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Originally Posted by CynicalDriver It will serve as a cool item I'm a collector's stash. What can the Apple 1 do now? Maybe, though the Apple 1 is also a
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
    It will serve as a cool item I'm a collector's stash. What can the Apple 1 do now?
    Maybe, though the Apple 1 is also a cool item in a collector's stash, but can also be turned on and actually used. And besides, it seems very unlikely that modern electronics will ever become this valuable because they're so heavily mass produced. The Apple 1 was not only limited to 200 ever but also manufactured by hand, by an individual man who just so happens to be the co-founder of the company that is still around today, only much larger. It's iconic - the iPhone is just another consumer item of which there are at least a million times as many now, as there ever were of the Apple 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdjmchattie View Post
    Maybe, though the Apple 1 is also a cool item in a collector's stash, but can also be turned on and actually used. And besides, it seems very unlikely that modern electronics will ever become this valuable because they're so heavily mass produced. The Apple 1 was not only limited to 200 ever but also manufactured by hand, by an individual man who just so happens to be the co-founder of the company that is still around today, only much larger. It's iconic - the iPhone is just another consumer item of which there are at least a million times as many now, as there ever were of the Apple 1.
    True, but everyone thought the same thing about He-Man toys.

    Forgot to mention: the iPhone battery can be changed, it's not that hard once you open it up. You can buy specialized tools online even.

    I'm not saying an iPhone will ever get as much, but eventually museums will want them, and that brings collectors, which brings money. In 40 years, that Apple I will probably fetch millions.
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    Time to put out a mortgage on the house, I must have apple I.
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    $741.66 in 1976 would cost $2764.18 in 2009 - The Inflation Calculator.

    Mac Pro (2010) - $2,499.00

    Good to know Apple is keeping their prices about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    Am I the only one to notice this?
    "and in the end times a great knowledge will come".

    I think it's undeniable that an iPhone in every hand to the Internet is hard evidence Apple is the anti-Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomamashump View Post
    $741.66 in 1976 would cost $2764.18 in 2009 - The Inflation Calculator.

    Mac Pro (2010) - $2,499.00

    Good to know Apple is keeping their prices about the same.

    More importantly, you see the length of response with detailed technical information Steve Jobs wrote to them when they had some questions? (If not, take a look at the close up on Christies' site) Sure beats:

    "You're holding it wrong"
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    "You need to educate yourself in how sales tax works"

    I wonder if Steve thought his company was going to make $2764.18 these days, he'd write such a personal response?

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