Genuine Apple computers made by Steve Jobs and Wozniak to be auctioned

Genuine Apple computers made by Steve Jobs and Wozniak to be auctioned

An original Apple computer, handcrafted by company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak 45 years ago, will be auctioned in the United States on Tuesday (9/11).

Apple-1 still works and is the forerunner of the Macbook which is expected to sell for up to US $ 600,000 (roughly 8.5 billion rupees) at an auction in California. The Apple-1 was one of 200 computers that Jobs and Wozniak created when the company started out in a garage that has now grown into a giant $ 2 trillion company.

What makes it rare is that the computer is encased in koa wood, a native Hawaiian wood rich in solder. Only a handful of the 200 original Apple computers were built this way. The Apple-1 was primarily sold as a component by Jobs and Wozniak.

“A computer store that has taken delivery of about fifty units has decided to pack some of them in wood,” said the auction house. “It’s kind of a holy grail for collectors of antique electronic furniture and computer technology,” Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen told the Los Angeles Times. “It makes him really appealing to a lot of people.”

Auctioneer John Moran said the device, which featured a 1986 Panasonic video monitor, had only been owned by two owners. “It was originally purchased by an electronics professor at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Who then sold it to his students in 1977,” says an ad on the auction house’s website. at auction. (M-4)


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