Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

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Apple-1, Apple 1, or Apple I?

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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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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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

Steven Smile

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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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Ooh. Strong point there, Speedy. Nice.

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

speedyG wrote:
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 ....

The Apple 2 was actually "apple ][", "Apple //c", and "Apple //e". The Apple 3 was "apple ///". Only the Apple IIgs used the actual roman numerals.

So basically, Apple never could make up their mind.

At least they didn't make a Macintosh DXII.

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

Potatoes, potatoes... or something like that.

Apple-1 in the official manual, but it's also referred to as just 'Apple Computer' in the same manual.

Silkscreen on the logic board is 'Apple Computer 1'.

Wait... Apple was selling "Apple I" tshirts?!

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Apple sold two very retro t-shirts recently as part of the 40th anniversary commemoration. One is white with the original “Newton” corporate logo and the other (which I own) is black with a circular timeline of all major products including the “Apple I”

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That is the coolest shirt ever!!!!!

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