Original Apple Computer Built by Steve Jobs Goes up for Auction [VIDEO]


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An original Apple computer, Apple 1, which is one of the 200 units built by the co-founders of the company Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, will go up for auction in New York later this month. According to The Telegraph, the computer is expected to fetch between $300,000 to $500,000, as one similar unit was sold last year at an auction for $671,000.

“The computer goes on sale alongside a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles with other unusual pieces of science history later this month as part of the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale.”

According to Cassandra Hattan, “It’s in the best condition of any we’ve seen so in the last four years I would say this in the best condition of any that have sold”. The senior specialist at auction house, Bonhams, also said the computer was obtained from an American collector.

Check out the video of Apple’s vintage computer which will be auctioned later this month (Flash video):


  • Tim

    the headline should read “built by steve wozniak” if you’re looking for a literal representation. At this point in his career Steve was more of a salesman than a visionary…in fact, I often think he was best at stimulating creative people to do interesting things and then going on to market that. I’m not sure that he had a lot or original ideas himself, but perhaps that matters not in terms of his contributions and what came of them.

  • WatDah

    Steve Jobs is master at manipulating people’s emotions and getting them to follow his lead and do what he wants. The best “product” he ever marketed/advertised is not the Mac, not the iPod, not the iPhone, not the iPad, but himself. Which is so ironic because his stubborn believe in his own self is what eventually killed him.

    To me, Elon Musk ranks higher than Steve Jobs.

  • Jon Smids

    Steve Wozniak NOT Steve jobs