Steve Jobs’ hand-numbered Apple-1 computer sold over $440,000

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In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak produced only 200 Apple-1 computers.

he fully functional Apple-1 computer, which was hand-numbered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, sold at auction this month for $442,118, well above the organizers’ $375,000 target.

In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak produced only 200 Apple-1 computers. Only 60 to 70 are believed to be left today, making these machines desirable for Apple collectors. Sold Apple-1 #78 restored to working order in 2018 by Apple tech expert Cory Cohen.

 Apple-1 computer
Apple-1 computer

The lot is accompanied by a letter of authenticity, as well as the original Apple Cassette Interface, the original instruction manual, an ASCII keyboard from the same period, and a Sanyo 4205 monitor.

In the past, Apple-1 computers have sold for up to $815,000, depending on the computer’s history and condition. The most expensive was the Apple-1 Celebration, which was not freely available.

Also auction site RR Auction sold a NeXT brochure signed by Steve Jobs for $18,210, an early 1988 NeXT computer for $6,094, and an Auburn University soccer ball signed by Tim Cook for $5,681.

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