Apple devices are highly coveted products, but if we talk about original pieces such as an Apple I , the desire is even greater, especially for collectors.
This is what happened at an auction, where the first computer created by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs with a starting price of $70,000, has ended up for a total of 210,000. The proceeds will go to charity, so the cause of the auction is very positive.
On the equipment itself, it is restored and they have used new parts because of the lack of some originals, like the wooden box that concentrated the components. Something that has been solved in the best possible way.
One of the curiosities of the first computer created by Apple, is that it was only 1 year in production, being discontinued in 1977, of which, only 200 units were sold. It is believed that 45% of the units distributed around the world are still in more or less good condition. Its original price was $666.66 , a really high price for the time, where today, it has been sold for $210,000.
The auctioned equipment has had to receive some love, as some components were damaged by the passage of time or had simply disappeared. For the electrical components, original parts have been replaced with more modern ones that are compatible. In the case of the wooden box, it has been replaced by an aluminium one with the engraving of Apple I.
It should be noted that the Apple I auctioned is 100% functional, where it is accompanied by a monitor of the time created by Sanyo, specifically the model VM4209. All this accompanied by the documentation of the previous owner, something that offers more value to the product.
Do you keep any Apple equipment that might be a collector’s delight?