Launched in 1976, the Apple-1 is one of the rarest and most coveted models by Apple collectors. A rare unit of Apple’s first product is up for auction by RR Auction At the “Steve Jobs and the computer revolution” event.

According to the statement, this part is not included in the list of 62 devices remaining in the series until 2023. The circuit board of the model is signed by Steve “Woz” Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.

The Apple-1 unit was used as a promotional system by US computer store Data Domain in 1977, before reaching its current owner. Although almost 50 years old, the machine is still in full use..

Initially, about 200 Apple I units were produced by Apple in 1976. So the brand documents reveal that only 175 computers were sold at the time.

Due to their rarity, other Apple-1 devices have previously sold for over US$400,000 (about R$2 million in current direct conversion). As an “extraordinary and historic example”, RR Auction expects the Data Domain model to sell for more than $500,000..

Other auction rarities

The “Steve Jobs and the Computer Revolution” auction also includes other rare Apple items and the legendary founder. For example, 1st generation iPhone unit still in its original sealed packaging It must be auctioned for more than US$20,000 (R$103k).

The RR Auction event has manuscripts, a business card, and even a check signed by Steve Jobs. It is also possible to purchase an Apple Ile (Macintosh 128K prototype), an Apple Lisa, and a collection of branded keychains and brooches.

Source: Tec Mundo

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