The AppleJack (P-ADB) connector is a ruggedized version of the Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) port used on Pippin consoles. Adapter dongles could be used to connect ADB devices designed for Macintosh with Pippin systems, and vice versa.
The P-ADB connector contains 10 contacts within a grounded shield; four of the contacts pass through signals from the pre-existing ADB specification. However, there are 6 additional "reserved" contacts, though they are not known to have been put into use before the Pippin platform was cancelled.
AppleJack Controllers were produced in wired and infrared (IR) wireless versions; the latter was released on November 22, 1996. Rare ADB versions of the wired controllers were produced for Macintosh computers. Controller input is supported by the InputSprocket component of Apple's Game Sprockets API or an earlier AppleJack input device driver.
- Atmark Controller for Macintosh, Product ID: PA-82004.
- Atmark Wireless Controller Set, Product ID: PA-82014.
- ↑ Pippin @WORLD User's Manual p.2, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996.
- ↑ Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.
- ↑ Le SDK DR1 de la Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2019-02-03.
- ↑ AppleJack, Techni's Controller and Peripheral Museum.
- ↑ ATMARK WIRELESS CONTROLLER-SET (Japanese), Atmark Channel. Archived 1997-06-29.
- ↑ ADB Pippin Controller by Mark Johnson, Flickr. 2010-03-05.
- ↑ Where to get the Pippin OS: You should have said... by charlieman, AppleFritter. 2004-11-11.
- ↑ Applejack Input Device Driver (PDF), Apple Computer, Inc. 1996-05-10.
- ↑ Marathon's Story - Subject: Re: super marathon by Alexander M. Rosenberg, Bungie.org. 1998-08-03.
- Applejack Input Device Driver (PDF) at The Mac Geek