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11-24-2013, 10:06 PM #1
The Product (RED) Mac Pro Sold for $977,000; Gold EarPods Sold for $461,000
The special edition Mac Pro which was designed for the Product (RED) program was sold this past weekend for an astounding $977,000. Originally expected to bring in bids between $40,000 and $60,000, the final selling price was a shock to many. Designated as Lot 27, Apple’s Mac Pro in a special red finish was auctioned by Sotheby’s today to benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The roughly $1 million winning bid makes the Mac Pro the most expensive desktop PC ever built or sold. It’s a wide margin ahead of novelty machines created by Japan’s Zeus Computer, built from platinum and gold with moldings embedded with diamonds – a device that sold for roughly $750,000.
In addition to the Mac Pro which was created by Apple’s design team led by Jony Ive, the auction sold a series of other items designed by Ive and Marc Newson including a pair of rose gold Apple Earpods which sold for $461,000, a 1966 bottle of Dom Pérignon housed in a red cooler auctioned for $93,750, a custom designed Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera that fetched $1,805,000 and “The (RED) Desk,” which was sold for $1,685,000.
Seems like the auction turned out to be quite a success, more so than what was expected.
Source: Sotheby’s via AppleInsider
11-24-2013, 11:15 PM #2
Wow! Drop a mill on a Mac Pro! Nice!
11-25-2013, 12:19 AM #3
11-25-2013, 12:26 AM #4
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11-25-2013, 05:02 AM #5
Do they get free apple care?
11-25-2013, 05:24 AM #6
11-25-2013, 06:15 AM #7
$5 million for just Johnny Ive products, alone! That's outstanding! Good job
11-25-2013, 06:18 AM #8
In less than a year it will be worth less than 50 bucks!
Because a newer one will come out and be sold for 2 million bucks. Then in another year that one will be worth 50.
Anyone wanna buy a G5 titanium tower?
11-25-2013, 07:18 AM #9
At least it was for a good cause.👍
11-25-2013, 09:44 AM #10
Lots of money though, but at least it was done for a good cause
11-25-2013, 03:03 PM #11
Can you live inside that thing? how many rooms does it have? 4 exotic car garage?
11-25-2013, 04:41 PM #12
I'm going to paint all my crap red!