February 10, 1993: Color Classic Launched

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    I said similar things at the time.

    Back when the SE was the newest model, I said Apple should sell a version with a color display. Back then, the public would've said "this is incredible".

    By the time the Color Classic shipped (the first compact Mac with a color display), the attitude was "it's about ***** time". This attitude may stop you from hemorhaging profits, but it's not going to do much to encourage growth.
     
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    It is one of those Macs that should be present in your Mac-collection!

    I bought one at an auction a couple of years ago, and although I never boot this cute little thing, I am very proud of owning one! :)
     
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    I still remember being floored by the color Apple ][c.

    The only time I remember being nearly that floored is when I came across a LISA.

    But 1993? For this color unit??

    Seems really late. I would've sworn I remember Quadras by then, and I think I had a 640e Power Computing clone by about nearly that time (maybe one or two years later?), but I'm probably wrong on my dead-reckoning of dates by memory. Ah well i'm too lazy to look it up at apple-history.com.
     
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    OT, but 2-10-93 was also the day my 'baby' brother entered the world :D
     
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    I loved the Color Classic and Color Classic II, i have one somewheres I need to play Sim City sometime :cool:
     
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    it was the first color compact mac. They had color macs since the Mac II. And the IIC had color too if I remember correctly.
     
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    yes they had color. I rememeber playing color games on my grandparents apple II when I was little
     
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    Yes.

    The orignal Apple II supported 16 colors in 40x48 low-res mode, and a hi-res mode of 4 colors at 140x192 (or monochrome at 280x192, either via a monochrome monitor or by disabling the colorburst signal with a hardware hack or by using a monitor that has a monochrome mode) The II+ tweaked the hi-res mode to allow 6 colors.

    With the introduction of the Extended 80 column card (commonly bundled with the IIe), double-low-res mode (16 colors at 80x48) and double-hi-res mode (16 colors at 140x192 or monochrome at 560x192) were also available.

    The //c emulates an extended 80 column card and pretty much supports all of its features.
     

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