On This Day in History for June 10 The Apple II Is Released
You can take a look back in time for an eventful moment that took place on this day in history and you’ll see a very old computer or, you can look at Dave After Dark’s desk and also see a very old computer. In 1977, the Apple II became one of the most popular computers ever.
From the original ad that ran back in 1977
Although it is a vast improvement over the Apple I, it contains the same processor and runs at the same speed. New features include a color display, eight internal expansion slots, and a case with a keyboard. That may sound funny, but the Apple I and many other early computers didn’t necessarily have a case or even a keyboard. On some systems you had to added your own keyboard, if possible, and on others you toggled switches to enter programs and issue commands.