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.
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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