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Extremely-rare Apple-1 laptop sells at public sale for $500,000

In case you thought Apple’s finest MacBook, the brand new MacBook Professional (2021) was costly with a beginning value of $1,999, wait till you hear a few very uncommon Apple-1 laptop constructed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, that has simply bought at an public sale in California for $500,000.

The “Chaffey Faculty” Apple-1 went beneath the hammer on Tuesday at California auctioneer John Moran’s Postwar & Modern Artwork + Design public sale. While the sale value has been reported elsewhere at simply $400,000, the preview web page for the lot (above) and the lot’s webpage each checklist the sale value as $500,000.

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As we reported final week, the estimate for the machine was between $400,000 and $600,000 {dollars}. From our report:

The “Chaffey Faculty” Apple-1 lot is a part of John Moran Auctioneers’ ‘Postwar & Modern Artwork + Design’ public sale scheduled to happen on November 9. The Apple-1 is so-called as a result of it was purchased by a professor of electronics at Chaffey Faculty in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, in 1976, who bought it on to his pupil in 1977.
The lot reportedly consists of the unique NTI motherboard marked Apple Laptop 1 / Palo Alto, CA Copyright 1976, authentic capacitors and regulators, an Apple Cassette Adapter, and the unique ByteShop Apple-1 koa wooden case with Datanetics Keyboard Rev D. It additionally comes with a 1986 Panasonic video monitor, and the Apple-1 Fundamental Guide, Operations Information, and authentic MOS 6502 programming handbook, in addition to two Apple-1 software program cassette tapes with interval hand-written index card that includes the reminiscence places for the loading software program.

Solely 200 Apple-1 computer systems, designed by Steve Wozniak and assembled by Steve Jobs, have been ever made. They have been bought on the infamous value of $666.66 due to Woz’s love of repeating numbers. This explicit mannequin was purchased by a professor at Chaffey Faculty who bought it to his pupil a yr later. There are solely six recognized examples of the coveted Koa wooden case the Apple-1 is housed in, making this an ultra-rare collector’s merchandise.



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