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'76 Apple model gets $668K at auction

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:06 p.m.
 

BERLIN — An auctioneer on Saturday announced that one of Apple's first computers — a functioning 1976 model — was sold for a record $668,000.

German auction house Breker said an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the Apple 1, which the company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

Bob Luther, author of “The First Apple,” called the Apple 1 the “holy grail of collectable technology.”

The Apple 1, which cost $666 in 1976, consisted of the circuit board. A case, a keyboard and a screen had to be bought separately.

Only about 200 Apple 1s were made. It is believed that 46 remain, but only six of those are in working order.

The auctioned computer bears Wozniak's signature. An old business transaction letter from the late Jobs was included.

 

 
 


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