Is this an Apple joystick?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Teslaza, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Teslaza macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I still have this joystick which came with a computer (afaik it was an Apple pc) we had for a very short while when I was very little. I see the logo has some sort of apple design on it, but I can't find any reference online to indicate whether this is an actual Apple product or not.

    Any vintage Apple sages out there that could shine some light here.

    Thank you

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  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what it is but it doesn't look like an Apple product. Besides being an apple, the logo doesn't look at all like any of the Apple logos either.
     
  3. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    Not an Apple product, but a third party 'compatible" product.

    The type of plug on the end should reveal what computer is was for.

    Odd that it has the old Pioneer logo on it (though it's not a Pioneer product either).
     
  4. Teslaza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, very odd. Has me confused :confused:

    It's a 16 pin like plug like this :

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  5. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    IIRC, there's a 16 pin port inside the computer for paddles/joystick.

    The apple iie/iic has a 9 pin port in addition (should you care about niceties like RF interference).

    Here are some Apple branded Joysticks:

    I must say, those apple branded paddles looked fancy compared to what I used to play breakout.
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    I don't recall there being a logo on mine Possibly they were third party generics.
     

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