Apple Patentmania: 31 Years of Big Ideas

A visual history of Apple patent filings: the brilliant, the bizarre, the just plain bad.

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Personal Computer

Filed November 3rd, 1980

This is the Apple III, the lackluster follow-up to the Apple II that was aimed at business customers. It had the misfortune to be not bad but also boring–a combination shared by few products that ever hailed from Cupertino.

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