Talk:Apple II Plus

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"Language card"[edit]

I'm pretty sure the term "language card" for the 16K RAM expansion card was not considered technically accurate, since there was also a ROM card called the "language card" that could sit in slot 0 that had a physical switch letting you flip back and forth between Integer BASIC and Applesoft BASIC. This ROM "language card" was marketed for the original Apple II as a way to change it into, mostly, an Apple II+. Because of the confusion, I think the term "RAM card" was considered more accurate than "language card" when talking about the slot 0 card that had the 16K of RAM. Tempshill (talk) 21:22, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Apple Model Navigation IIe vs. III[edit]

I'm moving the IIe "Following Family Model" back to III, since the purpose of this navigational table is to help those who are unfamiliar with the Apple model development navigate through the timetable of hardware introductions. THe Apple III is clearly a member of the Apple II family, just like the Apple I is. They are Apple operating systems versus Lisa or Macintosh. The fact is the III is based on the original AppleDos, designed to be backward compatible with the II Plus and the subsequent developments that went into the III's Apple SOS ultimately were folded back into the IIe's ProDos (in the same way the IIGS isn't really a II due to it's GS/OS but is otherwise backawrds compatible). That is the trail a prospective reader needs to follow. That is why it should be the next logical Family member, rather than listing the IIe as the successor model and family member which doesn't help the reader at all. Anybody who disagrees strongly and forms a consensus between the editors is welcome to put it back. --Mac128 (talk) 05:18, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Bell & Howell[edit]

I have an B&H Apple II that opens in exactly the same was as my Apple ][+. The FCC wouldn't have had anything to say about the Apple // in schools, not being able to open the case was more about a UL listing, IIRC.

The B&H model had some sort of shroud that prevented casual users from opening the case, but I do not have that one. Wikip rhyre (talk) 16:12, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I have a B&H Apple II, but the AV attachment was long ago removed and lost. It originally had a switch just under the case top that shut off the power supply when you opened the case. I understand that this was a UL requirement for educational AV equipment. I recall that there was a hex nut that you had to turn with an Allen wrench to "unlock" the case. This case lock would have been part of the AV attachment. (talk) 05:31, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Repeat key spring[edit]

"The repeat key had a stiffer spring than the rest of the keyboard, which made it more difficult to press by accident." In the two machines I have owned, only the RESET key had a stiffer spring, which made sense, since accidentally resetting the machine usually meant the loss of unsaved data. I can't think of any sense in putting stiffer spring in the REPT key. I'm removing this statement for now, please provide evidence for it if you want to re-insert it! -- (talk) 10:07, 26 May 2011 (UTC)