A fully functional Apple-1 computer, is going up for auction next month. Only 200 were originally produced by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs during 1976 and 77, which sold at the The Byte Shop computer store in Mountain View, California. They sold about 175 of them in total, but only 60 are believed to remain in circulation. The one that goes up for auction next month is special because it is now restored to working condition by June 2018 by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen
The most remarkable aspect of this Apple-1 computer is that it is documented to be fully operational: the system was operated without fault for approximately eight hours in a comprehensive test,” according to the auction house.
Another thing that makes this particular Apple-1 unique is that there aren’t any modifications to the board. The fact that this one is untouched suggests that it might have been acquired by someone who wanted a fully functional computer without having to modify it—unheard of in the 1970s, but it’s the very thing that Apple would become most associated with in the 1980s.
Pre-bidding for the rare computer starts on September 13, 2018 and continues until the live auction, which will begin on September 25, 2018. It is to be noted that The first Apple computer was sold for $666.