Apple IIc Diskettes

With its built in floppy drive and a handle on the back of the case, the Apple IIc (released in the Summer of 1988) was the company’s attempt at a portable Apple II computer (the “c” stood for “compact”). “Compact” had a slightly different definition back in 1988. Today it means “fits in your pocket” — in 1988, it meant “fits in your trunk”.

Each Apple IIc came with a small white box containing these five floppy disks. Containing a series of tutorials and utilities, these disks were enough to get the average user something to do until they went down to the mall and bought a copy of Oregon Trail or Ultima …

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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