by Dana Redington = Apple Computer, Inc.

More word on the utility Rom. In addition to the routines previously mentioned, this Rom will have new high-res operating routines, including a SHAPGEN command that will eliminate the need to manually write HIRES vectors. You will be able to directly address a d0t matrix, and there will also be a HIRES Ascii character set, displayable concurrently with the graphics. The Applesoft Rom board is scheduled for release to dealers July I st at $99. Also available soon will be a high speed

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