Apple's First-Ever Computer Is Up For Auction
And the bids are already insane.
BY CONOR ALLISON | Aug 23, 2016 | Technology
While Apple gears up to launch the iPhone 7, an upgraded Watch and a new line of MacBook Pros, some people are hoping to spend a huge amount in order to get their hands on the company's oldest product.
Apple's first ever computer, the Apple 1, was made available in 1976 for the eye-watering price of USD666.66—almost five times the original amount in today's economy.
Now, anyone with a ton of disposable income lying around can get involved in an auction of the computer, with fundraising platform Charitybuzz hosting a selling.
Currently, the highest bid stands at USD500,000, which is expected to be doubled by the time the auction ends on Thursday.
It's estimated only around 200 Apple 1s were made, with 175 sold and 70 accounted for today by Apple enthusiasts.
This particular model appears to be one of the early computers actually hand-built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, which is why the final figure is expected to bring in such an unprecedented amount.
Known as the 'Celebration' Apple 1, Wozniak describes the computer as special because no known printed circuit boards of this type were ever sold to the public—making it a prototype or a pre-production unit.
From: Digital Spy.