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 APPLE II VINTAGE LIBRARY  — RARE MAGAZINE ARTICLES, MANUALS, SCANS & VIDEOS...

 

 

Apple II Plus ad ComputerLand Australia (Sep 1979)  

Apple II Plus ads & Apple dealer list (May 1981 APC)

  1982 Myer Computer Wave ad for Apple II   Apple I, II, III & Lisa - A History of Personal Computing brochure

 

Apple ][ Plus ad ComputerLand Australia

    September 1979 Electronics Australia

 

Apple ][ Plus ads & authorised dealer list

→  May 1981 Australian Personal Computer [HQ scan]

 

Myer Computer Wave ad for Apple ][ Plus

  March 1982 Australian Personal Computer

 

Apple I, II, III & Lisa A History of Personal Computing

  October 1990 Apple Computer Australia

 

Disk II Drive - photos & packing lists      Disk ][ production line Cork, Ireland with Steve Jobs (1980)  

 

 Disk ][ Drive — photos, packing lists & pricing

 

  Steve Wozniak on inventing the Disk ][ Drive August 24, 2016 Perth

    

Apple III advertisement (March 1982 BYTE) 300dpi

    Apple /// ad (March 1982 BYTE) [300dpi scan]

 

1983 Apple IIe ad 'The renaissance man is alive and well' (USA/Canada)  

Apple IIe - Engineering a Crowd Pleaser (Feb 1983 Apple Times)

            Apple corporate timeline 1976-1988

 

The renaissance man is alive and well — 1983 Apple IIe ad   Apple //e Engineering a Crowd Pleaser (Feb 1983 Apple Times)

"The shareholders' meeting, held on January 19 (1983) in Cupertino's Flint Center... Chairman of the Board Steve Jobs gave the packed house what they had been waiting for, a look ahead to Apple's future, the public debuts of the Apple //e and Lisa."

  Apple corporate timeline 1976-1988 (Online Archive of California)

Apple IIe advertisement (Feb 1983 Softalk) 300dpi

        Apple //e ad (February 1983 Softalk) [300dpi scan]

   

64K Apple IIe ads Australian Personal Computer August 1983

      64K Apple //e ads  (August 1983 Australian Personal Computer)

Apple //c brochure  (U.K. 1984)

 

 

 

 

 
 

Apple Accessories. Perfect Under Any Tree.

Important New Accessories and Special Savings for Mac, Apple IIe & IIc — Holiday 1985 Catalog (USA)

 

 

                

Apple IIe advertisement France (May 1986 Golden)   Apple IIc ad Germany (March 1987 Happy Computer)     Download PDF >> Apple Computer Inc. 1986 Annual Report

Apple //e ad France (May 1986 Golden magazine)

Apple //c ad Germany - Völkner Electronic (March 1987 Happy Computer)

               
                Apple Lisa ad — Zofarry Enterprises of Sydney
                
                Five "NewsDisks" of the early Apple User Group of W.A. referenced in the database of my former Apple II 5.25" disk collection (given away entirely in the mid-90's save for a handful of originals)
 
                
                W.A. Apple Users Group plays host to Ray Sarlin (AUSOM Prowling Reporter) in November 1982

                

   Apple Silentype (A2M0032) photos & print samples   Demo disks - Apple Silentype, Daisy Wheel, Color Plotter, DMP

Apple II Plus (Europlus) brochures - 1981 UK

   Apple ][ Plus brochures (1981 Apple Computer UK)

 

 

 

 

 
 

May 1983 — Apple takes over Australian distribution

 (January 1985 Australian Personal Computer)

 

 

                            

                 WordStar 3.0 Apple II installation   WordStar 3.3 & Videx Ultraterm (Popular Mechanics March 1984)      PDF >> WordStar keyboard stickers (1983)

                      

     The Applesoft Tutorial (3 distinct editions)

Three distinct editions of The Applesoft Tutorial by Apple Computer

                  

                  

    

                 Sakata SC-100 color composite monitor with Apple II   Sakata SC-100 & SC-200 Apple IIe color monitors ad - Aug 1984 Popular Computing

                   See also Vectronic's scan of Sakata SC-100 ad with Apple II (June 1983 BYTE) HERE

  More Gumball screenshots:  Kaga/Taxan RGB (IIe) | Commodore 1084S PAL composite (IIe) | Commodore 1084S green mode (IIe) | AppleColor RGB (IIGS)

Nu-Tec CRT TV NTSC composite (IIGS) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (IIe) | AppleColor Composite mono mode (IIe) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/60 (Taiwanese IIe clone)

AppleColor RGB mono (IIGS) | ViewSonic CRT VGA (Mac LC Apple IIe Card) | Samsung LCD TV PAL Color Encoder Card (Pravetz 8M) | AppleWin NTSC (Windows 7)

NEC MultiSync CRT colour (IIc VGA) | NEC MultiSync CRT green (IIc VGA) | NEC MultiSync CRT shade of green (IIc VGA) | NEC MultiSync CRT amber (IIc VGA)

Samsung LCD TV NTSC (Unitron U-2000) | Samsung LCD TV NTSC (Taiwanese IIe clone) | Samsung LCD TV PAL (IIe) | Samsung LCD TV NTSC (Laser 128EX)

Samsung LCD TV (Laser 128EX mono mode) | Monitor IIc green (Pravetz 8M) | Toshiba LCD TV NTSC (IIe) | Asus LED monitor (Laser 128EX RGB via Microbee CGA to HDMI Converter)

Monitor IIc green (Apple IIc) | Monitor IIc green (Apple IIGS with control panel set to COLOR) | Monitor IIc green (Apple IIGS in MONO standard hi-res mode - dot patterns more like IIe/IIc)

AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Apple IIc) | Commodore 1084S PAL composite (IIc PAL Modulator/Adapter) | Nu-Tec CRT TV PAL composite (IIc PAL Modulator/Adapter)

AppleColor Composite NTSC/60 (Apple IIGS) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Pravetz 8M) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Apple II Plus - 230V Eurapple model)

Kaga CRT green monitor (PAL IIe with motherboard colour switch enabled) | RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV (Apple IIc Le Chat Mauve RGB SCART adapter A2M4020F)

RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV NTSC (Apple IIe) | RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV NTSC (WOMBAT Apple II+ clone)

 

                 Never the same color twice!”

Low-resolution graphics 16-colour bar plots  Kaga/Taxan RGB (IIe) | Commodore 1084S PAL composite (IIe) | AppleColor RGB (IIGS)

Nu-Tec CRT TV NTSC composite (IIGS) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (IIe) | ViewSonic CRT VGA (Mac LC Apple IIe Card) | Samsung LCD TV PAL Color Encoder Card (Pravetz 8M)

NEC MultiSync CRT (IIc VGA) | Samsung LCD TV NTSC (Unitron U-2000) | Monitor IIc green (Pravetz 8M) | Toshiba LCD TV - NTSC (IIe & Laser 128EX) and HDMI (Laser 128EX RGB)

AppleWin NTSC (Windows 7) | Virtual ][ (iMac G3) | AppleColor Composite mono mode (IIe) | VGA mono (Mac LC Apple IIe Card) | ][ in a Mac (Macintosh Plus)

Nu-Tec CRT TV PAL composite (IIc PAL Modulator/Adapter) | Monitor IIc green (Apple IIc) | Monitor IIc green (Apple IIGS with control panel set to COLOR)

AppleColor RGB & Nu-Tec CRT TV (IIGS MONO standard hi-res mode) | Monitor IIc green (Apple IIGS in MONO standard hi-res mode - imparts strange effect to lo-res graphics!)

AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Apple IIc) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/60 (Apple IIGS) | Commodore 1084S PAL composite (IIc PAL Modulator/Adapter)

AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Pravetz 8M) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Apple II Plus - Eurapple model) | AppleColor Composite NTSC/50 (3.56MHz) (Apple II Europlus)

AppleColor Composite NTSC/60 (Apple IIc Plus) | Kaga CRT green monitor (PAL IIe with motherboard colour switch enabled) | Le Chat Mauve RGB SCART adapter A2M4020F (Apple IIc)

AppleColor Monitor 100 (IIe Extended 80-Column AppleColor RGB Card) | RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV (Apple IIc Le Chat Mauve RGB SCART adapter A2M4020F)

RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV NTSC (Apple IIe) | AppleColor Composite NTSC (Apple IIc) | AppleColor Monitor 100 (Apple IIGS RGB)

JVC CRT monitor PAL (Eurapple Eurocolor Encoder Card on Euro Apple II+) | AppleColor Monitor 100 (IIe Extended 80-Column AppleColor RGB Card) - double hi-res mixed mode

RCA/Thomson Blackpearl CRT TV NTSC (WOMBAT Apple II+ clone) | Digitek PAL Color Encoder Card (Apple II Europlus)

Did you know?  The Apple Dot Matrix Printer is largely a rebadged C.Itoh Prowriter 8510 (parallel model).  The replacement for the Apple DMP — the ImageWriter I — is more or less a C.Itoh 8510 (serial model) with redesigned case (15" wide carriage version also available).  The built-in fonts are the same as those of the Apple DMP, with the addition of a new 13.4 CPI "semicondensed" mode.  The ImageWriter II, introduced in 1985, has a stylish new look, adds Near Letter Quality & Draft fonts, MouseText support, colour printing, networking, more advanced paper handling and greater speed, yet retains software compatibility with the earlier models and all take the same black ribbon cartridge.  The "Standard" quality (aka Correspondence) ASCII fonts of the ImageWriter II have the same appearance as the regular text output of an Apple DMP or ImageWriter I.

 

 Overview of ImageWriter II built-in fonts  &  print samples 

 
  Draft Standard (Correspondence) NLQ (Near Letter Quality)  

Pitch

(Characters Per Inch)

ImageWriter II draft sample ImageWriter II standard quality text sample ImageWriter II NLQ sample

WATCH VIDEO → ImageWriter II prints MouseText

9 √ √ √
10 √ √ √
12 √ √ √
13.4 √ √ √
15 √ √ √
17 √ √ √
NB: Applying Bold or Headline (double-width) to Draft at any pitch reverts to Standard quality
   
Proportional-1 160DPI N/A √ √  
Proportional-2 144DPI N/A √ √  
    ImageWriter II standard quality text sample ImageWriter II NLQ sample  
 

→ Download TrueType recreations of several ImageWriter II fonts (by John H. Isles):  Draft | Pica | Proportional Standard | NLQ

ImageWriter II lives on in modern TrueType style!!  ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890

                              Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Imagineering Apple II release)

STAR CURSOR Analog LDR-501 Joystick

for Apple & IBM  (by Multicoin Australia)

Australian Software Library ad & invoices (1985)

                      

                ComputerEyes/2 & Project Space Station ads for Apple II (A+ Dec 1986)   Project Space Station for Apple II ad (A+ Dec 1986)

                     

Crown G-889 arcade joystick for Apple II

                  

        

"The new factory will continue to manufacture the Apple IIe, the most widely used personal computer,

as well as the portable Apple IIc and the Apple IIGS, which features extremely advanced graphics and sound capabilities."

              

BASIS 108 Apple II clone ad (3A Computer Products Catalog 1983)

              Epyx Dragon's Eye for Apple II by Southern Software (New Zealand)

Epyx Dragon's Eye by Southern Software (New Zealand)

Nikrom Master Diagnostics for Apple II original photos

                     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Why you should buy an Apple II-something instead of an IBM PC-anything

Apple IIe/IIc brochure (1984 Apple Computer)

 

 

Apple II j-plus was the only Asian-localized Apple II ever made.  As for subsequent Apple II models sold in the Far East, UK or USA English keyboards were the norm.  For instance back in 1983 in Hong Kong, you could have bought Apple IIe in the UK PAL version - see HERE.  In Japan, models similar to the American Apple IIc & IIe were available in stores - see HERE & HERE.  The Japanese Apple IIc A2S4000J { photos HERE} sported an American QWERTY keyboard, but toggle switches & status lights above the keyboard were labelled with symbols rather than text (as per European & Canadian IIc).  Supplied power module was 100V 50/60Hz or 120V/60Hz.  An Apple II Kanji Word Processor was developed internally at Apple but never saw commercial use - see HERE.  An 11" colour monitor with Apple logo - Toray TM-113V(A) - was marketed for j-plus - please refer HERE & HERE.

Apple Geometry and Measurement Japanese edition (1980)   Canon to sell Apple computers in Japan (ETI Jan 1984)  Canon Apple IIe IIc paperwork & Japanese //e manual

Dick Smith CAT Personal Computer (Laser 3000)   Dick Smith CAT colour ad (Electronics Australia August 1984)

                      

Did you know?  Laser 128EX (Apple IIe/IIc compatible computer) supports both analogue and digital RGB which produce a sharper image than is possible with regular composite video.  The RGB implementation is based around the 16 colour CGA palette but only digital RGB gives you the full set (8 colours with 2 levels of intensity).  Laser's analogue RGB serves up a simplified subset of only 8 colours (lo-res/DHR colours #0-7 and #8-15 are duplicate sets).  Standard hi-res colours look the same in either mode and correspond quite well to the Apple standard.  Lo-res colour #7 (also present in double hi-res) which is nominally light blue, shows the most striking difference, being rendered grey in digital RGB and white with analogue.

Commodore MPS-1000 Amiga bundle - Backgammon Shop (Dec 1986)

  

My close-up encounter with a wombat at Hartz Mountains National Park in Tasmania on 25 August 2014

       Wombat Apple II clone screenshots (mono & colour)

"In 1983, Apple, worried about the increasing number of illegal clones on the market declared war on the manufacturers. Their first victim was Computer Edge, the Australian distributor of a Taiwanese clone, the Wombat... At the end of 1983 the Australian Federal Court found in favour of Computer Edge... This led to an uproar which resulted in the Australian copyright law being amended so that it applied to software. In 1984 the full bench of the Federal Court reversed the original decision by a majority of 2-1. However, the final appeal, decided in 1986, supported the original judgment by a 3-2 majority." — The Age (May 3, 1988)

The ramification of this ruling is that Apple II clones (using copied Apple ROMs) and pirated software in general, were legal in Australia - right up until the law was changed. Apple did succeed in shutting down most of the Apple II cloning operations in the Far East. Those companies regrouped, switched to IBM cloning with a vengeance, and it was the millions of cheap PC clones flooding out of Taiwan in particular - many with legal BIOS (e.g. Phoenix, AMI) and licensed copies of MS-DOS or Windows - which almost drove Apple to the wall by the mid-1990's.

Apple loses lawsuit against Wombat Apple II clone - Jan 1984 InfoWorld

Apple loses Wombat lawsuit

& Apple III Plus released (Jan 1984 InfoWorld)

 

 Lothlorien Software ad for Apple II (March 1984 - Your Computer)

 
   

Lothlorien Software ad (March 1984 Your Computer)

further info on Lothlorien products HERE

 

   

      Dow Jones News & Quotes Reporter for Apple II ad (Nov 1980 Santa Cruz Sentinel)   Microsoft Apple II products - Multiplan, Fortran-80, Applesoft Compiler, SoftCard, RAMCard
    Dow Jones News & Quotes Reporter for Apple II ad (Nov 1980 Santa Cruz Sentinel)   Microsoft Multiplan, Fortran-80, Applesoft Compiler, SoftCard, RAMCard for Apple II

Your Apple II and the LaserWriter (July 1986 A+)

 

Using LaserWriter with the Apple IIGS (GS+ Magazine)

Apple LaserWriter with the Apple IIGS (Nov/Dec 1990 GS+ Magazine)

 "LaserWriting" fonts & templates  from the GS+ disk are HERE

 

 Your Apple II and the LaserWriter (July 1986 A+ magazine)

 

   Explore Australia on Apple IIgs - Your Computer August 1988

    

                    

Taxan RGB Vision-I monitor & 64K RGB 80 Column Card Apple IIe

Taxan RGB Vision-I monitor (120V model)

& Taxan 64K RGB 80 Column Card (IIe)

The Body in Focus on AppleColor Monitor 100 (RGB)

Ads for Fulltext Pro-80 & Dark Star Systems

         Automatic Ice Parallel Printer Card for Apple II    

1988 revision of Auto Ice Printer Card

featuring Epson ImageWriter emulation

 [the Auto Ice Printer Card was also produced under license by Cardco of the USA - see HERE & HERE & HERE]

Laser 128EX with Epson APL card in expansion slot  

see also    AppleWorks TimeOut SuperFonts print sample on Epson LQ-500 (hi-res scan)

                       

                  

Apple IIc International Packing List (Australia) - Z030-0846-A - high-resolution scan

Apple IIc Export Control Regulations (multi-lingual) - 030-1165 - high-resolution scan

Apple Monitor IIc Packing List (1984) - 030-0942-A - high-resolution scan  {same as USA version}

Apple Monitor IIc Evaluation Report (1984) - 030-0952-A - high-resolution scan

Apple Computer 90 Day Limited Warranty (1983) - 030-0183-E REV 1183 - high-resolution scan

AppleMouse IIc Packing List (1984) - 030-0962-B - high-resolution scan

                  

                         

                  Apple Scribe Printer A9M0306 vs A9M0306Z models

                            Apple Scribe Printer — A9M0306 (115V) & A9M0306Z (220/240V) models

Did you know?  Apple Scribe can print directly on thermal roll paper with no ribbon — watch demonstration HERE

               

    Apple IIc 20 page promo booklet - 1984 USA/Canada (A2F4001)

     

Apple IIc 12 page brochure A2F4003 (1984)

 
   

          

                 

 [see HERE for John Sculley with Apple IIGS on front cover of "Family Computing" (Oct 1986) & HERE for "COMPUTE!" (Nov 1986) cover story "A Hands-On Look At The New Apple IIGS Computer"]

       

   

   

Refer HERE for details of the 1989 Conference

                

Win an APPLE IIGS! — January 1987 Your Computer (Australia)

"With an unprecedented $500,000 television campaign, Questor Entertainment Products has arrived. Launched by Imagineering, the new company plans to create a high profile for its range of entertainment software. With exclusive access to products from some of the world's top software houses like Activision, Micro Illusions, Mindscape and MicroProse, Questor seems set to make quite a splash. Although taking over the entire range of Imagineering games, which is comprehensive, national sales manager Alan Bowman promises to seek out and deliver "all the hottest new titles". — Sydney Morning Herald (October 19, 1987)

see also    Apple Computer GmbH colour brochure - Preisliste Apple IIc, IIe, Macintosh, Lisa (November 1984)  &  Apple-Preisliste Apple IIe, IIc, Mac (November 1985) - Hardware, Software, Peripherie, Zubehör

           

Your Apple Tour of the Apple IIGS screenshot (1986 first version)

Apple IIe & IIc made in USA (Dallas, Fremont) and Singapore

American models of the Apple IIe & IIc — as assembled in USA (Dallas, Fremont) & Singapore

                 

                               "The Journey Never Ends" poster (ca. 1990)

                         Apple IIe | Apple IIGS with Hard Disk 80SC | Mac LC

                  Vulcan (Applied Engineering) & InnerDrive (Applied Ingenuity)

                      Vulcan by Applied Engineering & InnerDrive by Applied Ingenuity

  

1986 Apple IIGS AppleColor RGB Monitor A2M6014X (240V)   1991 Apple IIGS AppleColor RGB Monitor A2M6014X (240V)

 

Apple IIGS AppleColor RGB Monitor A2M6014Z (220V)

AppleColor RGB Monitor (A2M6014Z - 220V model)

NB: This European model (220V) works best with GS set for 60Hz refresh - see HERE

Same applies to 240V model though 50Hz is mandatory with PAL version Apple II Video Overlay Card - see HERE

VOC Populi from Brutal Deluxe displays the state and capabilities of a Video Overlay Card (and distinguishes PAL vs NTSC versions)

 

            Apple IIGS hidden menu to select 60 or 50 Hz video

      Apple IIGS hidden menu to select 60 or 50Hz video (RGB & composite)

 

Every Apple IIGS - regardless of where it was sold - outputs NTSC video via the RCA composite jack (fixed 3.58MHz colour burst with adjustable 60/50Hz vertical frequency).  A little known PAL conversion kit was available in Australia.

 

AppleColor RGB Monitor (A2M6014X - 240V model)

Left:  Made in Japan - November 1986

Right:  Made in Singapore - February 1991

     
 
Australian 1988 Apple II Winter Promotion  

1988 Apple II Winter Promotion (Australia)

][+ trade up to Platinum IIe & discount pricing on IIe & 256K IIGS Starter System

 

GS/OS System 4.0 as bundled with Apple IIGS (A2S6010) from late 1988

System 4.0 as bundled with Apple IIGS (A2S6010) from late 1988  (NB: Some A2S6010 models predate System 4.0 and even - in their factory-original state - ROM 01 - e.g. see HERE)

 

 

Apple IIGS brochure with Video Overlay Card & AppleCD SC

 

Apple CD-ROM Explorer for AppleCD SC (1988)

Apple CD-ROM Explorer for AppleCD SC (1988)

       

Apple IIGS brochure with Video Overlay Card & AppleCD SC (April 1989)

 

  see HERE for "Apple IIGS Plus - The Future" (1988 prototype with 7.8MHz clock speed & four new super hi-res graphic modes...) — article from National US GS Users Group BBS republished in "Apple-Bug" (July 1988)

Second Sight VGA card for Apple IIe & IIGS     Cogito wins Best Mac Game 1992 Apple France

The Second Sight VGA Display Interface adds SVGA capabilities to any Apple IIe or IIGS with resolutions up to 1024x768.  Cogito from Brutal Deluxe Software (IIGS port of award-winning French game) supports this card with 640x400 graphics in 256 colours.

 "The Apple IIGS is the reincarnation of the Apple II spirit... We should not try to artificially constrain this product by positioning it as an educational computer or a home computer... It could be an interesting small-business type of machine. My idea of positioning tends to be simplistic: It's the high-end-technology Apple II... We are already working on the successor to this machine..." Jean-Louis Gassée (Apple Vice-President for Product Development) — inCider (October 1986)

 

 

 

  NEW for 2019 the VidHD from Blue Shift Incorporated provides an all-digital HDMI 1080p output to any Apple II, II Plus, IIe or IIGS. "VidHD has better clarity and color accuracy than composite, SCART, or even the original Apple IIGS RGB monitor."  Graphics are displayed in one of four color modes (HDTV, HDTV B&W, NTSC/PAL, IIGS). It provides new text modes (80x45, 120x67, 240x135) and confers color text and IIGS super hi-res to II/II+/IIe!

 

      

             

 [see HERE for photo of Digicard 4MB Apple IIGS Memory Expansion Board]

Digicard 80 column screenshots (Apple II Plus)  

Taxan RGB Vision, Graphic Mouse, Magic Touch Pad ads - Jan 1985 APC

  See also PHOTO: Apple II Europlus with Maclagan Wright & Associates PAL Encoder Card - courtesy S. Johnson

  See also 240V ColorMonitor IIc — A2M4043X  &  240V AppleColor Composite Monitor — //c matching model A2M6020X

PHOTO: Oscilloscope waveform - colour burst of European Apple IIc  - courtesy M. Orlandi

  See also PHOTOS: Apple IIe PAL Colour Card (A2A005) for the Platinum Apple IIe 'International NTSC'

                       

                       

    AutoDuel Apple II original box with Myer price sticker

AutoDuel original box with Myer price sticker

           Europe Ablaze Apple II original 

 

 

Strategic Studies Group ad (August 1987 Applecations)

 
 

"Superior Computer Games from Strategic Studies Group"

(August 1987 Applecations)

 

 

     [HERE is a 1985 television interview with Ian Trout and Roger Keating - founders of Strategic Studies Group.  See also Strategic Simulations Inc. Summer 1987 Catalog with games by Roger Keating et al.]

                     

                      

 [NB: The original IIGS has 256K on-board RAM, however a non-expandable 256K RAM card (A2A6008 / A661-0256) came standard with the Australian Apple IIGS from the very beginning, for a total of 512K - see HERE, HERE & HERE.  A discounted 256K "Starter System" (lacking RAM card) was made available during the Australian 1988 Apple II Winter Promotion.  From March 1988, Apple began including free, with every system sold in the USA, the Apple IIGS Memory Expansion Card (A2B6002) with 256K fitted (user-expandable to 1MB), ahead of the arrival of System 4.0 (GS/OS) which requires minimum 512K - see HERE & also pg 24 of The Apple IIGS Buyer's Guide (Winter 1990). The revised ROM 3 Apple IIGS, launched late 1989, has 1.128MB RAM incorporated on the motherboard.]

 

 

 

"People buy Apple II computers for a number of reasons" brochure excerpts (Jan 1987 - USA)

 
 

"People buy Apple II computers for a number of reasons"

Excerpts from Apple IIe, IIc, IIGS brochure (January 1987 - USA)

 

 

 

 

Apple IIGS business promo from British Apple IIGS brochure

 
   

"Hire an experienced business partner" from 12 page British Apple IIGS brochure

 

PHOTOS Automatic Ice Intelligent Modem Card for Apple II

APC Aug 1985 - Apple Modem 1200 videotex bundle

  

                             SPRITE GRAPHICS CARD for Apple II (1984)

An earlier version of the NetComm Apple II modem (June/July 1984 Electronics Australia & AAR)

  Chip Checker and Sprite Graphics Card from Australian Video Presentations (Sep 1984 Electronics Australia)

 

              Apple Personal Modem (A9M0334)

Apple Modem 1200 (external) made by NetComm (1987 APC Communications Special)

Model # A9M0301-Z (supporting CCITT V21, V23 mode 2) photos HERE

 

        Apple Personal Modem (A9M0334 - USA model)

Australian models of the Apple Personal Modem & Apple Personal Modem Plus were made by NetComm - see HERE & HERE

Apple Data Modem 2400 (G5432) for the North American market was "assembled in Australia"

                      The NetComm Program for Apple IIGS by Ian Joyner

                 The NetComm Program for Apple IIGS

              Apple Personal Modem Plus (A9U0004 - Australian model)
   

                    Apple Personal Modem Plus  (A9U0004 - Australian model)

                           (supporting CCITT V21, V22, V23  &  Bell 103, 212)

                             Stackable with Apple 3.5 and UniDisk 3.5 drives

                     Viaterm for Apple IIGS

HI TECH C Compiler for Apple IIGS (October 1987 Electronics Australia)

                Viaterm Videotex software for Apple II (1987 APC Communications Special & The Apple IIgs Software Directory)

             Plus-Works ad - AppleWorks for clones (March 1986 AUSOM News)

Videx AppleWorks Modify Plus on the Pravetz 8M

                Plus-Works - AppleWorks enhancer & clone compatibility e.g. Dick Smith CAT & Laser 3000 (March 1986 AUSOM News)
                      
 
               Information on Mouse Desk and Apple IIGS System Software releases

                       

   Epson #8699E & Star NL-10 Interface for Apple IIc

 

Quick File II for Apple //e — original box scans

           Quick File // for Apple //e original box scans

 "In 1981, I wrote, and Apple published, Quick File for the Apple II and ///, a predecessor of the AppleWorks data base..." Rupert Lissner (mastermind behind AppleWorks & /// EZ Pieces) Apple-Bug (February 1990)

                        

TotalWorks book from McGraw-Hill

AppleWorks 5.0 for Apple II original box   AppleWorks 5.0 new features list

 AppleWorks 5.0 original box  (1994 Quality Computers)

Ice-Cable (Epson to ImageWriter Converter)   

Two Series Software Catalog - sample ads

[The 800K drive was newly purchased by me in early 1990 and is completely unmodified. It sports Sony MP-F17W-5PF 1.44MB mechanism but HD support is disabled (AE did offer an upgrade to activate HD - for a fee). Even in this 800K configuration the drive detects the HD notch on 1.44MB disks and refuses to work with them unless the notch is covered up making them appear as 800K.  The Apple 3.5 Drive doesn't care about this notch and treats all HD disks as 800K. In practice, I've found the AE drive to be somewhat more robust than the Apple 3.5 for reading marginal disks.  OTOH, the AE is noisier in operation.  The AE handles copy-protected IIGS disks just fine and supports 4:1 and 2:1 interleaving.  Its dual-colour LED flashes green when reading and red when writing.]

MacZombies for Apple IIGS by Bill Heineman

Cover June 1991 inCider/A+ - Apple IIGS vs Mac LC

Friends or Foes?  Apple IIGS vs Mac LC

(June 1991 inCider/A+)

 

3D Case for FASTChip IIe control panel

 

The Jet  (1985 SubLOGIC) demo sequence on PC Transporter (Apple IIGS)

PC Transporter printing to Epson LX-800   

 Apple sells 4000 Apple IIgs computers with PC Transporter cards to US Department of Defense

Mind Prober & Mind Prober Jr for Apple II  

 Mind Prober, Mind Prober Jr  &  Human Edge Software ad

Rastan for Apple IIGS review (GS+ Nov/Dec 1990)

          GS+ Magazine review of Rastan

Apple Computer advertisement

Joystick ][, Hand Controllers ][, Cursor ///, Numeric Keypad

(September 1982 Creative Computing) [400dpi scan]

     [Cursor III joystick photos 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

Applefest advertisement (Feb 1983 Softalk) 300dpi

Applefest Anaheim/Boston/San Francisco

(February 1983 Softalk) [300dpi scan]

GSoft BASIC from The Byte Works as featured in Juiced.GS

"The new Atari 1040ST, the one-megabyte-memory improved version of the 520ST, is to be launched at the PC 86 show in Melbourne. The 1040ST is aimed primarily at business users, but, like its small brother the 520ST, it comes equipped with the industry-standard musical interface, MIDI (which stands, as we all know, for Musical Instrument Digital Interface). This means it can be connected to all industry standard synthesisers. This is double handy, as the Australian distributor of the Atari machines, Mobex, is also the distributor for the Casio range of musical synthesisers and electronic keyboards. It is also interesting to note the Atari has a standard parallel interface which allows it to use the Casio portable electronic typewriter as a printer...

The long-awaited new Apple II will use the Western Design WD65C816. This is a 16-bit chip designed to be compatible with the eight-bit 6502 processor used in the Apple II, Commodore 64 and other home micros. Unfortunately, the new Apple package with disc drive and monitor will be less powerful than an Atari 1040STF, but more expensive, and have far less 16-bit software available. The new Super II will be very important in the United States where the Apple II has been a best-seller since 1977.
Meanwhile, in Australia, the home-micro market hots up with some quite amazing marketing plans due to be revealed towards the latter part of this year. At the same time, Apple will release new products which it is coyly hiding under such code names as Dodger and Milwaukee. These include the 16-bit Apple, mentioned earlier, a Macintosh with a larger screen and a laser printer operating at 400 dots an inch.
There will almost certainly not now be a colour Macintosh until earlier next year. It already exists, and has been demonstrated to the Apple staff in the company's California headquarters. The reason for it not being launched is that Apple want to keep the clear market differentiation between the Macintosh and the Amiga and Atari.
" Sydney Morning Herald (June 2, 1986)

Support for Epson scalable fonts in Windows XP

"Apple Computer's Apple II range has dominated educational computing in Australia for 17 years... Like DOS machines, the Apple II runs on a text-based operating system, in this case called ProDOS... Two models are still being marketed to schools, the colour IIe at A$1195 and the GS at A$1795. Both will probably be phased out over the next year or so." The Age (January 25, 1993)  [NB: Though already discontinued, Apple IIGS remained available in Australia until ca. 1994.  Of course it could also run GS/OS - a Mac-like operating system - in addition to 8-bit OS e.g. ProDOS, DOS 3.3, Pascal, GEOS as well as - with suitable co-processor card - CP/M and MS-DOS]

see also    Recommended computers for schools in each Australian State and Territory in 1986

Apple II Video Overlay Card

1989 dealer poster

Macintosh PowerPC, PowerBook 540c, Duo

   & Wolfenstein 3D in "The Net" (1995)

Apple Newton in "Under Siege 2" (1995)

with Steve Jobs look-alike Steven Seagal

"Land of the Giants: Titans of Tech - Apple: Think Different" (2022)

Macrocosm - Exploring the Macintosh Universe —  March 1994 - Feb 1995 [15MB StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 images] | March 1994 - Feb 1995 [14MB ZIP archive Disk Copy 4.2 images] | Scan of original disks [14MB PDF file]

Mac LC Apple IIe Card Startup Software v2.2 (1992) —  IIe Startup Disk (1.4MB) [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | IIe Installer Disk (1.4MB) [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | IIe Startup & Installer Disks [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 images]

Gravis Mac MouseStick II v3.3.2 Installer (1996) —  1.4MB disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 1.4MB disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original disk & Quick Start manual [20MB PDF file]

Macintosh Australian Postcodes (1988-90) —  800K disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 800K disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original disk

Connectix PowerBook Utilities 2.0 (1993) —  800K disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 800K disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original disk

Connectix Speed Doubler 1.3.3 (1998) —  800K disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 800K disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original disk | Scan of complete manual

MacTest Pro (PowerBook Vol 1) (1993) —  1.4MB disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 1.4MB disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image]

Take a fresh look at the Apple Family Tree (1994) —  800K disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 800K disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original disk

CD CLASSIC with 500MB+ shareware for Mac System 7.1 and below (1996 New York MacUsers' Group)  HFS CD-ROM [266MB ZIP archive ISO image] | Scan of CD jewel case | Contents of root folder

AppleAssist Volume 6 Apple Software Updates CD & database of 12,000+ Macintosh Products (1998)  HFS CD-ROM [381MB ZIP archive ISO image] | Scan of original CD label | Contents of root folder

Deja ][ v1.2 AppleWorks 5.1 emulator for Mac System 7 (1999) —  Self-Extracting Archive (2MB) [SEA in MacBinary wrapper]  → see screenshots HERE

Miles Computing Mac Attack (1984) —  Scan of original box & manual [16MB PDF file] | Demo video on Macintosh Plus  [this was only the 2nd game to hit the Mac market]

Capstone Trump Castle II (1992) —  Color Version (800K) [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Color Version (800K) [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image]

    Black & White Version (800K) [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Black & White Version (800K) [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original box, disks & manual [36MB PDF file]

MacPlay/Interplay Out Of This World (1992) —  1.4MB disk [Disk Copy 4.2 image] | 1.4MB disk [StuffIt archive Disk Copy 4.2 image] | Scan of original box, disk & manual [28MB PDF file]

 

FUSION-PC 1.2 Macintosh emulator (full version) for MS-DOS (1998 Microcode Solutions) —  ZIP archive  [emulates 68040 - includes Quadra ROM - runs up to MacOS 8.1]

                  

  see also    A Day in the Life of Bill Budge (K-POWER June 1984)

                     

      The original Apple II User's Guide by Lon Poole

   Sword of Sodan Apple IIGS advertisement - June 1989 inCider/A+   Sword of Sodan ad - 300dpi scan - May 1989 inCider

 

 

   

 

 

    Tweet from Woz staying at the Parmelia Hilton in Perth: 
   

    A fitting choice!  Interesting fact: In the 1980's, the Parmelia Hilton's accounting system was run entirely on Apple II equipment and the software was custom designed for them by Samurai Software's lead programmer (then aged just 16).

              
                    Parmelia Hilton as it looked in the early 80's
 
              
                    King Tut exhibition in Perth (October 2016)

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 X-REF (Cross-Reference) to Apple II Programming Books (144 pages - PDF original scan) 

Download X-REF to Apple II Programming Books

A compilation of the glossaries and indexes from the books and references listed below. It is intended to be a "look here first" book for helping you find the definition to terms used in any of these sources of technical information. In addition, the compiled index will help you find what you are looking for across the entire suite.

The books covered:
Apple IIc Technical Reference
Apple IIe Technical Reference
Apple IIGS Firmware Reference
ProDOS 16 Technical Reference
Programmer's Introduction to the Apple IIGS
Technical Introduction to the Apple IIGS
Apple IIGS Toolbox Reference (treated as a whole)

 
Technical notes:
Apple IIe Tech Notes
Apple IIc Tech Notes
Apple IIGS Tech Notes
Apple II Miscellaneous Tech Notes
AppleTalk Tech Notes
GS/OS Tech Notes
ImageWriter Tech Notes
Memory Expansion Card
Mouse Tech Notes
ProDOS 8 Tech Notes
Pascal Tech Notes
SmartPort Tech Notes
UniDisk 3.5 Tech Notes

Apple IIGS Technical Reference Library (Addison-Wesley)

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AppleSwap disks (Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd)

 

       

How Do I Get To Woolloomooloo? (1987 JDEisenberg)

 


 

"Enter the GS: A dramatic breakthrough for the Apple II range" - Apple IIGS cover story, Apple User magazine (UK) (October 1986)

 

Apple IIGS launch advertisement United Kingdom - Apple User magazine (UK) (April 1987)

 Download as PDF (60MB high-resolution scan)

 
 

 

 "Now the world's favourite personal computer is one of the world's most powerful.  Introducing the Apple IIGS." 

Apple IIGS brochure United Kingdom (12 pages)

 


 
Apple IIGS rear view

 
 

  High-resolution scan "Introducing the Apple IIGS" UK brochure (12 pages) & Apple UK Autumn 1986 Retail Price List [26MB]

 
 
 

The complete Australian edition of this brochure - 20 PAGE HQ scan - now available @ archive.org  (with thanks to 'Jongleur')

 Canadian English version of this brochure available HERE  (courtesy Mitchell Spector)  &  Italian two-page advertisement is HERE

  See also Apple IIGS French fold-out brochure (August 1986) similar to above 1 | 2  (courtesy 'michael_trust' on eBay FR)

«Son et lumière avec l'Apple IIGS» (Avril 1987)

French press release «Son et lumière avec l'Apple IIGS» (April 1987)

 

Apple IIGS Installationshandbuch & Technische Dokumentation (Apple Computer GmbH)

Installationshandbuch Apple IIGS & Apple IIGS Technische Dokumentation (official German manuals)

 "Installationshandbuch Apple IIGS" (1986 Apple Computer GmbH) - complete high-resolution scan

 

Apple IIGS Pandasoft (Berlin) ad (Der Spiegel 1987)

Apple IIGS — Pandasoft ad (Der Spiegel, Nr.38/1987)

Major vendor of Apple II in Germany — hardware, software, books & magazines

Also see   Pandasoft Apple II II+ IIe IIc Katalog (Spring 1986) @ archive.org 

 

See also hi-res scans  Apple Live - Sonderheft zum neuen Apple IIGS  (September 1986 Apple Computer GmbH) - 27-page German brochure 

 

 
 

Steve Wozniak reminisces in Apple User magazine (UK) (February 1987)

 

Apple User (UK) magazine - selected news, reviews, tutorials, ads  Feb 1987 - Aug 1987 [212MB PDF file] | Jan 1988 - May 1988 [297MB PDF file]

 

   Apple IIGS 220-240V assembled in Cork, Ireland

Apple IIgs British keyboard

Irish manufactured Apple IIGS original box  —  base of CPU with serial #  —  UK English Apple IIGS keyboard [photos courtesy of eBay UK]

Apple IIGS fact sheet from Apple Computer UK - "The powerful new generation Apple II"

 

Italian version "Apple IIGS - Il più potente Apple II" (September 1986) is HERE

 

 

 

   Apple Monochrome Monitor A2M6016X original box (AU model)

12" Apple Monochrome Monitor (composite) for Apple IIGS or IIc (white phosphor)

A2M6016X (240V southern hemisphere) & A2M6016Z (220V northern hemisphere) models

  

  

 Download high-resolution photos Apple Monochrome Monitor A2M6016X original box [18 MB]

 

Italian Apple IIc A2S4000T

Italian Apple IIc

A2S4000T model (220/240V PAL)

[photos courtesy eBay UK]

 

 
 

 Apple IIGS garners prestigious 19th SMAU Industrial Design Award in Milan 

 

Italian Apple IIGS (A2S6000W)

Italian Apple IIGS (ROM 01)

A2S6000W model (220/240V)

[photos courtesy eBay Italy]

 

Apple IIGS wins IEEE Good Design Award (May 1987)

 Apple IIGS wins IEEE Good Design Award (May 1987) 

 

   Apple IIGS Bose RoomMate speakers (version with volume knob)

Bose RoomMate speakers for Apple IIGS

 VIDEO - Bose RoomMate on the new Apple IIGS - American TV special with Curtis Sasaki of Apple  (October 3, 1986 The Computer Chronicles) - YouTube 

 

Apple IIGS 1988 Christmas ad (ComputerLand San Francisco)

Apple IIGS & AppleWorks GS Christmas ad (1988)

ComputerLand San Francisco Bay Area

Full page ad from Californian TV Guide

 


 

Apple IIGS launch advertisement Australia (1987) - published in magazines & as a fold-out brochure from Apple dealers (the brochure had at least one extra page listing the specs)

 

[scans courtesy of The Australian Apple Review © Gareth Powell / A.P.P.L.E.]

 

Did you know?!  "The Apple IIgs Software Directory" (84 pages, by Peter J. Lynden) was published in 1987 by Apple Computer Australia view library citation

The Apple IIgs Software Directory by Peter J. Lynden (1987 Apple Computer Australia)

 

The Parthenon two-page Apple IIGS advertisement

Sports Illustrated (USA)October 26, 1987

 

“The most powerful Apple II in history. And every other subject.”

 
 

  High-resolution scan of "The Parthenon" advertisement [16MB]

 

 

 

Brochures 1988 showing Woz edition Apple IIGS (6 pages)  & 1991 with ROM 3 IIGS (4 pages)

  I initially guessed this was from Canada, as it refers to the optional Apple IIGS Memory Expansion Card and uses international English spellings.  In Australia, the original IIGS came standard with a locally manufactured 256K memory card for a base configuration of 512K RAM.  Woz Limited Editions - first 50,000 shipping IIGS units emblazoned with Wozniak's autograph - were to be found in USA, Canada and Australia, but I'm uncertain about the UK, which sourced their IIGS's not from Singapore but Apple's factory in Cork, Ireland.  These Irish units do contain actual Irish components (e.g. 8 ohm internal loudspeaker) but the motherboards were largely (or exclusively?) supplied from Singapore.  Some later European IIGS's (e.g. French ROM 3) were assembled in their entirety in Singapore.  Singaporean ROM 01 IIGS for Europe does exist (A2S6000ZA) but is less common.  Apple IIGS production had officially ceased at Cork, Ireland by February 1992 - see Apple UK dealer memo.  But they were still being churned out in Singapore and System 6 was even bundled for good measure - see American ROM 3 IIGS "as new" boxed (1992).  The Apple IIGS was formally discontinued worldwide end-1992.

This ROM 3 brochure was definitely circulating in Australia, and is similarly worded to the earlier 1988 one

 

 UPDATE   I managed to source the original brochure   Hi-res scan (6 pages)

It originates from Australia and is dated May 1988.  The cover depicts a Woz Limited Edition, but it's unlikely these commemorative units were still available in 1988.  The single production run of Woz editions ceased sometime in early 1987.

Apple IIGS 220-240V assembled in Cork, Ireland

220-240V Apple IIGS assembled in Cork, Ireland (5th week of 1987)

Serial No. C7050CHA2S6000 (A2S6000W model family)

 

 Steve Wozniak presents Woz Limited Edition Apple IIGS to Douglas Adams  

Early French Apple IIGS assembled Cork, Ireland (49th week 1986)

Early French Apple IIGS assembled in Cork, Ireland (49th week of 1986) — as new in original box!

In France, Apple IIGS at launch came standard with 512K RAM (256K motherboard plus Apple IIGS Memory Expansion Card with 256K fitted, user-expandable to 1MB) see French press release

Apple IIGS with Serial No. C64906YA2F6000 (A2S6000W model family)

Model info is engraved in plastic on the underside of the case (with added sticker for serial number)

Comparatively, Apple IIGS units originating from Singapore are not embossed — model ID resides on a large printed adhesive label

 

Apple IIGS ROM 3 motherboard

Apple IIGS ROM 3 motherboard

 

(manufactured 39th week of 1989)

 

Model/Order Numbers for ROM 3 Apple IIGS — A0012X/A (Australia), A0012LL/A (USA), A0012C/A (Canada), A0012B/A (UK), A0012F/A (France) etc.

For an overview of the ROM 3 see "What's Inside The "New" IIGS" in The Apple IIGS Buyer's Guide (Winter 1990)

 

 

  Article on Australian debut of Apple IIGS & Apple Australia data sheet IIe to IIGS Upgrade Kit (Applecations - Oct 1986 & Jan/Feb 1987)

 

 
 

  Colour scans of The IIGS Upgrade Kit cover story from A+ February 1987

 

 

 

Apple IIe to IIGS Upgrade (A2S6001)

Photos Apple IIe to IIGS Upgrade (A2S6001)

For Apple IIGS Upgrade pricing & options please see my scan   Apple Education & Government Confidential Price List (USA) - March 1987 

In Australia, the upgrade cost A$1195 see HERE

 

  

"Introducing the Apple IIGS" 20 page brochure (USA) - excerpts

Scan of complete brochure available from  Vectronic's Collections 

 

"Guess what" 6 page Apple IIGS brochure (1986 USA)

  

 

  High quality color scans of "Guess what" Apple IIGS brochure

 

 

 

"Apple Pays Half" double-sided Apple IIGS advertising postcard (1987 USA)

 

  High-resolution color scans of "Apple Pays Half" postcard

 

 

 

"System 6: The Future is Here" - The Apple II Guide (1992)

 

 

  "System 6: The Future is Here" (12 pages) - The Apple II Guide (1992)

 

 

 

   Apple IIgs Original Hardware Laptop by Benjamin J Heckendorn

 

Who owns this car?!


 

 

 

  1001 Things To Do With Your Apple IIGS (1987 TAB Books) - 194 pages complete scan  [102MB PDF file]

 

 

 

   HyperCard IIGS original box   

      

   PDF >> AppleWorks GS original box rear cover       

  

Rare Apple IIGS Glass Paperweight (1986)

 

Close-ups of my Apple IIGS Woz Limited Edition (Australia)

Model # A2S6000X (A2S6000W family)

   

Apple IIGS Woz Limited Edition Australia model A2S6000X (A2S6000W family) 

This unit was made in Singapore during the 50th week of 1986.  ROM 0 as shipped, but later upgraded by Apple for free to ROM 01.  Apple IIGS motherboards were the same the world over - just some defaults might be configured differently — keyboard/display language, 50 or 60Hz refresh for RGB & composite video (NTSC colour burst remains fixed at 3.58MHz and there is no provision for PAL colour via composite) (The retrofit Apple IIGS Upgrade motherboard for Apple //e will have extra connectors soldered on to accommodate a //e keyboard and external numeric keypad along with the proper connector for a //e power supply.)  By the way, see HERE for the rarely-encountered startup screen of a factory-original ROM 0 Apple IIGS.

 

Apple IIGS Woz Limited Edition 230V model motherboard & power supply  Apple IIGS Woz Limited Edition (230V Australian model)


    Apple IIGS 256kB Memory Expansion Card A2A6008 box spine 

 

[see HERE for photo of an "Assembled in Australia" Apple IIGS 1MB Memory Expansion Card and HERE for "Apple Computer Australia - Genuine Service Part" anti-static bag]

 

 

 

High-resolution photos of Apple IIGS original box — Australian Woz Limited Edition (1986) 

 

 

 

Genuine Apple II Dealer Service disks for Australia

 

  

Apple II Super Serial Card — assembled in Australia?

Apple 5.25 Controller — assembled & packaged in Australia

 

Apple IIGS 1986 Christmas promo (Computer Choice - Perth)   Computer Choice Apple dealer ad (Nov 1986)

Gift of Christmas  The new Apple IIGS from Computer Choice  (November 1986 Sunday Times)

 

I gave away the keyboard that was original to my Australian Woz edition around 1996 (the Australian IIGS keyboard is just the standard American one).  So when I started using an Apple IIGS again in late 2015, I found this replacement French Canadian keyboard with a standard QWERTY layout.  It too, may have come from a Woz edition GS, judging by the low serial number.  All the keys work fine - the Return key was a bit stiff at first but now fixed with the aid of CRC 5.56 lubricant spray:-

Apple IIGS French Canadian keyboard C658-4081 (top view)

     Apple Canada Warranty Card (French & English)

For comparison, HERE are photos of an AZERTY European French Apple IIGS keyboard (part # F658-4081)

And see HERE for photos of a Canadian Woz Limited Edition Apple IIGS (model # A2S6000C)  &  HERE for the USA version (model # A2S6000)

 

Apple IIc & IIe — Canadian flavours

 

A2S4000C (120V) & A2S2064C (120V) models

 

Canadian Apple IIc (A2S4000C) & Enhanced Apple IIe (A2S2064C)

 And HERE are photos of Enhanced Apple IIe with Western Spanish keyboard (model A2S2064E - 115V NTSC - circa 1985)

 

Some photos from my travels to a wintry Québec (February 2012)

 

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