What you need to know
- An Apple-1 is available on eBay.
- It has a BIN of $1.75m but you can make an offer if you'd like.
- It's said to be in "almost perfect condition."
It isn't every day that a piece of Apple history becomes available to buy but that's the case right now. If you're willing to spend around $1.75 million, that is.
If you mosey on over to eBay you can take a look at what might the best Apple-1 I've ever seen. Its seller says that its in "almost perfect condition" which probably explains why it's listed for almost three times the usual going rate.
The auction includes a custom case and the seller says that they have kept the Apple-1 safe and sound since 1978. There are plenty of accessories to go with the machine including the Sony TV-115 display. Even so, I'm not sure the seller is going to get their $1.75 million. But if you're tempted they are willing to listen to offers.
I've checked the back of the sofa and put my $4.50 bid in. Fingers crossed!
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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.