The first Apple computer sold at auction
Christie’s auction sold one of the first computer models of Apple – Apple I,.
The auction winner paid for the computer 133,250 pounds. According to the representative of the auction house, this amount was a record for all computers ever sold at Christie’s.
The lot was put up for auction in early September. Auction organizers hoped to get for the computer from 100 to 150 thousand pounds.
Apple I was produced in 1976-77. Total for this period has been produced about 200 devices. Mostly they were made by one of the founders of Apple Steve Wozniak (Steve Wozniak) in the garage of his home.
Steve Wozniak, who attended the auction, said some of the computers he distributed free of charge. But it is known that price of Apple I was 666.66 dollars. In terms of prices in 2010 the cost of this computer is 2560 dollars.
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