Apple-1 computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs sells for over $440,000 at auction

Julie Clover

A fully functional Apple-1 computer, hand-numbered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, sold at auction this month for $442,118, more than the suggested price of $375,000.

A total of 200 Apple-1 computers were produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976, and it is believed that only 60 by 70 remain, making the machines the perfect collectible for Apple fans. The sold Apple-1 #78 was in working condition, restored to working order in 2018 by Apple expert Corey Cohen.

It came with a letter of authenticity, confirming Steve Jobs' handwriting on the board. in addition, it came with the original Apple Cassette interface, the original instruction manual, an additional ASCII keyboard from the same period, and an open Sanyo 4205 monitor.

Apple-1 computers in by, depending on machine history and condition. The most expensive Apple-1 we've seen sold to date was the “Celebration” Apple-1, which is a blank green circuit board that was not sold to the public and was not part of a known production run.

Besides hand-numbered Apple-1 that sold for over $440,000, RR Auction also sold a NeXT pamphlet signed by Steve Jobs for $18,210, an early 1988 NeXT computer for $6,094 signed by Tim Cook Auburn University. football for $5681.

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