Apple ][+


Family: Pre-Macintosh

Codename: ?

Introduced: June 1979

Terminated: December 1982


CPU: MOS Technology/SynerTek 6502

CPU Speed: 1 MHz

FPU: none

Bus Speed: 1 MHz

Register Width: 8-bit

Data Bus Width: 8-bit

Address Bus Width: 16-bit

ROM: 12 kB

Onboard RAM: 48 kB

RAM slots: 1st expansion slot can be used

Maximum RAM: 64 kB

Expansion Slots: 8 proprietary


Max Resolution: 6 color at 280x192, 4-bit color at 40x48


Floppy Drive: optional


Serial: optional expansion card

Speaker: mono


Dimensions: 4.24" H x 15.25" W x 17.75" D

Weight: 11.5 lbs.

Essentially an updated version of the Apple ][, the ][+ came with 48K RAM, and a new auto-start ROM for easier start-up and screen editing. It also included a new flavor of Basic in the ROM--a floating point version written by a new company called Microsoft. It was released in June 1979 and retailed for $1,195. The ][+ was sold in Europe as the ][ europlus, which could display video in European PAL format, and had ESC sequences for European letters. It was also repackaged in a black case and sold to educational markets by Bell & Howell. The ][+ was replaced by the Apple ][e in 1983.

Picture Credits:
Old Computers
The Apple Museum