Would You Buy the Apple I – Famed Computer Up for Auction

Rare Apple I computer up for Auction
Rare Apple I computer up for Auction

Want to buy the famed Apple I computer? Well you better get your wallets out because it won’t come cheap.

One of six original Apple computer that still works will be bid upon Saturday in Cologne, Germany. Auction Team Breker (which, by the way, REALLY needs a new website built for them) sold an Apple I back in November 2012 for $640,000 and now they are planning to do it again. You can see the Auction Lot 14 Apple I here

From the Auction description: This is the sensational 1st product of today’s highest-valued company (approx. 600 billion US$). – The “Apple 1” was designed and handmade by Steve Wozniak in the famous “electronics heaven” of “Silicon Valley”, USA, and was marketed in April 1976 by Wozniak and Steve Jobs through electronics retail chain, the “Byte Shop”, which bought the first 50 units. – The “Apple 1” was always delivered as a motherboard only and is seen here with the very rare original “NTI” sign. The peripheral equipment such as power pack, keyboard, monitor and cassette recorder had to be obtained personally by the user. “Apple” never offered a housing; every user had to make his own. – The “Apple 1” was the 1st PC in the world with monitor and keyboard access!

Bidding will start at $116,000 (90,000 Euros). Many will expect this Apple I will get as high as $400,000 or more.

There are many other items up for auction if you don’t want (or can’t afford) the Apple I computer. The Rare Six-Digit “Pascaline” Calculator By B. Pascal, a Curta “Type I” Calculator, The Calculus bu American computing machine, Laytons Improved Arithmometer and much more.

Oh yeah. Winning bidder also has to pay for shipping…

About J Powers

Podcaster, Blogger, IT Specialist. Been working in IT for over 15 years. Supported Windows 95 upon initial Launch and have worked in desktop, server and Web site support roles. Started Geekazine in 2007 and launched 5 shows from it. Speaker on many topics in Podcasting and technology. Also a musician.

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