One of the first Apple computers is auctioned in California. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak only built a few copies of the first version. It once cost $ 666 – the auction estimate is over $ 500,000.
An Apple 1 will go under the hammer in California on Tuesday – a well-preserved and wood-clad specimen from the series of the first PCs in the world. The value of the working computer is estimated by the auction house John Moran in Monrovia near Los Angeles at between 400,000 and 600,000 dollars, but in the end well more than a million could be bid for the collector’s item.
In 2014, an Apple 1 was auctioned for $ 900,000 in the United States. The Apple 1 was the first computer that was marketed by the company in 1976 and was affordable for private households at the time for $ 666.66. The from Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded company produced a total of 200 copies.
Computer expert Corey Cohen told the Los Angeles Times that there are 60 copies left today, 20 of which are in working order. The computer that is now for sale was bought by a professor at Chaffey College who sold it to one of his students in 1977. He kept the Apple 1 for more than 40 years until he decided to auction it off.