Apple I
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Apple I

The Apple I, or rather Apple Computer 1 is a desktop computer created in 1976 by Apple Computer. The originator and creator of the computer were Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs – Wozniak’s friend came up with a brilliant idea to create a company and start selling computers. It quickly turned out that to create more computers, Apple had to find the money for production. Jobs sold his car, and Wozniak his programmable HP-65 calculator.

Apple I went on sale in April 1976 for $666.66. The company produced two hundred pieces of this computer. It is worth noting that, unlike other computers sold at the time for hobbyists in the form of “do it yourself“. Apple I was already fully assembled. Nevertheless, to get a fully functional computer, its buyers had to add a case, power supply, keyboard and monitor. Apple I was the first publicly available computer using the monitor and the keyboard.

The Apple I successor was the Apple II model. It went on sale on April 1977 and, unlike its predecessor, it had a housing and a keyboard.

Apple I
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Apple I – General information

IntroducedApril 1976
DiscontinuedSeptember 1977
Model NumberN/A
ProcessorMOS Technology 6502
Speed1 MHz
Number of Cores1
Graphic Memory1 KB
Built-in Memory4 KB
Maximum Memory8 KB on-board, 65 KB via Expansion connector
Memory Slots16-pin, 4K Dynamic, type 4096 (2104)
Software, connections and accessories
SoftwareApple Integer BASIC with optional Cassette Interface
Display ConnectionComposite positive video
Dual In-line Package (DIP)1 – for ASCII encoded keyboard
Expansion Slots1 – 44-pin Expansion connector
1 – Cassette Board connector
MediaOptional Cassette Interface
Power58 W
Line Voltage8 to 10 Volts AC (RMS @ 3 armps, 26 to 28 Volts AC (RMS) Center-Tapped, 1A

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