Somebody purchased an Apple I, mounted it in a brief-case, and also marketed it half a million bucks at a proposal.
An initial Apple I computer system from 1976, developed by Steve Wozniak, was auctioned for ₤ 371,260 (almost $ 500,000) at Christies. The computer system is available in a brief-case and also has a devoted key-board.
Apple I did not have a very own situation. At one factor, an individual idea of mounting all these products in a brief-case.
Why Apple I is such a prominent computer system
It is approximated that about 200 such computer systems have actually been produced, yet the majority of have actually gone away. According to readily available details, there would certainly be just 68 such tools worldwide, and also the one cost public auction would certainly be the 10th computer system.
To fund the manufacturing of these computer systems, Steve Jobs offered his auto, a VW Microbus design, as well as Steve Wozniak offered his computer, an HP-65 version, for $ 500. The initial Apple I computer systems were acquired by the Byte Shop and also were cost $ 666 an item. A total amount of 175 systems out of an overall of 200 were offered and also the continuing to be ones were damaged.
This Apple I was bought by Rick Conte, that had actually purchased it for BASIC shows. He contributed the computer system in 2009 to Maine Personal Computer Museum, after that marketed in 2 rows to other individuals.
Consisted of in the public auction bundle were various other items of background: the initial handbook, a number of publications and also short articles concerning Apple I, the initial paperwork, yet likewise various other points like a PR-40 SWTPC printer.