Historic Apple 1 computer sold at auction

Historic Apple 1 computer sold at auction

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A fully operational Apple 1 computer has been sold at auction for $365,000 (£230,000).It is the only machine known to have been personally sold by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, from a garage in California in 1976.
Fewer than 50 Apple 1 computers are now believed to be in existence.Yet despite its rarity, the machine was sold at way below auction house Christie’s estimate of $400,000-$600,000.In October, the Henry Ford organization paid $905,000 for one of the computers.The original Apple Computer – now referred to as the Apple 1 – was hand-made by Steve Wozniak, an engineer who co-founded Apple, with
Jobs, in the 1970s. When new, the machines sold for $666.66.To finance the building of the machines, Jobs sold his VW van, while
Wozniak sold a calculator for $500. -BBC

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