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This computer has been discontinued on December 1, 1982, and has been replaced by Apple IIe.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 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||June 1, 1979|
|Discontinued||December 1, 1982|
|Order Number||A2S1016 (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)
|Weight||11.5 Ibs. |
|Dimensions||4.25” H x 15.25” W x 18” D|
10.79 cm H x 38.73 cm W x 45.72 cm D
|Processor||MOS Technology 6502|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||1 MHz|
|Maximum Memory||48 KB or 64 KB witch Language Card|
|Memory Slots||24 sockets in 3 rows for 16-pin 4 KB (4096, 2104 type) |
or 16 KB (4116, 2116 type) modules
|Memory minimum speed||350 ns|
|Cassette||1 – in|
1 – out at 1500 bps
|Game||1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O|
|Display Connection||1 – RCA composite positive video|
|Display||1 – RCA for composite video output |
(Display resolution 40 x 48 – 16 colors or 280 x 192 – 6 colors)
|Text Display||40 characters per row (max. 24 rows)|
|Audio Out||1 – Built-in 8 ohm speaker|
|Expansion Slots||8 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral|
|Keyboard||Built-in 52-key uppercase keyboard|
|Media||Cassette Interface or Disk II floppy drive (Optional)|
|Line Voltage||110 or 110/220V AC|