The auction is an online exclusive auction and ends July 9 2013. The Apple 1 is part of a number of other Apple antiquities, including the company’s first attempt of a word processing and spreadsheet program (on floppy disk of course), as well as a prototype portable computer that is somewhat much less ‘lightweight’ than modern day notebooks.
One of the First 25 Computers
According to a specialist at Christie’s Auction House the Apple 1 appears to be among the first 25 computers to be produced. The specialist notes that “It does not have a diamond NTI logo (the PCB manufacturer) etched into the front copper layer” which places the timing of production.
Signed by Steve Wozniak
With approximately just 200 Apple 1 computers being produced at its launch in July 1976, it’s a rare find but for it to be working and signed by Steve Wozniak it has a whopping estimated price tag of somewhere in the region of $500,000 ($300.000 already bid). A far cry from it’s original tag of $666.66 (monitor and keyboard not included).