Apple II Plus

The Apple II Plus known also as Apple ][+ is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1979 to 1982 as part of the Apple II series. The computer has been introduced on June 1, 1979, and its price started at $1195.

The computer features a 1 MHz MOS Technology 6502 processor, Apple DOS 3.2 and Applesoft BASIC, 12 KB ROM, and a built-in keyboard.

After the huge success of the Apple II Plus on the US market, Apple has decided to expand to Europe and the Far East. In these markets, the computer was known under names such as Apple II Europlus or J-Plus. In addition, Apple was expanding the education market with Bell & Howell, which sold the modified computer under a special license.

This computer has been discontinued on December 1, 1982, and has been replaced by Apple IIe.

Today Apple II Plus is 43 years old!

Apple II Plus

Apple II Plus Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 1, 1979
DiscontinuedDecember 1, 1982
Order NumberA2S1016 (16 KB memory)
A2S1032 (32 KB memory)
A2S1048 (48 KB memory)
Original Price$1,195 (with 16 KB memory)
$1,295 (with 48 KB memory)
$1,395 (with 48 KB memory)
Weight11.5 Ibs.
5.21 KG
Dimensions4.25” H x 15.25” W x 18” D
10.79 cm H x 38.73 cm W x 45.72 cm D

Tech Specs

ProcessorMOS Technology 6502
Speed1 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz
Built-in MemoryNone
Maximum Memory48 KB or 64 KB witch Language Card
Memory Slots24 sockets in 3 rows for 16-pin 4 KB (4096, 2104 type)
or 16 KB (4116, 2116 type) modules
Memory minimum speed350 ns


SoftwareApple DOS 3.2 (initially optional; later included)
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC


Cassette1 – in
1 – out at 1500 bps
Game1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O
Display Connection1 – RCA composite positive video
Display1 – RCA for composite video output
(Display resolution 40 x 48 – 16 colors or 280 x 192 – 6 colors)
Text Display40 characters per row (max. 24 rows)
Audio Out1 – Built-in 8 ohm speaker
Expansion Slots8 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral


KeyboardBuilt-in 52-key uppercase keyboard
MediaCassette Interface or Disk II floppy drive (Optional)


Line Voltage110 or 110/220V AC

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