“Earlier this summer, we reported on a ‘Celebration Edition’ Apple I that would be going up for auction,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac. “Initial estimates pegged a value of over $1 million for the computer, but the auction today came to a close with a final selling price of $815,000. 10 percent of the proceeds from the Charitybuzz auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

“The ‘Celebration’ Apple I model was unique in that it featured a blank ‘green’ PCB board, suggesting that it was not part of the two known production runs of the Apple I,” Miller reports. “This means that it was potentially built before the production runs, perhaps part of a pre-production test.”

Miller reports, “Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak confirmed himself that Apple never sold an Apple I with a blank PCB board, while historian Corey Cohen called this Apple I one of the “most unique” units he’d ever seen.”

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MacDailyNews Take: An iconic computer that also benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a win-win!

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