Apple 1 is a piece of history from 1976, in which it made its debut as the first widely available computer in history that supports a keyboard and monitor. One of its copies will be auctioned at the RR Auction for a price of $ 300,000.
I would like to point out right away that this is damn little! At this point, there is talk of just over 50 original Apple 1s, and in the case of the one that is to be auctioned, we are talking about fully functional equipment. Admittedly not very powerful, because with 4 KB of RAM, 1 MHz processor, but still a beautiful collector’s item. In the case of this particular copy, we are dealing with a refurbished Apple 1 computer with a keyboard, monitor, original user manual … and more. The set will also include the necessary cables, a new, but stylized for ancient times, power supply and Apple Cassette Interface.
The copy, which will go to the auction on September 13 (this will last until September 24), has already passed 8 hours of operation tests. So it is quite a unique item that will easily break the $ 300,000 mark. It is enough to recall the year 2016, where the Apple I prototype sold for 815,000 dollars. So I bet something around 450/500 thousand for the hero of this post. Ultimately, this will turn out to be on September 25, because then there will be a full-fledged live auction. The earlier one will be done electronically.