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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Apple  APPLE III computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Monday 22nd August 2016
David Lowry

Steve Wozniak said that the reason the apple /// was so utterly horrible was because it was designed by the marketing people rather than the engineers. He said that the engineers were forced to put in EXTRA chips in the computer to DISABLE the extra memory! It crashed, and was just junk. I am amazed at how expensive these crap-balls are on Ebay.

Saturday 3rd August 2013
Doctor Jest (USA)

Steve Jobs was the one that insisted the Apple III had no fan and was completely quiet.

Sunday 18th November 2012
Allison Divette

The Apple /// was a failure because it was badly engineered and designed.

Thursday 13rd January 2011

Jobs leave apple in 1985, 2 years after the apple III
it''s true that Jobs wanted a silent computer (15 years in advance), whence the overheating
but it''s not the only cause of the failure

Monday 13rd September 2010

Steve jobs had nothing to do wit the Apple 3. He was ousted and creating the NeXt computers. He didn''t return to Apple until 1997 where he bought out PowerComputing PowerMac Clone Company.

Wednesday 23rd January 2008
Peter F. (Suffolk, UK)

One of the great touches this computer had was its 2 speed cursor control, press the arrow keys just a little harder and it would click down to cause the cursor to wizz along.

Friday 8th April 2005
Link (Hyrule)

I've read that the case design and consequent overheating problems was at the direct insistence of Steve Jobs, who didn't like the noise of a cooling fan, and didn't want to sully the clean aesthetics of the case by adding ventilation slots.

Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Malc (UK)

I had an Apple III at work in 1984. I wrote some programs in Basic to automate some office processes. Ours had a 5MB Profile hard drive that sat between the base unit and the monitor. It also had a CPM card (Presumably with a Z80 processor) but we had no disks for it. Unfortunately I left the job before it was disposed of. We had a Superbrain before it and I wish I had gotten hold of that!

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