Own a quarter-million dollar piece of Apple history [Apple-1]

The computer pictured here is one of the 200 original Apple-1 computers built by Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in 1976. It was the first personal computer that could be purchased fully assembled.

With its 8K of memory, 1.0 MHz MOS 6502 processor and cassette type read-write interface, it won’t do very much – but for the folks that would be interested in something like this it is more about the owning than the actual doing.

It has a lot going for it – it has a rustic carved wood case, comes in its original packaging and has a letter signed by the great man himself. The price tag might be considered a bit rich, but consider that it is currently selling for about 375 times the original price, some would consider it to be a worthwhile investment.

If you want it, head over to Christie’s of London who will be happy to let you take it of their hands for a lazy £150,000.


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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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