• An Apple-1 computer, originally designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, is set to go to auction in September.
  • The Boston-based auctioneers believe it could fetch more than R4.29 million.
  • It is one of 60 known of such computers to still exist today.

Fancy owning a piece of Apple history?

This rare and fully functional Apple-1 computer, originally designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, is set to go to auction in September. 

Boston based auctioneers, RR Auction, believe it could fetch more than $300,000 (R4.29 million).

This Apple-1 computer was restored to its original, operational state in June 2018 by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen, with a current condition rating of the unit is set at 8.5/10, according to a technical condition report.

The Apple Computer 1, was known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. It is was designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and is one of the only 60 of such computers known to still exist today.

According to the auctioneer’s website, the Apple-1 was originally conceived to be a bare circuit board, to be sold as a kit, and completed by electronics hobbyists.

The Apple-1 is one of the first ‘personal’ computers which did not require soldering by the end user. Altogether, over a span of about ten months, Jobs and Wozniak produced about 200 Apple-1 computers and sold 175 of them.

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