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Apple's first ever computer to be auctioned for £100k

by LLB Editor
15th Jun 12 1:52 pm

Apple’s first ever computer will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York for more than £100,000 today.  

Conceptualised by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple 1 hit the markets in 1976 and was sold for $666.66.

The computer was made up of a circuit board, some microchips, a keyboard and had four kilobytes of memory.

“When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs presented the Apple 1 Computer to the Homebrew Computer Club in 1976, it was dismissed by everyone but Paul Terrell, the owner of a chain of stores called Byte Shop,” said Sotheby’s in its catalogue.

“Terrell ordered 50 computers for $500 apiece, insisting that the circuit boards come fully assembled rather than as DIY kits similar to the Altair, and Jobs and Woz managed to produce the requisite computers in 30 days.”

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