Rare Apple-1 Computer Auctioned Off For $671,400 - 520,000 Euro

The auction price for one of the original (and still working) Apple-1 computers started at $116,000 and was expected to fetch somewhere between $260,000 and $400,000 when Christie’s put it on the block in Germany. Instead, it set a record: $671,400, or about $520,000 euros.

The previous record, according to the New York Times, was set at an auction of another working Apple-1 last year at $640,00. (We’ll resist the urge to make an “Apple tax” joke here.)

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Originally, the Apple-1 sold for $666.66 back in 1976 (or roughly $2,700 when adjusted for modern-day inflation). It’s possible that there were only 200 Apple-1’s ever made, and reportedly only 50 or so still exist, which makes them rather rare. The fact that the last two still work is incredible.

The value also comes a bit from the mystique around Apple and its founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Their company and technology went from garage-built prototypes to one of the biggest and most storied tech companies in the world.
Comments
CesarAugustoTrujillo one year ago

bs

KitCargile1 one year ago

I'm thinking the seller might get sued for "sales infringement patent"

Sevags one year ago

What a waste of money unless it's a museum who bought it and plans to display it.

NeilPadilla one year ago

@sevaqs its not a waste of money if the buyer is an collector!.

EiyonCloudsun one year ago

i have the first one came out , how much will value itself.

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