A piece of history is going up for auction, and computer lovers are going to freak out.
It has been revealed that a fully restored Apple-1 Computer will hit the market this fall, but those who want this gem are going to have to pay a pretty hefty price. The computer was designed by none other than Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in the 1970's and has been restored to all of its glory.
Every big #idea starts somewhere. Just look at the legacy of the #Apple Computer 1! iGEN would love to get our hands on one to complement our own big idea, the i2 smart furnace. @TorontoSUNPromo https://t.co/2Jmv25jjKk#technology #innovation #HVAC #future pic.twitter.com/2RIyLuTeZ7— iGEN Technologies Inc. (@iGEN_Tech) August 31, 2018
The Apple-1 machine was restored by Corey Cohen earlier this summer and although it will likely not be used on a daily basis it is quite the collector's item. There were only 220 of these old-school models made and to date, there are about 60 left, but not all are in working condition. If you are interested in getting one of these bad boys you are going to want to act quickly as they are dwindling down.
According to Mashable, auctioneers at Invaluable are expecting the fully restored Apple-1 to be auctioned off for anywhere from $300,000-$400,000. Oh yes, that is a hefty price someone is going to have to pay. However, the website also notes that the same computers have been auctioned off in the past with winners paying between $130,000 to over $800,000. Even if the upcoming auction doesn't render as much as the auctioneers predict, the price will not be cheap.
Number of day: 60— Gottfried Egelkamp (@tradingpapst) August 30, 2018
The us auction house rr auction is currently auctioning a legendary Apple 1 computer - about 60 pieces are still to exist. The estimate is at $ 300.000 The Apple Founders Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak built around 200 computers.........https://t.co/3Jcp18iMHX pic.twitter.com/z1kzOgt9aD
The auction is expected to take place at WeWorks in Boston on Sept. 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m ET. Details for the item include original Apple-1 board, all the original manuals, the keyboard, video monitor and pretty much any other original items Cohen could find to go along with the machine when it was being restored.
Apple has been making a lot of headlines these days, but the news one of their old-school computers from the 1970's is going to be auctioned off is generating some good buzz for the company. It proves that even if the technology is out of date, Jobs and Wozniak designed an outstanding, long lasting product all those years ago. Perhaps the company still has some of their genius in it today.
What do you think about the Apple-1 being auctioned off for such a hefty amount of money? Would you spend that much cash on an old computer?