An Apple-1 original computer was sold for $375,000 at auction

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It was sold to an unknown bider. The identity of the seller,also, has been kept quiet. The owner who put it up for auction said he tried to sell it back to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1982 for $10,000 but received no response. The specific Apple-1 sold this week was particularly special because it was restored to working condition before auction. The unit included a set of originals: a mod-free board, a cassette interface, an operation manual, a period surplus ASCII keyboard, an “open frame” Sanyo 4205 video monitor, power cable and connector and a cassette interface cable. The machine has just 8KB of RAM.

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The Apple-1 computer

The Apple-1 was Apple’s first ever computer. Jobs and Wozniak produced only 200 Apple-1 units in total. The model originally went for $666.66 (the equivalent of around $2,800 today) when it was sold by the Byte Shop computer store in Mountain View, California in the 1970s.  „It’s a museum-quality piece that has earned a special place in history,” Bobby Livingston, executive VP at RR Auction, said. Another Apple-1 computer went for $905,000 in 2014, when interest in Apple memorabilia was hitting a high point after the death of Steve Jobs.

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