did you even look at the photo? <https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0769/4313/products/apple_ii_8e43f9b0- 53a0-406d-ab6d-fab25e3a451f_1024x1024.JPG>
~ is shift `, in the lower left corner, 2nd key in ^ is shift 6, top row
the original apple ii didn't have lower case, nor did a lot of computers in 1977.
that was added shortly after and hasn't been an issue for more than 35 years.
that's a long time to hold a grudge.
too bad. it was far, far more lucrative, and yes, the 68k architecture was great.