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Apple IIgs

Apple IIgs

Speed2.8 MHz
Memory256 KB

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Apple II

Release Date: 9/1/1986
Manufacturer: Apple
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$999.00
$2,176.45*
 
Released on Apple's 10th anniversary, only the first 10,000 have the "Woz" limited signature on the front (Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple, was the original designer of the Apple I and II computers). The IIGS was Apple's quick answer to the Amiga and ST, adding much better sound and graphics support to the Apple II line. It runs most older Apple II software and was the first Apple computer to introduce the Apple Desktop Bus technology (used later in the Macintosh line) that allows the keyboard to be connected to the computer, and the mouse to be connected through the keyboard. With 64KB of dedicated sound RAM, the IIGS could play 15 simultaneous sounds. Apple IIGS Woz Limited Edition

Although the Macintosh had already been released by the time the IIGS came out, it does have the distinction of being the first color graphical interface that Apple ever released, and easily supported both 5.25" disks and 3.5".

The IIGS was a machine caught between worlds and ultimately was put to rest in 1992.

 

This computer is currently interactive in the Museum.
 

User Comments
Spencer on Monday, November 28, 2011
I'm 14 now and when I was in grade 5 my teacher had 2 old Apple IIgs, I was always making programs for it and tried installing the GSOS. They where a lot of fun
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