In the United States, an Apple-1 computer was auctioned for $ 500,000. It is one of the first computers built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976.
Only 200 of these computers were armed. In fact, having one of these is to own a piece of Apple history, since these devices were manufactured by hand by the Jobs-Wozniaki duo and their work team in the garage of the house where Steve Jobs’ parents lived.
The model that was auctioned is covered in a unique Hawaiian koa wood and is one of only six devices known to have this case in the world.
The Apple-1 that was sold has only had two owners. It was originally purchased by an electronics professor at Chaffey College in California, who later sold it to a student in 1977.
“I was excited to buy the Apple-II (the next model) and it sold to me for about $ 650. Of course, nobody knew that it would become a collector’s item, ”says the owner who wanted to remain anonymous.
John Moran Auctioneers, the auction house in charge of the transaction, published a video showing the inside of this mythical computer.
“This fascinating piece of technology history is in pristine condition, with many original and correct parts from the period (motherboard, monitor, keyboard, two cassette tapes, three cables and a vintage xerox copy of the owner’s manual original) and it works! ”, says the auction house.