February 10, 1993: Color Classic Launched

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    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.
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    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! :)
  4. Santaduck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    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.
  5. skoker macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2005
    OT, but 2-10-93 was also the day my 'baby' brother entered the world :D
  6. MacEffects macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2005
    I loved the Color Classic and Color Classic II, i have one somewheres I need to play Sim City sometime :cool:
  7. macEfan macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
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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.
  8. Timepass macrumors 65816

    Jan 4, 2005

    yes they had color. I rememeber playing color games on my grandparents apple II when I was little
  9. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA

    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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