One of Apple’s first fully functioning computers, model 1976, a rare Apple-1 Computer, has been sold for a record US$ 671,000. The rare Apple-1 computer sold Saturday in a Breker auction house in Germany, which was assembled by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the year 1976 in a family garage. According to the Auction house Breker, an asian client (who wished to remain anonymous) bought this first computer. The Breker also says that this Apple-1 Computer is one of the only six known remaining functioning models in the world.
The Auction house Breker already sold one of the same rare kind of computer for $640,000 last year. But this time the Breker broke the previous record price of 640,000 U.S. dollars for an apple-1 machine. This Apple-1 computer sold Saturday includes an old business transaction letter from the late Jobs and bears jobs and Wozniak’s signature.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak working on their Apple-1 Computer in a family garage in 1976.
Bob Luther who is the author of the book, “The First Apple,” told that there were only 200 of Apple-1 computers built and all of the 200 came out of the garage of Steve Jobs.
The extremely high price $671,000 could be explained by the rarity of the machine, coupled with a fascination of the people for the commencements of the computer age.
Working With the Rare Apple-1 Computer: