An extremely rare and fully functional Apple-1 computer was sold for USD 3,75,000 at an auction, it is one of the first computers that did not require the users to assemble components. It was a powerful Apple computer was in 1976.
Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. Apple-1 is one of only 60-70 remaining of the original 200 that was designed and built by Jobs and Wozniak that originally sold for USD 666.66.
It was originally made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as a bare circuit board to be sold as a kit and completed by electronics hobbyists, their initial market being Palo Alto’s Homebrew Computer Club.
Bobby Livingston, of RR Auction, said “Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and the company that they created together made the ugly and unappealing world of technology elegant and beautiful, bringing it mainstream, to the masses and infinitely making the world a better place to live.”
“This is the machine that launched Apple Computer, a company that would define an industry and was recently able to achieve a USD 1 trillion valuation milestone,” he added.
The computer was restored to its original and operational state in June 2018 by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen.