Steve Jobs’ Apple-1, hand-soldered by Woz, auctioned for nearly $700K

An authenticated Apple-1 computer prototype from the mid-1970s, used by Apple co-founder and hand-soldered by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, has sold at auction for nearly $700,000.

Apple-1 prototype owned by Steve Jobs, and hand-soldered by Woz
Apple-1 prototype owned by Steve Jobs, and hand-soldered by Woz

The Associated Press:

The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one of the first personal computer stores in the world, Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement.

A Bay Area collector who wishes to remain anonymous made the winning $677,196 bid on Thursday, the auctioneeer said.

“There is no Apple-1 without this board — it’s the holy grail of Steve Jobs and Apple memorabilia,” said Bobby Livingston, RR’s executive vice president.

MacDailyNews Take: Even cracked in half, this one-of-a-kind board fetched 2/3rd of a million bucks!

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  1. In related news, the motherboard for the first Android phone ever made was sold for a record breaking price yesterday on the exclusive and upscale auctioneering site called eBay.

    Bidding was fierce, with 17 participants engaging in a harsh, no prisoners taken, bidding war.

    The lucky winner who was able to walk away with the rare, one of a kind item, came in with a bold bid of $1.43 USD in the final minutes of the frenzied auction. The remaining 16 bidders just couldn’t compete with the big spender who was ultimately successful in scoring the prized historical item. “This item will go down in history as a significant technical acheivement and is the inspiration for all modern phones made today”, claimed the winner, John Smith, while being interviewed in front of his domicile, a cardboard box.

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