An Apple computer sold at auction for the equivalent of 30 years’ minimum wage

Update December 17, 2022: The auction has taken place and the final price of the machine has reached $442,118, much more than the $375,000 announced by the experts.

If you don’t know what to do with your hundreds of thousands of euros sleeping in your bank accounts, go to RR Auction. The American auction organization is currently offering a sale of a historic Apple item. The latter could reach more than $375,000 according to experts in the field.

Collectors will snap it up

Why such a price tag? Because it’s a rare piece, an Apple-1 computer numbered by Steve Jobs himself. This is the 78th example of only 200 produced by former Apple CEO and his sidekick Steve Wozniak from 1976.

© RR Auction

In addition to its historic nature, which should interest any fan of history and technology, the PC offered for sale was restored by Corey Cohen, an expert in the repair of electronic devices. Thanks to his work, the machine is to this day fully functional. The technician also rates the animal’s condition as 8.5 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being new or near condition and 0 being the worst condition of wear.

Steve Jobs Apple Computer 1 logic board

© RR Auction

This Apple-1, copy 78, has already been sold at auction before. It was in 2018 that its current owner won the right to take it home $375,000.

Currently, the auctions have already exceeded $240,000. You should know that several Apple-1s have already been sold at auction in recent years, including one for $130,000 and another for $815,000. In reality, everything depends on the condition of the machine, as well as the documents and specifications that come with it, expert certificates, special details (e.g. Steve Jobs signature), extra accessories that are supplied, etc.

If you are interested, go to the RR Auction website (in the source) without delay, the auction for this Apple-1 #78 ends on next December 15. - Official app – Official app

By: Keleops AG

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