40 Years Old Apple-1 Sells at Auction for $900,000
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
With almost 40 years on the clock, the Apple-1 is certainly showing its age, yet it is certainly one of the most iconic pieces of technology ever created. There may be a lot of love and hate for Apple these days, but there is no denying that the Apple-1 set in motion the computer industry I know and love today.
There are very few Apple-1 systems left in the world, only 50 were made in the first batch and a further 150 followed shortly after. This one, which is said to be in working condition, went up for auction in New York on Wednesday, where it sold for a staggering $905,000. Bonhams auction house expected the machine to sell for $300k to $500k. All of these figures are a far cry from the original $666.66 the computers were original sold for.
The last Apple-1 sale we know of was in 2012, when Sotherby’s auction house sold one for $374,000. Perhaps the next time an Apple-1 hits the auction house, it’ll break the $1 million milestone.
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