Apple’s first computer, a collector’s dream, could fetch $500,000 at auction

Nov 9, 2021 | Industry News

Steve Wozniak, Steve and Patricia Jobs and Daniel Kottke built 200 Apple-1 units in Jobs’ home 45 years ago.

One of the few remaining Apple-1 computers, the company’s first product, will go on sale this week at an auction that is expected to fetch as much as $600,000.

The 45-year-old computer is one of just 200 that Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs tested and designed along with Patty Jobs and Daniel Kottke in the Jobs’ Los Altos home. It is considered a “holy grail” for vintage tech collectors.

“That really makes it exciting for a lot of people,” Corey Cohen, an Apple-1 expert, told the Los Angeles Times.

John Moran Auctioneers will auction the computer off on Tuesday with bids starting at $200,000. The southern-California-based auction house estimates it will sell for between $400,000 and $600,000. Apple-1 experts told the LA Times they estimate it will fetch around $500,000. In 2014, a New York auction house sold an Apple-1 unit for $905,000…. Read the Full Article | https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/nov/08/apple-1-computer-auction

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