Got a spare $7,500? Put it to good use and buy a disk signed by Steve Jobs

Macintosh floppy disk
Macintosh floppy disk (Image credit: RR Auction)

What you need to know

  • A floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs is up for auction.
  • It's expected to sell for at least $7,500.
  • If we all check our sofa cussions we might be able to buy it together.

It isn't every day that something signed by Steve Jobs pops up for auction, but today is one of them. Right now you can bid on a Macintosh floppy disk signed by the Apple co-founder himself.

RR Auction currently has the disk up for auction (via 9to5Mac) and it's expected to bring in at least $7,500. That's a lot for a floppy disk, especially one you probably can't use. But boy oh boy do I want it.

Macintosh System Tools Version 6.0 floppy disk, signed in black felt tip, "steve jobs." In fine condition, with slight brushing to the ink. A hugely desirable format for Jobs's seldom-seen autograph—known as a reluctant signer, he often declined to comply with the requests of collectors. As a piece of Apple's iconic Mac OS software, boasting Jobs's elegantly stylish lowercase signature, this is a museum-quality piece of computing history.This item is Pre-Certified!Please contact us for pricing on a third-party full letter of authenticity. No extra postage and no long delays!

Maybe if we all check our pockets and sofa cussions we can buy it together. Sound good?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.