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The Apple II, stylized as apple ][, was an early 8-bit personal computer produced by Apple Computer. It was introduced on April 16, 1977 at the first West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco as the successor to the Apple I, but complete in a molded plastic case. It began shipping about two months later on June 5 and found immediate success that led to an entire series of Apple II-related products.


Steve Wozniak personally designed the logic board of the Apple II and wrote the Integer BASIC interpreter that was included in the ROMs. Steve Jobs supervised the development of the case by Jerry Manock, while Rod Holt designed the switching power supply that generated less heat and avoided the use of a fan.[1][2]



Apple II Forever (intro)

From the Apple IIc launch in April 1984.

Steve Jobs led several attempts to develop a successor to the Apple II, such as the Apple III in May 1980, the Lisa in January 1983, and the Macintosh in January 1984, of which only the latter eventually succeeded in marketplace. A few months later in April 1984, John Sculley, Jobs, and Wozniak presided over an "Apple II Forever" event in San Francisco, where the Apple IIc was launched, continuing the product line for a few more years.[3]


  1. Why didn't the early Apple II's use Fans? by Steve Wozniak, Archived 2012-11-04.
  2. Where Are The People From This Iconic Photo Of The Original Mac Team Today? by Jay Yarow, Business Insider. 2012-20-26.
  3. Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider. 2017-03-23.

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Apple II with monitor and Disk II drives   Apple series
Apple I : Apple Computer 1 (Apple Computer A)
Apple II series : Apple II | II+ | IIe | IIc | IIGS | IIc Plus | IIe Card
Apple III series : Apple III | III+
Operating systems : Apple DOS | ProDOS | SOS | GS/OS
Succeeded by the Macintosh series