First Apple Computer May Fetch $240K

Original went for $666.66 in 1976
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2010 2:26 PM CST

(Newser) – An Apple-1—the first computer Steve Jobs put into production—is expected to fetch a hefty price when it's auctioned at Christie's in London later this month, reports the New York Post. The Apple-1 bears little resemblance to modern-day desktop computers—and even less to the sleek iPhone and iPad that Jobs makes today. He shipped 200 units in 1976 from his parents' garage without a casing, "keyboard, monitor or power supply," says a Christie's spokesman.

story continues below

But it "was the first home personal computer to feature a fully pre-assembled motherboard," he says. Enterprising '70s gearheads supplied the niceties. Christie's expects the computer, which also features the original packaging, manuals, and a signed letter by Jobs, to fetch $240,000—a far cry from the $666.66 it sold for in '76.
(Read more Steve Jobs stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.