Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

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So, which is it? I've seen Apple-1, Apple 1, and Apple I used interchangeably by various people. Is there any consensus amount the community of the correct name to use for this computer? From what I've seen, modern Apple refers to it as the "Apple I" as seen on a t-shirt I bought at their company store this summer.

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

Even Apple Company used different notation in advertisments / price lists.
On the PCB it is Apple Computer 1.
In price list it it Apple I.
In early ads and on the manual it is Apple-1. That's why I prefer Apple-1.

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

fingerz wrote:

So, which is it? I've seen Apple-1, Apple 1, and Apple I used interchangeably by various people.

NOTE: I is notation in Roman Numbers and I equals to 1
like II equals to 2.Roman Numbersystem was in that days still quite common.

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

I’m aware of Roman numerals...that wasn’t my question. The question is whether everyone can agree on what is the “correct” way to write the name of this computer: using the Arabic “1” or the Roman numeral “I”.

My personal preference is Apple-1...but I don’t have a good reason for preferring one over the other.

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

Apple I

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

Refering to the manual printed by the company it was Apple-1
Woz preferred Apple-1
Jobs preferred Apple I as a joke to claim Apple Introduction or Apple Invention
but at the other hand...and later the followups... have been the Apple II and Apple III
and not Apple-2 or Apple-3.....
so you can choose your own 5 cents ....

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Re: Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

Ooh. Strong point there, Speedy. Nice.