Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Apple 1 from the 70s
Ancient computers could bring in a million
In the mid-1970s, the Apple 1 was the first computer that was affordable even for private homes. Only 200 copies have been made. One of them is now being auctioned.
In California, an Apple 1 is going under the hammer—a well-preserved and wood-paneled example from the world’s first series of PCs. What is the value of working computer determined by? Auctionhaus John Moran in Monrovia Estimates are between $400,000 and $600,000 in Los Angeles, but over a million may eventually be offered for collector’s items.
In 2014, an Apple 1 was auctioned in the USA for $900,000. The Apple 1 was the first computer marketed by the company in 1976 and was affordable for private homes at the time for $666.66. The company, founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, produced a total of 200 copies.
Computer expert Corey Cohen told the Los Angeles Times that there are 60 copies left today, of which 20 are in working order. The computer, which is now for sale, was bought by a professor at Chaffee College, who sold it to one of his students in 1977. He kept the Apple 1 for over 40 years, until he decided to auction it.
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