Up for auction last month, an Apple 1 just sold 420,000.
A few days ago, the web was panicking the announcement of the new Apple Mac Pro. And this, on the part of aficionados of the apple brand, as well as attracting trolls. If you thought that with its minimum price of $ 5,999 it was the most expensive product in the American glove, think again.
During an auction, the Apple 1 computer was sold 371,269 pounds, nearly 420,000 pounds. The British group Christie’s took care of the sale. But why did it sell so expensive? The Apple 1 is the first personal computer from the Apple Computer Company, and was designed in 1976 by Steve Wozniak. Computers that were and were the first systems sold with a motherboard already assembled.
The item in question was installed in a briefcase, just that. In this precious lot, we also find a keyboard and various documents. The story goes that the first owner bought it in 1977 to learn BASIC and kept it until 2009. He then gave it to the Maine Personal Computer Musum, which sold it to various private owners.
Far from breaking a record
The amount of the bid does not make this Apple 1 in the most expensive case of the American brand. In October 2014, another model had already been sold near 800,000 to the Henry Ford museum in the USA. But the computer that takes home the best-selling gold medal returns to the competition. CeSamsung NC10 under Windows XP was sold for no less than 1.2 million euros. Subtly called “The Persistence of Chaos…”, it is infected with six malware at the same time.