Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

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Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

I’ve got a really humdinger of an Apple IIe for you guys to examine…

My wife has been hounding me to sell off some of my collection to make room, so I’ve been digging around… and am thinking about selling what I believe to be a prototype Apple IIe. I think it’s a prototype anyways; at the very least I’ve not seen any other Apple IIe like it in the last 20+ years I’ve been collecting these machines.

The case has no serial #, and the motherboard looks a lot like the “Super II” prototype, but slightly different.

Much like the Super II, It has the green aux slot & no keypad connector. It also has an inscription on the bottom right that reads “BROEDNER / AURICCHIO / RICE / MACPHEE”.

Here is the pictures:










I'll get some better pictures of the whole computer uploaded later.

Does anyone have any history on this set up? Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

It's the very first IIe, but not the Super II prototype boards from 1981. Likely that is first production run, or a pre-production run. Cool find...

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Re: Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

Hey transwarp, that is a cool early IIe board. Thanks for sharing!

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Transwarp,

Am I wrong, or is that a different type of Game Pad above the Keyboard Connector?

It also seems to be shifted over to the Right from normal IIe Boards.

Cool!

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Re: Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

Looks like the same kind of IIe that you see in the photographs of the early Apple IIe manuals.

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gsmcten wrote:
Transwarp,

Am I wrong, or is that a different type of Game Pad above the Keyboard Connector?

It also seems to be shifted over to the Right from normal IIe Boards.

Cool!

Steven Smile

It's a 16 pin connector, but its a different brand then what they used in production.

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In the pics below, you can see that it boots & runs through it's self test much like a normal Apple IIe would. However the volume is significantly louder than what I'm used to in production IIe's. Also notice it has no rear peripheral slot covers or a bottom serial #... It came like this when I got it. Also the "grain" texture on the bottom is more rough than production Apple IIe's; if that makes sense. Other than that, it looks like a normal Apple IIe from the outside.





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Re: Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

Rich Auricchio's Web Page on Apple ]['s

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Rich Auricchio's Web Page on Apple ]['s

MarkO

That had some cool info, thanks for the link!

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transwarp II guy wrote:
MarkO wrote:
Rich Auricchio's Web Page on Apple ]['s

MarkO

That had some cool info, thanks for the link!

Your Welcome...

I love the photos of the Logic Boards that replicate the functions of the MMU and IOU chips...

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Re: Interesting Apple IIe Similiar to Super II

It's a developer seed machine -- the last revision between prototype and production.

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