Apple II Tech Specs

In this article, you will find out what’s the technical specification of the Apple II. You will find out what is the release date of this computer when it was discontinued or what it was its original price. In addition, we have added additional data such as Identification Numbers of this Apple II, Dimensions, Weight, and much more.

Apple II Release date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 16, 1977
ReleasedJune 10, 1977
DiscontinuedJune 1, 1979
Original Price$1,298 (with 4 KB memory)
$2,638 (with 48 KB memory)
Model NumberN/A
Weight11.5 Ibs.
5.216 KG
Dimensions4.25” H x 15.25” W x 18” D
10.79 cm H x 38.73 cm W x 45.72 cm D


ProcessorMOS Technology 6502
Speed1 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz
Built-in MemoryNone
Maximum Memory48 KB
Memory Slots24 sockets in 3 rows for 16-pin 4 KB (4096, 2104 type)
or 16 KB (4116, 2116 type) modules
Memory minimum speed350 ns


Cassette1 – in
1 – out at 1500 bps
Game1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O
Display Connection1 – RCA composite positive video
Display1 – RCA for composite video output
(Display resolution 40 x 48 – 16 colors or 280 x 192 – 6 colors)
Audio Out1 – Built-in 8 ohm speaker
Expansion Slots8 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral


KeyboardBuilt-in 52-key uppercase keyboard
MediaCassette Interface or Disk II floppy drive (Optional)


SoftwareApple DOS 3.1 (after June 1978)
FirmwareApple Integer BASIC


Line Voltage110 or 110 / 220V AC

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