Rare Apple 1 computer heads to auction in September: Report

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San Francisco, Aug 27 (IANS) The original Apple 1 computer, which is still fully functional, is set to go on sale in September and could fetch more than $300,000, the media reported.

Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the 1970s, the rare computer is being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction and is one of the only 60 of such computers known to still exist today.

“RR Auctions is preparing to take bids on a functioning, late “Byte Shop”-style Apple-1 model, with the expectation that it will go for more than $300,000. That’s about the same you can expect to pay for the speedy and sexy 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, among many, many other awesome things,” CNET reported late on Sunday.

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Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976.

The auction lot would include not just the motherboard but also the original manual and a period-style monitor and keyboard to fire it up to showcase how powerful an Apple computer was in 1976.

Apple 1 expert Corey Cohen restored the machine earlier in 2018 and has officially given this particular computer an above average 8.5/10 rating, according to Mashable.

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