Apple Display

Apple designed, manufactured and sold a wide variety of computer displays throughout its history. You’ll learn everything about Apple Displays on these pages.

Apple Display

Apple started manufacturing its monitors in 1980, when the Monitor III was introduced to match the Apple II and the Apple III computers. Since that four generations of CRT displays were introduced, as well as Apple LCDs which started with Apple Flat Panel display. Portable displays followed, and at the end of the 20th century external displays the first desktop flat-panel display was launched. Apple Cinema Display, whose first version appeared on the market in August 1999, marked a new era of Apple monitors. Today Apple Thunderbolt models are the only Apple’s external displays marketed by the company. The long history of Apple displays is marked by many new solutions, such as the introduction of the first color monitors, LCD displays, flat panel displays, portable displays and so on… The first Cinema Display was released in September 1999, and was available in different sizes. The Thunderbolt Display was introduced in July 2011.After many changes and improvements, Apple discontinued the Apple Cinema Display. Today the Thunderbolt Display is the only Apple display marketed directly by the company.

Apple Displays

Apple Displays 1st Gen

Apple Displays 1st Gen

Apple Displays 2nd Gen

Apple Displays 2nd Gen

Apple Displays 3rd Gen

Apple Displays 3rd Gen

Apple Displays 4th Gen

Apple Displays 4th Gen

The fourth generation of Apple displays was introduced in 1999. Designed with a translucent look, they were available in a 17'' Diamondtron and a 21'' Trinitron CRT (both driven by an LG-Manufactured chassis. The last Apple external CRT display was introduced in 2000 along with the Power Mac G4 Cube.

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Monitor III

The Apple Monitor III is a CRT-based monochrome monitor (green phosphor or a white phosphor). This monitor, rist in the Apple business line of devices, was manufactured and marketed by Apple Computer and destined for the Apple III computer. It was also compatible with Apple II personal computer, as well as with other computers through a standard composite video input jack. (more…)

Monitor II

The Apple Monitor II is a Cathode ray tube (CRT) based monochrome monitor designed and marketed by Apple Computer for the Apple II personal computer series. This monitor included insignificant adjustments for the size and location of the image on the display. (more…)

Apple Monitor IIc

The Apple Monitor IIc was part of the line of quality Apple computer products. At the time its lightweight, compact design added many convenient new features. This miniature 9″ screen was introduced for the Apple IIc computer to help complement its compact size.

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Monitor 100

Apple Color Monitor 100 was the first color Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor designed for the Apple III and Apple IIe families of personal computers. It state-of-the-art design incorporated new important features

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Color Monitor IIe

Apple Color Monitor IIe was manufactured by Apple Computer for the Apple II personal computer line. This monitor was later renamed to AppleColor Composite Monitor IIe. This monitor provides higher resolution than standard video or television screens, and provides a cost-effective solution for users who require color display and 80-column text. It is compatible with all Apple software.

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Color Monitor IIc

The Color Monitor IIc was released in 1985. Renamed to Apple Color Composite Monitor IIc) it was capable of supporting the maximum Apple II Double Hi-Res standard of 560×192. It had two modes of operation – text and color-adjusting.

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AppleColor RGB Monitor

The AppleColor RGB Monitor (marketed by Apple Computer, Inc. as AppleColor High-Resolution RGB Monitor) was described by Apple as “the ideal companion for your Apple computer in both design and usability. Among its features are: a high-contrast screen, graphics capability, high-quality display in either 40-colum or 80-column widths, full RGB color capability, simultaneous display of color graphics and text, an easy-to-clean screen and cabinet.» Note that the Apple Monochrome Monitor was introduced the same year. It was identical to the AppkeColor RGB Monitor but was a black and white composite display. All its other specifications are the same as in AppleColor RGB Monitor. (more…)

Apple Macintosh Color Display

The Apple Macintosh Color Display was released in conjunction with the Macintosh IIvi and Macintosh IIvx computers. The Macintosh Color Display 16 inch and 21 models inch were also introduced in 1992 with resolutions of 832 x 624 and 1152 x 870. (more…)

Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Display

Introduced with the MAC IIcx and the Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Video Card, the 21” Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Display was Apple’s first 2-page monitor for the Macintosh. The monitor can sit on top of most desktop Macs and was designed to complement the 11.9″ wide Mac IIcx. It worked with the Apple Universal Monitor Stand. (more…)

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