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Commodore 64 awakes from slumber with makeover

Commodore 64 awakes from slumber with makeover

The story, "Commodore 64 awakes from slumber with makeover," posted to the wire last Thursday, has been changed to clarify the nature of the original Commodore 64 and prototype Apple II hardware and release dates. The original Commodore 64 was envisioned as a black-and-white machine, but ultimately released as a color machine.

The 10th paragraph now reads:

During the same panel, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he and Steve Jobs approached Commodore with the latest Apple II prototype, which was much more advanced in color, graphics, sound and games. Apple didn't have the money to make and sell the latest Apple II prototype, and was hoping Commodore would push the design to market. Commodore, however, preferred to develop the Commodore 64, which it was then envisioning as a simpler, lower-cost, black-and-white-only machine. Commodore ended up releasing the original Commodore 64 with support for 16 colors in 1982. Apple, which started selling the Apple II in 1979, later released the Apple IIe model in 1983 at a higher price than the Commodore 64.


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