Apple II (1977)

Designed by Steve Wozniak, the original Apple II contributed greatly to the micro computer revolution of the late 70s. It had a sleek and scalable design, offered color graphics, up to 48kB of RAM, and could be plugged right into your TV. It used the MOS Technology 6502 running at 1Mhz. Integer BASIC was built into ROM so users could start programming immediately upon start up.

Initially, the only practical way to save and load programs was from a tape drive which was very slow and sometimes unreliable. Wozniak soon developed the Disk II drive to remedy that situation.

Watch my retrospective video below for more information on this legendary computer!

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