The Apple //c – The Cute One

Apple //c with ProDOS 3.3 and 9″ green monitor


The Apple IIc or //c was the portable version of the famous Apple II computer (the c stands for compact) and was launched in 1984. That was the same year that Apple also launched the first Macintosh pushed by Steve Jobs. Two camps had formed within the company: On the one hand, the developers around Steve Wozniak with the extremely successful Apple II and on the other hand Steve Jobs, who was determined to realize his vision of the Macintosh – a computer with a graphical interface and mouse. With the Apple //c, the Apple II developers countered with a stylish, compact computer that was fully compatible with Apple II. The computer also looked good on the boss’s desk. However, the device cannot be called a laptop, as the screen was external and the computer had no battery.

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