What you need to know
- An original Apple-1 computer has gone on sale for $1.5 million on eBay.
- The seller says it's a fully functioning original and was built by Steve Jobs and the Woz.
An extremely rare Apple computer has gone on sale on eBay at a listed price of $1.5 million.
First noted by IGN, the listing is for an 'APPLE 1 Original 1976 Computer System 1st Steve Wozniak designed computer'. From the seller:
The seller claims that as the second owner, they took possession of the device in early 1978 when a customer traded it in for a newer Apple II. The Apple-1 even has its original Byte Shop KOA wood case, of which there are reportedly only 6 known surviving originals, many of which are in museums. The system is reportedly in perfect condition with no repairs or modifications and is said to be fully functioning.
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