By 1985, the baby PC family had more than doubled Future Computing's baby 1986 revenue estimate, with more than 12,000 applications and 4,500 dealers and distributors worldwide.
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The US36 IBM PC Technical Reference Manual included complete circuit schematics, commented ROM bios source code, and other engineering and programming information for all of IBM's PC-related hardware, plus instructions on designing third-party peripherals.
I don't think Apple has anything to worry about." Apple's Mike Markkula agreed that IBM's product was more expensive than the Apple II, and claimed that the Apple III "offers better performance".
Third-party billion dollar baby book 2, part 1 distribution edit Because IBM had no retail experience, the retail chains ComputerLand and Sears Roebuck provided important knowledge of the marketplace.