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  • Apple I Computer Auctions for Record-Breaking $905,000

    Coming across an Apple 1 computer is quite rare these days considering only 50 are known to be out there. A working version of Apple’s first pre-assembled computer was recently sold through Bonhams auction house for a record breaking $905,000. According to Reuters Bonhams auction house only anticipated the sale to garner between $300,000 and $500,000 so the actual selling price came as quite a shock to them as well.

    The winning big this time came from the Henry Ford organization which purchased the computer with plans to show it off at its museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Patricia Mooradian, the President of the organization, said the following in a statement regarding the matter:

    The Apple-1 was not only innovative, but it is a key artifact in the foundation of the digital revolution.
    Prior to today, the record price for an Apple 1 stood at $671,400 which was what an anonymous buyer in a 2013 German auction paid. Before that it was $640,000 from another German auction. The new $905,000 auction price has definitely upped the ante.

    For those of you who didn’t know, a total of 200 Apple 1 computer were made, each of which were hand-built by company cofounder Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs’ garage in Los Altos, California. The products originally sold for $666.66 without a power supply, display, keyboard or housing when first released in 1976.

    Source: Reuters
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