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When did the Apple IIGS come out?

April 1977
Apple II/Introduced

What does IIGS stand for?


Acronym Definition
IIGS International Institute of Gurmat Studies (Sikh organization)
IIGS Interactive Image-Guided Surgery (laparoscopic surgery)
IIGS International Internet Genealogy Society
IIGS Initial Image Generating Subsystem

How much was an Apple 2e?

Apple IIe

1984 case with British keyboard layout and Enhanced IIe upgrade sticker on power light
Developer Apple Computer
Introductory price Main unit US$1,395 (equivalent to $3,625 in 2020). US$1,995 ($5,184) included main unit with: Disk II and controller, Apple Monitor III and stand, and Extended 80-Column Text Card

What came after Apple IIGS?

The final Apple II model was the Apple IIc Plus introduced in 1988.

What is the best Apple II?

The Apple II served as my personal introduction to video games, so I feel compelled to immortalize its best games with a list.

  • The Oregon Trail. 1985.
  • Beyond Castle Wolfenstein. 1984.
  • Space Quest. 1986.
  • Prince of Persia. 1989.
  • Archon: The Light and the Dark. 1984.
  • Lode Runner. 1983.
  • Elite. 1985.
  • Pirates! 1987.

What did the Apple 2 do?

The Apple II started the boom in personal computer sales in the late 1970s, and pushed Apple into the lead among personal computer makers. The Apple II used a MOS 6502 chip for its central processing unit. In 1979 Software Arts introduced the first computer spreadsheet, Visicalc for the Apple II.

How many units did the Apple II sell?

Apple II Introduced in 1977, the Apple II is best known for making Apple a driving force in a new industry. It was a commercial success and went on to sell between five and six million units by the time it was discontinued in 1993.

Why did Wozniak leave Apple?

With that, back in 1985, Wozniak finally decided to leave Apple as he grew frustrated, saying that it was “the bane of his existence” and that the company has been going in the wrong direction for 5 years now.

What could the Apple 2 do?

It included a BASIC interpreter and could support graphics and a color monitor. External storage was originally on cassette tape, but later Apple introduced an external floppy disk drive. Among the Apple II’s most important features were its 8 expansion slots on the motherboard.

What kind of processor does the Apple IIGS have?

The Apple IIGS made significant improvements over the Apple IIe and Apple IIc. It emulates its predecessors via a custom chip called the Mega II and uses the then-new WDC 65C816 16-bit microprocessor. The processor runs at 2.8 MHz, which is faster than the 8-bit processors used in the earlier Apple II models.

When did Apple upgrade the Apple IIe to IIGS?

Upon its release in September 1986, Apple announced it would be making a kit that would upgrade an Apple IIe to a IIGS available for purchase. This followed an Apple practice of making logic board upgrades available that dated from the earliest days of the Apple II until Steve Jobs’ return to Apple in 1997.

How many drives does an Apple IIGS have?

VINTAGE Apple IIGS computer with TWO 5.25 drives,keyboard,mouse. RARE ECHO CARD vintage Apple IIGS computer super upgrades.

What does the GS stand for on the Apple II?

The “GS” in the name stands for “Graphics and Sound,” referring to its enhanced multimedia hardware, especially its state-of-the-art audio. The microcomputer is a radical departure from any previous Apple II, with a 16-bit 65C816 microprocessor, direct access to megabytes of random-access memory (RAM), and mouse.