Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard


The Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1986 to 1990 as part of the Apple Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on September 15, 1986, alongside the Apple IIGS.

The new keyboard debuted with an integrated numeric keypad. It used the new input connection method the Apple Desktop BUS (ADB) and was designed to be compatible with both product lines the Macintosh and Apple II series.

This keyboard has been discontinued on October 15, 1990.

Today Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard is 35 years old!

Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard
Source: fowlervillehistory.org – Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard

Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard Release Date

IntroducedSeptember 15, 1986
DiscontinuedOctober 15, 1990
Model NumberA9M0330
Original PriceUnknown
Weight2.25 Ibs.
1.02 KG
Dimensions1.75” H x 16.6” W x 5.6” D
4.44 cm H x 42.16 cm W x 14.22 cm D

System Requirements

  • Apple II computer or Macintosh with ADB port

Keyboard

Keys in Total81
Alphanumeric48
Special1 – Power
Numeric18
Cursor-control4

Connections

ConnectionADB

Power

PowerUnknown

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