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The Apple ][ Computer

Manufacturer Apple Computer Co.
Model Apple ][
Date Announced 1977
Date Canceled 1980
Number Produced
Country of Origin USA
Price $1,200
Current Value $25-$250
Processor MOS 6502
Speed 1 MHz
RAM 4K to 48K
Storage Cassette Tape or 5.25" floppy drives (introduced after the machine went into production)
Expansion 8 Slots
Bus Apple Proprietary
Video Built in video, various resolutions to 280x192x16 color. Composite monitor or RF Modulator to TV supported
I/O Parallel, Serial
OS Options Apple DOS
Notes The Apple ][ was the second machine in the Apple line. It was based on the apple 1 but added a case, keyboard and built-in graphics support.
Related Items in Collection Disk drives, documentation, software, Franklin Ace 1000 and Franklin Ace 1200 clone systems, various later Apple models.
Related Items Wanted Apple 1, additional software, etc.

Interior of the Apple ][

Introduced in 1977, the Apple ][ upped the ante on the Apple 1 by including a nice case, a quality keyboard and built-in color graphics and Integer BASIC in ROM. The machine had 8 slots and was expandable through them for additional functionality.

The Apple ][ keyboard

The Apple keyboard was nice for the day, but the return key was small and was right next to the reset key. This always caused me problems.

The Apple ][ logo plate

This Apple ][ came with an interesting add-on that I couldn't bring myself to remove - a nice solar calculator glued onto the case! I'm sure I could get it off easily enough, but I liked the irony of leaving it on.

Apple ][ documentation

The system came with a full set of documentation as well. It's a later Apple ][ so the "Red Book" wasn't part of the package.

This Apple ][ was generously donated by Ruth Standley.

(Submitted May 30, 2012 15:41:51 by Marc)

I'm a big apple fan and looking for a Apple II + disk drives and monitor for sale. Anyone out there to make a Belgian man happy? (normal price please)

(Submitted May 23, 2012 15:10:38 by Tanner)

Might anyone have a apple ][ computer for donation?Will pay shipping and if in Arkansas, may be able to pick up. Would be great addition my fledgling collection.

(Submitted November 24, 2011 07:54:09 by Jeffrey Brace)

You say that the Apple 2 used the Motorola 6502. Motorola didn't make the 6502, it was MOS technology. This information is incorrect. Where did you get it from ?

(Submitted November 9, 2011 00:36:49 by Alex)

Nice machine. What serial number is it and is the serial on the motherboard hand written or date stamped?

(Submitted October 30, 2011 03:56:24 by Michael Ng)

Hi, Terry Wilkerson, I like your Apple II set. Please email me. If other gentlemen also have similar Apple II, please email me. Thanks for attention.

(Submitted October 20, 2011 05:27:07 by Terry Wilkerson)

I have a APPLE II computer complete with apple monitor brown apple bag 2 apple disk drives, software and manuals I am asking 5,000.00USD


This was the 4 thousand 3 hundred and 65th computer ever made by apple. I am sure out of that 4365 there are not many left.

(Submitted September 19, 2011 22:09:48 by Biff Martin)

I have an old Apple 2 Plus mainboard for sale. It has all the ROMs.

(Submitted September 14, 2011 14:46:38 by Johan)

I am looking for an Apple II. I am based in Sweden if that really matters...

(Submitted August 25, 2011 03:56:03 by Bryan)

I just found a huge box of apple software in their box with all the inserts. I have over 200 titles and a few books like 1st edition Basic 1980, couple buyers guides from 83 an 84. several are still factory sealed and basically I want to get a fair price for them, maybe as a group but probably as singles. If you want to negotiate a deal shoot me an email me.

(Submitted May 19, 2011 14:42:24 by Skip)

I have an Apple II with (2) drives and software and a fab green screen monitor plus books, etc... purchased new believe it runs fine... would accept an offer on it...

(Submitted July 18, 2010 19:21:55 by Gordon)

Apple ][ & ][e available to any enthusiast or collector. Not looking to rip anyone off, as it will be breaking my heart to send to scrapheap. Many original disks and manuals. Expansion cards as well as many other accessoties & paraphanalia. Email me if interested. (South Africa)

(Submitted July 2, 2009 11:27:46 by Jeff Trudeaux)

Found some incredible literature for apple lovers! Check it out

(Submitted December 14, 2008 15:12:29 by Zane)

Are any of these available for sale for a low price ($0-75). I would like to buy one

(Submitted June 25, 2008 07:09:32 by cesar benavides)

is a great machine basic for this moment but in this decade was the best computer

(Submitted November 7, 2007 15:01:10 by jacob)

im in the markiet for an apple ][ so if any one is looking to sell theres less than $50 though

(Submitted October 3, 2007 22:18:45 by PETER KNUTSON )



(Submitted September 7, 2007 14:43:29 by Chris Moore)

How much are you asking for the APPLE II. I am looking at buying one. let me know thanks

(Submitted September 3, 2007 14:55:26 by Al Nord)

For sale: (6) Apple 2 games on Cassette: Nuclear Bomber,Galaxy,Conflict 2500,North Atlantic Convoy Raider,Planet Miners and Lords of Karma. Make me a reasonable offer for the collection. Shipping from 55811

(Submitted July 22, 2007 12:37:11 by Steve Gribbin)

I have an Apple Monitor II, Model A2M 2010. It is brand new, in original onopened carton. Contact me if interested.

(Submitted May 10, 2007 10:08:16 by Kelly )

I have the black apple made for bell & howell.

(Submitted April 12, 2007 01:52:35 by cmo)

I still have an original Apple II+ with two floppy drives and the original Apple green screen Monitor. It was the first computer that got me into studying electronics, microprocessors and Japanese at Santa Monica College back in 1984. I love that machine so much because I could do a lot of create stuff with it. I will probably never sell it because its value lies in the fact that you can still do things that require thinking and deliberation slowly, especially in the area of creativity. Hit me if there is something I need to know!!


(Submitted December 23, 2006 09:42:28 by Tom)

Terry Raymond, You should get a new keyboard and replace It, or unplug the keyboard, and check for any problems. If that doesn't work, leave the keyboard unplugged, and turn on the computer. If the cursor Is still moving, there is something wrong with the motherboard. And just for the record, I fixed my Apple II. There was a malfunctioning IC.

(Submitted December 19, 2006 23:32:27 by (a href=mailto:)Robert Dvoracek(/a))

The pins on the chips aren't made of aluminum since it can't be soldered. Sometimes the heat will rock them out of the sockets so they need to be reseated.

(Submitted December 19, 2006 09:57:14 by AL Nord)

For Sale: Early Apple 2 dated 1979 on revision 3 logic board. has applesoft on the rom card. Apple logo 16k ram chips. 1 piece apple keyboard with the encoder chip on the circuit board. VideoTerm modulator. serial number on case is 003***. Have pictures if your interested make an offer shipping from 55811 Duluth Mn

(Submitted November 17, 2006 22:44:31 by Terry Raymond)

I just picked up a used AppleIIE, when it powers up the cursor keeps scrolling to the right and wont stop. No none of the keys are stuck either, what causes this?

(Submitted November 13, 2006 18:29:24 by Chas)

bram kortleven, What you most likely have is an Apple II clone and not a real Apple II.

(Submitted October 18, 2006 23:01:44 by Peter)

My Apple II plus has had intermittant problems before. I have always solved them by reseating all the chips on the motherboard. The aluminum legs seem to oxidize and have bad contact after a while.

(Submitted October 9, 2006 08:45:03 by Tom)

I just got my apple II yesterday in the mail. I ran into a few problems with the motherboard. Sometimes It works and sometimes It wont. Not sure whats the matter with it. Last time I checked It was working fine. Anyways, really like the sight. Nice apple II. (: Here are some pictures at shutterfly: sid=8CZNXLVo5ZsMO

(Submitted September 17, 2006 12:43:18 by bram kortleven)

I have a machine that says it is an Apple ][ (when starting up, it still does by the way ;) ), but it's in an IBM-like desktop computer casing, with the 2 5-1/2 drives inside it, and an external keyboard with a 9pin d sub connector, connecting it on the left side of the case.

Anyone that has (seen) one of these and can confirm my story, or inform me where/how this machine comes from, and why it's in this casing? Just mail me...


(Submitted September 15, 2006 00:10:29 by nezazs)

mainboard PC IBM

(Submitted August 12, 2006 14:40:56 by Ron Mitchell)

I cut my teeth in computing on an IBM 360 Mod 50..but my first PC was an APPLE II with 32K of memory and 1 Apple floppy disk drive. Later I added an IDG Paper Tiger Printer. I used this machine in the USA and Holland and then back in the USA until then Apple had made it clear they wouldn't support their products and I migrated to an AT&T 6300! I donated my Apple II to a needy child in 1996 - still functional. By the way I added a 5 Mb hard disk for $2000.00, a Z80 micro processor card, and other goodies...I spent way more on this one single machine than any PC since :)...

(Submitted July 27, 2006 09:52:33 by Kevin Manzke)

I was a student at Trinity University from '76 to '80 and got to use a lot of early machines. The faculity opened The Computer Shoppe in San Antonio so we had a Commodore Pet in a metal case, computers from SWTP, IMSAI, MITS, Apple, and others.

I got to work on Apple ][ serial number 16 and I remember a problem with the disk I/O. Any disk I/O had to be in the first 32 lines of code or the machine would go West as we said. So, in order to get anything useful done, you would put a GOTO 330 as the first line of code so you could save the other 31 lines for your I/O subroutines. Fun!

(Submitted July 20, 2006 12:23:42 by Michael Ziemski)

Hello all, I would like to start by introducing myself and the company I work for, my name is Michael Ziemski and I work for trueCycle, an electronics recycler. I love the site; it is very interesting and informative. In our line of work, we run across all types of old computers, apple, commodore…etc…and would love to provide any old parts that may be needed, such as a power supply for this apple. Please feel free to e-mail or call with any wish lists. The office number is 760-243-3899…My staff would be happy to help with and requests…

(Submitted June 19, 2006 11:14:59 by Bart)

Cool collection. I have looked for years for a Apple ][ (not plus or e) but they are rare these days... Well laid out and informative site. My copmpliemnts. -Bart Keeper of the Network from Heck

(Submitted May 22, 2006 06:05:19 by Damian)

Indeed this collection is vast and your website highly informative. Thankyou for the chance to show me some ancient history of computing! :D

(Submitted May 13, 2006 21:04:06 by Raffi Kiraz)

I just wanted to let you know that I like the pictures that you have.

(Submitted May 9, 2006 22:57:44 by David)

I have had one of these ever since back in the day-- Lots of fun there. Unfortunately, the power supply quit out on us a couple years ago, and thus, it has ben unusable. Does anyone know where another power supply can be found?

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