Apple M0110

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Macintosh Keyboard
Apple M0110 top view.jpg
Part number Apple M0110
Manufacturer Apple Computer, Inc
Keyswitches Alps SKCC series, Alps SKCC Lock
Interface Apple proprietary (not ADB)
Years of production 1984–1986
Precedes Apple M0110A

The Apple M0110 is the keyboard that came with the original Macintosh.

The keyboard did not have cursor keys. Steve Jobs had purposely left them out of the original Macintosh keyboard to encourage software developers to make software with mouse control. Following Jobs's departure, Apple released the Macintosh Plus with the Apple M0110A keyboard which has cursor keys.

A numeric keypad, the M0120, was released separately.

The keyboard uses Alps SKCC series switches.[1] The switches are typically, if not always, cream. Caps lock uses a latching variant of the switch with a shorter slider; the keycap contains a raised stem to compensate.[1]

Gallery


Construction

4P4C connectors are used, but the cable is not compatible with a telephone handset cord.

Converters

The M0110 can be used with a modern computer, using:

  • Hasu's M0110 to USB converter

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Deskthority — The Apple M0110 Today