CHRISTIES ARE SELLING AN APPLE 1

Christies Are Selling An Apple 1
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CHRISTIES ARE SELLING AN APPLE 1



Written by Robert Foster
24 Monday 24th June 2013

In Christie’s latest auction, “First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century,” one of the lots is an original Apple I. This Apple I, one of the first Apple computers ever built, was made in 1976 and includes an 11″ by 14″ green plastic apparatus covered by an array of memory chips. About 200 were made, and only 30 or so are still around. The Apple I offered eight kilobytes of memory when it debuted, which ain't a lot. The starting bid is set at $300,000, around 450 times more than its retail price of $666.66 USD — pre-sale estimates reckon this is going for as much as $500,000 USD. My advice would be to get an Air instead, the new one has 12 hours battery life!

The Apple IIc looks pretty sick though:

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