First Model of Apple computer auctioned

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Sotheyby's auctioned a rare first model Apple computer , Apple I, how much was it sold for?

How many of these surviving Apple I computer still works?

 

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First Model of Apple computer auctioned

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Yes, you are right. Sotheby’ auction house sold Apple I, the very first product from Apple. Apple I was invented by Steve Wozniak together with Steve Jobs. In 1976, they were able to produce 200 Apple I after selling the very first Apple I to Palo Alto computer club for $666.66 retail.

Today it is said that only 6 working Apple I are still working efficiently, making it a very rare collector’s item. Two bidders competed to have the machine however, an unexpected anonymous telephone bidder won for the auction. It was sold in the final cost of $375,000 including commission. 

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I think you are referring to the Apple 1 computer that was auctioned at Sotheby's Auction. The computer was a functioning Apple 1 machine which was one of the first 200 computers that Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold in the early days. It was sold for $374,500 which includes the 12 percent buyer’s premium at the Sotheby's auction in New York.

The Apple 1 computer originally sold for $666.66. The BBC stated that there are only around 50 Apple 1 computers that still exist and only a few really works. According to Sotheby's, there were 2 parties battling for the computer which includes the original manuals. The auctioneer executed set of bids on behalf of an absentee collector.

While this is happening, there was a telephone bidder that proves to be more persistent and eventually won the sale.

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