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 Computing Housing

Filed April 17, 1984

Here’s the Apple IIc, an attempt to modernize the then-aging original Apple II case design and make it pseudoportable. Sorry, Apple: Nearly a quarter century later, the first Apple II is still a classic, and it’s this freshened-up version that hasn’t aged all that well.

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