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Apple 1 sells for a whopping $387,750 in online auction

New Delhi, July 11: One of Apple's original computers, known as the Apple 1, was sold for $387,750 in a Christie's online auction. It's the highest priced item ever sold in one of Christie's online-only

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 11, 2013 11:59 IST ]
apple 1 sells for a whopping 387 750 in online auction
apple 1 sells for a whopping 387 750 in online auction

New Delhi, July 11: One of Apple's original computers, known as the Apple 1, was sold for $387,750 in a Christie's online auction. It's the highest priced item ever sold in one of Christie's online-only auctions. Bidding on the most recent Christie's auction began at $300,000.




The computer was built in Steve Jobs' parents' garage and designed by Steve Wozniak. There's no monitor, but Christie's says that the device is still functional.

"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 said in a statement.
 
Only 200 Apple I computers were made, making the systems a rare collectors item. Between 30 and 50 units are believed to exist till date.

When the Apple I was first released in 1976, the computer sold for $666.66.

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