Unique Apple computer sold at auction for huge money

The Apple Computer A prototype was sold at RR Auction. It was from this board that the history of Apple began. The lot was purchased by a San Francisco resident who chose to remain anonymous. He offered $677,196 (about 40 million rubles at the current exchange rate).


The uniqueness of this board lies in the fact that it was personally assembled by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976, and later it was used to demonstrate the capabilities of the Apple-1 computer to potential buyers. It is known that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak brought this board to Paul Terrell to convince him to purchase a batch of computers to sell in The Byte Shop. This board has several differences from the serial version of Apple-1 computers. It says “Apple Computer A, © 76”, while later on the boards printed “Apple Computer 1, Palo Alto, Ca., Copyright 1976”, and the place of some contact pads that appeared later, wires are used.

To everyone’s sadness, the board did not survive to this day in working condition, a piece of textolite was broken off, and along with it some components and contact pads were lost. If not for this damage, the value of the rarity could be much higher.


Source: iGuides.ru by www.iguides.ru.

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