Iconic Apple II Turns 35 Years Old
Widely considered Apple's first iconic product, long before the iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever came into sight, the Apple II was largely a Steve Wozniak creation. It kicked off the once popular Apple II line with a MOS Technology 6502 processor clocked at a whopping 1MHz, 4KB of RAM, and displayed 24 lines of 40 characters in low resolution color. In fact, it was one of the first computers to boast a color display. It also had a case and integrated keyboard, though it could also be purchased as a standalone board.
The Apple II sold for just shy of $1,300 ($1,298, to be precise) in 1977, while the standalone board sold for $598. Factoring in inflation, that works out to around $4,900 and $2,263, respectively, in 2012 currency