These Are Some Of The First Apple Computer Photos Ever

These Are Some Of The First Apple Computer Photos Ever

This is a naked-but-assembled Apple-1 with an uncased keyboard

When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak first decided to make a computer together their first invention was the Apple-1. At first, the Apple-I was just a do-it-yourself computer making kit. Buyers would have to solder the chips onto the circuit board, then find other parts like the power supply, keyboard, and display.

As the owner of the Byte Shop in Mountain View California, Paul Terrell was approached by Jobs and Woz to sell their DIY computer kits. Terrell told them he really needed computers that are fully assembled and that he’d buy 50 Apple-1s if Jobs and Woz put them together. They struck a deal and Byte Shop became the first Apple retailers. Thirty six year later, Terrell recently posted pictures of some of the first Apple-1s ever. Check them out below:

These Are Some Of The First Apple Computer Photos Ever

These Are Some Of The First Apple Computer Photos Ever

The Apple-1 running the sort of program you’d write if you were learning to program in BASIC in the 1970s

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  • gaetanomarano

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    now a $500,000 value

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  • hanhothi

    Dam, I remember these. There were other bits of kit around that were a better deal (same today of course, Apple’s stuff is still grossly overpriced), so that was what I bought. But these shots bring back memories of the beginning of computers for people to use. At that time I was using punched cards on a mainframe. When the first of these little 8 bit computers came along, there was not much you could actually do with them!

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