Although not an extension of the Apple II line, in 1990 the Apple IIe Card, an expansion card for the LC line of Macintosh computers, was released. Essentially a miniaturized Apple IIe computer on a card (using the Mega II chip from the Apple II), it allowed the Macintosh to run 8-bit Apple IIe software through hardware emulation (although video was emulated in software and was slower at times than a IIe). Many of the LC's built-in Macintosh peripherals could be "borrowed" by the card when in Apple II mode (i.e. extra RAM, 3.5-inch floppy, AppleTalk networking, hard disk). The IIe card could not, however, run software intended for the 16-bit Apple II. The Macintosh LC with IIe Card was intended to replace the Apple II in schools and homes and was presumably the reason a new model Apple II that was confirmed by insiders to be in development at one point was cancelled and never released.
... This was primarily intended for the Apple IIe Card, which was offered in a bundle with education models of the LCs ... The card allowed the LC to emulate an Apple IIe ... of the low-cost color Macintosh and Apple IIe compatibility was intended to encourage the education market to transition from Apple II models to the Macintosh platform instead of to the new low-cost ...
... See also Timeline of Apple Macintosh models. ...
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