Put it this way: if Apple’s only computer had been the Apple I, it would be remembered today only by scholars with an arcane interest in the prehistory of the personal computer. But if the company had folded after releasing the Apple II, it would still be one of the best-known PC companies of all time. The II was — and is — that important.
Oddly, the first time i saw one wasn’t in a museum, but on Lost. It was part of the computer in the hatch.
This was how a follow up to an existing product set the bar even higher. And the prelude to what would be unveiled in 1984.