Apple I Computer Fetches $387,750 at Christie’s Auction

In a recent event, Christie’s initiated an online auction featuring a rare Apple I computer, complete with its original manual, schematics, and a photograph of Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The auction concluded with the Apple I selling for $387,750, a figure below the anticipated $500,000.

Historically, Apple I units have garnered as much as $671,400 at auction.

This Apple I was just one of several pieces in a collection titled “First Bytes,” which included 10 significant Apple-related items. Other notable pieces in the collection were an Apple Lisa, a prototype Apple IIGS, and a 20th Anniversary Macintosh, of which only 12,000 were made.

The results of these auctions were also finalized today, with updates on the final sale prices pending.

[Via CNBC]

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APPLE-1 SELLS FOR $387,750

FIRST BYTES: ICONIC TECHNOLOGY FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ONLINE-ONLY AUCTION FEATURING VINTAGE TECH PRODUCTS INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL APPLE COMPUTER, APPLE-1

New York/London/Paris/Hong Kong – An original Apple computer, now known as the Apple-1, sold for $387,750 at Christie’s auction of vintage tech products, making it the highest priced item to ever be sold through Christie’s new online-only platform. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1’s ever assembled, inscribed with the serial number 01-0025 in black ink was designed and hand-built in 1976 by Steve Wozniak, who later signed his work “Woz.” Christie’s saw traffic to the First Bytes online-only sale page from 96 countries with 77% of the viewers new to Christie’s.

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