Someone Might Make $126K For Auctioning This Broken Apple I

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Should an Apple I still be worth $126k if it doesn't work?

The Apple I was the first computer built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs back in 1976. They only made 200 units, and sold them for $666.66, but if you happen to own one, you’re sitting on a small fortune.

An Apple I computer is set to be auctioned off at Christie’s on October 9th, and even though it’s inoperable, because it’s missing the required DRAM, the owner of the machine might get $126,000 for it.

What makes the Apple I so special — besides being  the first Apple computer — is that Steve Wozniak built each circuit board by hand, and there are only 50 Apple Is left in the world. Only 6 of those existing machines actually work, and one was just auctioned off in June for $374,000.

This particular Apple I is being sold by former Apple employee, Joe Copson, who tried to sell the Apple I on eBay last year for $179,000, but no one bought it. Christie’s has set the projected sales price range between $79,000 to $126,000.

Source: ComputerWorld