Apple’s first tablet-type device: Graphics Tablet

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Edible Apple has a great look back at the original Apple-designed tablet device – not a computer, but more of an input mechanism like today’s Wacom tablets.

Released in 1979, during the Apple II era, the $650 Graphics Tablet had issues upon release:

The Graphics Tablet, however, wasn’t exactly a runaway hit as it was subsequently discontinued when the FCC found that it caused radio frequency interference problems.

Apple went back to the drawing board, and in 1983, it released a second iteration of the graphics tablet, which was right around the time when the Apple IIe was in production.

Check out the rest of Edible Apple’s post for more great pictures.

[Via Dave Caolo, via Splorp.]

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