Ultra-rare Apple-1 sells for the price of 8 Mac Pro computers
What you need to know
- An ultra-rare Apple-1 has sold at auction.
- The final price came in at over $450,000.
- For that, you could have bought eight Mac Pros.
An ultra-rare Apple-1 computer has sold at auction for over $450,000.
Last week, the incredibly unique machine surfaced over at RR Auction in Boston, where it was reportedly expected to fetch more than $300,000. The lot was described as a "fully functional" Apple-1 computer with all accessories and components in tow. The Apple-1 was also featured on an episode of Pawn Stars.
As noted by MacRumors, the Apple-1 was made by Steve Wozniak, who reportedly made 200 of the devices, selling 175 of them.
According to the item's description:
Bidding on the device closed yesterday, with the winning bid coming in at $458,711.25 including buyer's premium. There is no indication at this time as to who bought the device. For that monstrous price, the buyer bagged the working computer along with an Apple Cassette Interface, a terminal keyboard kit, a period monitor complete with wooden display case, power supply, TV modulator and copies of the operation manual.
Of course, for the price of $458,000 they could have bought eight fully decked out Mac Pro computers, with plenty of cash leftover.
The most expensive Apple-1 auction is believed to have fetched over $900,000.
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