Apple-1 computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs could sell for $375,000 at auction

Julie Clover

Apple-1 computers are collectibles by Apple fans and often sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars due to their rarity. A working Apple-1 computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs is up for sale this month at RR Auction, and the site expects the price of the machine to exceed $375,000.

There were only 200 Apple computers -1, produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976, and it is believed that there are only 60-70 of them left. The Apple-1 up for auction is listed as number 78. The device was originally sold at auction in 2018 after Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen restored it to original working condition.

When it was sold in 2018, the buyer paid $375,000, so it could potentially go away. even more this time. Bidding has now reached $220,000.

This Apple-1 computer has been restored to original working condition by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen. A detailed technical condition report prepared by Cohen is available to qualified bidders; he rated the condition of the device at 8.5/10 and confirmed the operability of the computer in August 2022. The most notable aspect of this Apple-1 computer is that it is documented as being fully operational, with the system running without failure for approximately eight hours in a comprehensive test.

There is a letter of authenticity that confirms the handwriting Jobs on the board, and it includes the original Apple-1, the original Apple Cassette Interface, the original instruction manual, a surplus ASCII keyboard from the same period, and a Sanyo 4205 open frame monitor.

< br /> Various Apple-1 computers that have appeared at auction over the years have sold for between $130,000 and $815,000 depending on the machine's history, components included, and condition. Apple-1 auction #78 will end on December 15, 2022.


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