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The wooden model of Apple's first computer will fetch more than $ 1 million at auction

The wooden model of Apple’s first computer will fetch more than $ 1 million at auction

Worship, even legend. The Apple-1, the first computer model to be sold by Apple since 1976, was auctioned off in Southern California on Tuesday, November 9, and could fetch more than $ 1 million (approximately 60 860,000).

Founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, the company produced only two hundred Apple-1s in total, all collected by hand at Jobs, most of which sold for $ 666.66 at the time.

The copy, which was auctioned off by the John Moran auction house in Monrovia, near Los Angeles, is valued at $ 400,000 to $ 600,000, but experts say it could still sell for more. A working Apple-1 was sold by Bonhams in 2014 for over $ 900,000.

In 1977 a student bought it from his teacher

Cory Cohen, Celon L’Expert, That has been questioned by the press Los Angeles Times, Sixty Apple-1s listed to date, but only twenty of them are still working, including the one sold by John Moran Home.

The original Apple-1 in the proposed lot

The copy is very original because it features an exotic wooden box called Goa, native to the Hawaiian Islands, which has a place in sales dedicated to contemporary art and design. There are only six known examples of Apple-1 with Goa housing. According to John Moran’s home schedule.

The proposed lot includes the original Apple-1 “NTI” motherboard, connector and power cables, and the 1986 Panasonic video monitor.

In 1976, the Apple-1s were one of the first personal computer models to be assembled (especially with components already soldered on the motherboard), but they were often sold without a case or keyboard.

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The copy, purchased at the time by a professor at Safi College, went on sale Tuesday, “Like the Holy Grail for collectors of electronics and vintage computers”, Corey Cohen promises. This professor sold it to one of his students in 1977, who kept it to this day and chose to remain anonymous.

World with AFP