastic case--a rarity at the time--which was painted beige. The second was the ability to display color graphics--a holy grail in the industry. The Apple // also included a larger ROM, more expandable RAM (4K to start), and 8 expansion slots. It had integer BASIC hard-coded on the ROM for easier programming, and included two game paddles and a demo cassette for $1,298. In early 1978 Apple also released a disk drive for the machine, one of the most inexpensive available. The Apple // remained on the Apple product list until 1980. It was also repackaged in a black case and sold to educational markets by Bell & Howell.

Source: Apple-history.com


     
Apple II/II+ (1977/1979)
Apple 2e (1979)
Apple 2c


Technical Specs


 Apple2  Apple2+  Apple2e  Apple2c
CPU MOS 6502 @ 1Mhz MOS 6502 @ 1Mhz MOS 6502 @ 1Mhz MOS 6502 @ 1Mhz
RAM 4KB, Expandable up to 64KB 4KB, Expandable up to 64KB 64KB
128KB
ROM 12KB
12KB
16KB
16KB
VIDEOText:
80x48 with 16 colors
Graphics:
280x192 with 6 colors
Text:
80x48 with 16 colors
Graphics:
280x192 with 6 colors
Text:
40 x 24
80 x 24 (with 80 columns card)

Graphic:
40 x 48 with 16 colors
280 x 192 with 6 colors
560 x 192 with 2 colors
Text:
40 x 24
80 x 24 (with 80 columns card)

Graphic:
40 x 48 with 16 colors
80 x 48 with 16 colors
280 x 192 with6 colors
140 x 192 with 16 col
560 x 192 mono
AUDIO
One Channel Mono
One Channel Mono
One Channel Mono
One Channel Mono
EXTERNAL STORAGECartridges, TapesCartridges, TapesCartridges, TapesFloppy Disk

Screenshots

     
Zaxxon (1983)
Stellar 7 (1983)
Mr. Robot (1984)



 Montezuma's Revenge (1984)
Deathsword (1985)
Wings of Fury (1987)

Emulators

   
Virtual Apple 2 Emulator
http://www.virtualapple.org/

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