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26. September 2018

Functional Apple-1 Computer Sells for $375,000 at Auction

A rare fully operational Apple-1 computer auctioned off by RR Auction at WeWorks in Boston today fetched a total of $375,000.

The Apple-1 came from a person who purchased the machine from The Byte Shop, the store where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak originally sold the computers for $666.66. The seller used the Apple-1 to learn BASIC and wrote small programs before he decided to hold onto it because it „could one day be a piece of computing history.“

Bobby Livingston, Executive VP of RR Auction said that the company was „thrilled“ with the price that the Apple-1 earned.

„We are thrilled at the price achieved and [...]

 
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23. August 2018

Rare Apple-1 Headed to Auction in September

The latest Apple-related auction will kick off on September 25, offering bidders the chance to get their hands on a rare Apple-1 computer. On sale by RR Auction, the Apple-1 is fully operational and one of around 70 Apple-1 computers that remain of the first 200 built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976.

Executive vice president at RR Auction, Bobby Livingston, says that the Apple-1 originates from a person who purchased it at The Byte Shop, the store where Jobs and Wozniak originally sold the computers for $666.66. The owner learned BASIC on the computer, wrote small programs, and decided to hold onto the Apple-1 after it became outdated, „realizing it could [...]

 
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6. Juni 2018

Charitybuzz Launches Auction for Rare ‚Duston 2‘ Apple I Computer, Valued at $600K

In its latest auction, Charitybuzz is offering one of the first models of the Apple I computer, a rare „Duston 2“ (via VentureBeat). Estimated at a value of $600,000, the Apple I computer is the original device that was built by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and their team in Jobs‘ parents‘ home in Los Altos, California in 1976.

The original Apple team is said to have built 200 Apple I computers and „less than 60“ are still in existence today, making the new auction extremely rare. The „Duston 2“ is operational and named after Adam Duston, one of its previous owners, and includes the original Apple I board, a modified Apple II [...]

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17. März 2018

Steve Jobs Employment Questionnaire Sold for $174,757 at Auction

A rare employment questionnaire filled out by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was auctioned off last week, earning an impressive $174,757.

Jobs filled out the questionnaire in 1973, just after dropping out of Reed College, where he attended school for approximately six months and then audited classes for another year and a half.

The document provided a rare look into Jobs‘ life at the time, with Jobs listing „english lit“ as his major and Reed College as his address. „Computer“ and „Calculator“ were listed as skills, along with „Design“ and „Tech,“ and Jobs said that he had special abilities that [...]

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