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Apple-1 Sells For $210K

Apple-1 Sells For $210K - An Apple-1 computer, constructed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage in the mid-1970s, sold at an auction this week for $212,267.

Only around 200 of the early Apple-1 computers were ever made and sold for about $666 in 1976.

This particular model didn’t come with casing, a monitor, keyboard, or even a power supply. It was pretty much just a motherboard with 8K RAM plus interfaces for a keyboard and video.

Marco Boglione, an Italian national, bought the device during a Christie’s auction in London, according to the Associated Press.

His brother Francesco Boglione told AP that the “first time I had heard of the idea of a personal computer, it was from Marco,” adding that Marco purchased the archaic device as he “loves computers.”

The Apple-1 models were discontinued in 1977.

Wozniak also attended the auction and added an autographed letter to it.

"Today my heart went out as I got to see things auctioned off like the Turing documents and the Enigma machine — and the Apple I," Wozniak told AP. "It really was an important step ... I didn't feel that way when I designed it."

Apple-1 Sells For $210K

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