Apple //c & //c+


CPU: SynerTek 65C02

CPU Speed: 1 MHz (IIc)/4 MHz (IIc+)

FPU: none

Bus Speed: 1 MHz (IIc)/4 MHz (IIc+)

Data Path: 8 bit

ROM: 32 kB

Onboard RAM: 128 kB

Maximum RAM: 1 MB (See Notes)


Monitor: Standard 9" Green monochrome, optional LCD panel.

Max Resolution: 40/80 text, 40x40 4-bit, 80x40 4-bit, 140x192 6-color, 280x192 1-bit, 140x192 4-bit, 560x192 1-bit


Floppy Drive: 140 kB 5.25" (IIc)/800 kB 3.5" (IIc+), floppy port


Serial: 2

Speaker: mono


Codename: ET, IIb, IIp, Pippin, VLC, Elf, Yoda, Teddy, Chels, Jason, Lollie

Power: 18 Watts

Introduced: April 1984

Terminated: November 1990


The //c was considered a "closed system", and while third-party products allowed users to upgrade their RAM to 1 MB, but only by voiding the warrenty in the process.

Introduced in April of 1984, the Apple //c was the first compact model in the Apple lineup. It came in a small white case, and was built around an enhanced 65C02 processor, running at 1.4 MHz. It had 128 kB RAM, (expandable to 1 MB) a built-in 5.25" floppy drive on the side, and could be used with a mouse. The Apple //c+ was introduced in 1988, with a 4 MHz 65C02, RAM expandable to over 1 MB, a larger ROM, and an optional internal 800 kB 3.5" drive. The Apple //c+ was discontinued in November of 1990.