The Apple-1 wooden computer, the first computer that the technology company introduced to the market in 1976, was auctioned yesterday in Southern California, and its price can reach more than one million dollars.The company founded by Steve Wozniak did not produce And Steve Jobs only 200 “Apple-1s”, all assembled by hand at Jobs, and most of them sold at that time for $ 666.66.
The value of the copy offered at auction in the “John Moran” auction house in Monrovia, near Los Angeles, ranged between 400,000 and 600,000 dollars, but it may sell for more than that, according to what specialists expect.
A still working Apple-1 device sold for more than $900,000 in 2014 at an auction held by Bonhams. Expert Cory Cohen told the Los Angeles Times that 60 “Apple-1” devices have been counted to date, but only 20 of them, including those offered by the “John Moran” house, are still working. What increases the uniqueness of this copy is that its case is made of koa wood from the Hawaiian Islands, and it is one of only six devices equipped with wood of this type, according to the auction house’s brochure.