Apple’s first computer drew $375,000 in an auction this week, as per Boston-based RR Auction. The computer is produced by the now-iconic tech firm. It is a rare-model—an Apple-1.
This computer model was among the one hundred and seventy-five of those models sold by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the early days of Apple in 1976 and 1977 from their production in a garage in Silicon Valley.
The model initially was sold for $666.66 by the Byte Shop computer store in Mountain View—California in the 1970s.
The initial plan of Jobs and Wozniak regarding the Apple-1 was to make a circuit board only to be sold as a kit and finished into a final product by the electronics hobbyists, however, Byte Shop owned Paul Terrell agreed to purchase fifty of them provided that they are completely assembled and did not need any soldering or whatsoever by the buyer.
As per RR, the computer that is sold this week was brought back to the original running condition in June and included the original Apple-1 board, keyboard, a cassette interface and other equipment.
The selling price of the computer model was beyond the record, but another Apple-1 computer was sold for $905,000 back in the year 2014.