If you want to get your hands on the original Apple 1 computer, which is still fully functional, you should go in Boston on Sept 25, and place your bid. Yes, one of the first Apple 1 computers as put together by the two Steves, Wozniak and Jobs is being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.
One of the only 60 of such computers known to still exist today is estimated to fetch between US$300,000 (RM1.23mil) and US$400,000 (RM1.64mil).
It is no surprise that an Apple 1 should sell at that price. Steve Jobs managed to get the first order for 100 Apple 1s to be sold at $500 each. He eventually sold 200 of them.
The computer, which was built in 1976, was recently restored and is billed as being perfectly operational. It comes with the owner’s manual, a new period-style power supply with original Apple-1 power cable and connector, as well as a keyboard and a period Sanyo 4205 video monitor.