NERD NEWS: THE FIRST EVER APPLE COMPUTER COMES UP FOR AUCTION

08 June 2012

By Isolde Roche

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A rare working example of Apple's first computer is up for Auction from Sotheby’s New York  - the Apple I  will be up for auction along with the original cassette interface, operating manuals and a rare BASIC Users’ Manual. Designed in 1976, by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, The Apple 1 allowed user to ”type letters on a keyboard rather than through a panel of lights and switches.”

Most major retailers were not interested except for Byte Shop, a small chain who ordered 50 units at $500 each.

Only 50 exist and the Apple 1 is expected to fetch upwards of $180,000 USD (approx. £115,500) when it becomes available on June 15.

Get bidding!

This comes after Ashton Kutcher was mooted to star as Steve Jobs in an independently produced biopic.

 

Spot the difference below:

 

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via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/05/first-apple-computer-up-for-auction.html#ixzz1wXaRFc3s