Apple II info for CHAC

From: Kai Kaltenbach <kaikal_at_MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon Sep 22 14:42:18 1997

- Original Apple II: introduced April 1977, code name "Annie", $1300
with 4K

- Apple II+: introduced June 1979, $1195 with 16K

- Apple III: introduced May 1980 (ships February 1981), code name
"Sara", $4340 with 128K

- Apple IIe: introduced January 1983, code name "Super II", $1395 with
64K

- Apple III+: introduced December 1983, $3000 with 256K

- Apple IIc: introduced April 24, 1984, numerous code names, $1300 with
128K

- Apple IIe enhanced: introduced March 1985

- Apple IIgs: introduced September, 1986, code name "Phoenix"

- Apple IIe platinum: introduced January 1987

- Apple IIc+: introduced September 1988

Kai


> ----------
> From: Kip Crosby[SMTP:engine_at_chac.org]
> Reply To: classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu
> Sent: Saturday, September 20, 1997 10:25 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
>
> Hi ClassicCmp,
>
> Issue 4.2 of the CHAC?s journal, the ANALYTICAL ENGINE, will
> commemorate
> the 20th anniversary of the Apple ][ and its descendants. As it
> happens,
> I?m in the middle :-) of writing the lead article :-) and I?m
> wondering if
> you could help me with a few data points. In spite of the laudable
> work
> done by Liethen, Mates and Weyhrich -- all of which I've gone through
> with
> some care -- the rest of this stuff is still remarkably hard to find.
>
> What I?m looking for is:
>
> Date, or at least month and year, of introduction, and location if
> pertinent
> "Secret" (internal development) name ? I realize there may have been
> several
> Price of typical config at introduction
> Total number produced, even if approximate (tough)
> Date, or at least month and year, of discontinuance (sometimes
> tough)
>
> and for these models:
>
> Original ][
> ][plus
> ][ europlus
> Original //e
> //e Enhanced
> "Expanded" //e (1987, the one with 64Kx4 RAM)
> //c
> //c+
> //e Emulation Card for Mac LC
> IIGS ROM 00, 01, 03, and the prototype-only 04
> IIGS Upgrade Kit for //e, especially what it cost
>
> I'm also in need of everything about the Black Apple II marketed by
> Bell &
> Howell, including not only the above, but its technical
> specifications.
> And, if anybody ever actually SAW a IIx and remembers what it looked
> like,
> please let me know.
>
> If there?s a model I?m missing, and I don?t think there is, please
> clue me;
> but I hope that what I?m asking for, and the way I?m asking for it,
> will
> reassure you that I?ve done some homework already. I have at least
> ONE of
> these data items for every model listed, except the ][ europlus, but I
> don?t have ALL of them for ANY model listed. If I could complete this
> table with solid information, IMHO, it would be a significant
> contribution
> to the literature.
>
> Thanks in advance for your time and attention, and I hope you can and
> will
> contribute. You?ll understand that I want the CHAC?s commemoration of
> this
> quasi-eternal computer to be as good as we can make it.
>
> cheers,
>
> __________________________________________
> Kip Crosby engine_at_chac.org
> http://www.chac.org/index.html
> Computer History Association of California
>
>
Received on Mon Sep 22 1997 - 14:42:18 BST

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