August 14th 2007
By Mike Flaminio
Will the Apple II ever die? Not likely, if Woz's decades-old creation can now do BlueTooth, as The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports.
Here's the lowdown: a hacker has "melded a Disk ][ controller card with a Xilinx FPGA, which in normal-person-speak means he's enabled you to plug a Bluetooth dongle in an Apple II."
This means that not only BlueTooth, but anything USB can be attached to an Apple II, including a hard drive, optical disc or flash storage.
And although you could build it yourself, if you had the right level of technical proficiency, it looks like it will be available for sale for $160 in the near future.
Analysis: Hm. We're wondering whether the Apple II could talk to your cell phone now - maybe even the iPhone?