Retronaut: The Apple II: CH03 - The Apple IIc, Apple IIgs and the Apple II's Legacy

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Retronaut: The Apple II: CH03 - The Apple IIc, Apple IIgs and the Apple II's Legacy

The Apple II: CH03 - The Apple IIc, Apple IIgs and the Apple II's Legacy

Entering the mid-eighties, 8-bit Micros, such as the Apple II were becoming a little out-moded.So what could Apple do, to keep the Apple II range fresh?

 

Well, hows about two very different machines?One which re-invented the Apple II as a mobile powerhouse, for office and home.Whilst the IIgs, literally re-invented the Apple II as a new 16-bit computer,to go into battle with the Atari ST and Amiga computers, which had set the home micro scene on fire.

Beyond these heady days, how did the Apple II eventually fade out? And more importantly, what was its legacy?