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Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again

Dan 55 Silver badge

Re: Multi-tasking

Perhaps because QuickDraw supported colour, but only for the printer and limited to a few applications and The Mac II was the first colour Macintosh and it came out in 1987. They may have been some Frankenstein's monster consisting of a Mac 128K and external colour monitors set up before the release of the Mac II but if it existed it hardly had a commercial impact.

The Mac II was late because as Jobs believed in the purity of a black and white screen as he thought it best reflected the printed page, and because he wouldn't budge on this subject Apple had to fire Jobs to get a colour Macintosh out (see From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years), two whole years after the Amiga and ST.

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