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An Apple 1 (I) sold for $ 210,000 at auction

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Posted: November 28 2016
Updated: November 28, 2016

by benjamin

If you find that the new MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar is too expensive, then the price at which theApple 1 (or Apple I) from 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is sure to surprise you. Indeed, during an auction organized by Christie’s, the 8-bit Apple computer with its 6502 processor was sold at an astronomical price of $ 210,000.

apple 1 - An Apple 1 (I) sold for $ 210,000 at auctionOf course, this Apple 1 is no longer functional. It is rather a collector’s item and it is for this reason that it was sold at such a high price. This time, the highest and last bidder is the Italian businessman and collector Marco Boglione. He already has many computer objects in his personal collection and he shares them with the Italian Museum of Information Technology.

For your information, the Apple 1 was produced in a limited edition (50 copies only). When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak released it (1976), this computer was sold for $ 666.66. At the time of its recent auction, it was still accompanied by its original manual on which is present the very first Apple logo showing Isaac Newton under a tree.