Today in Apple history: Unique Apple-1 computer sells for big money

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Steve Wozniak shows off a "Celebration" model Apple-1, the rarest version of Apple's rarest computer.
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August 25: Today in Apple history: Rare Celebration Apple-1 computer sells for big money August 25, 2016: An ultra-rare Apple-1 computer raises $815,000 in a charity auction, one of the highest prices ever paid for one of the machines. Bidding actually reaches $1.2 million in the auction’s final minutes. However, that bid gets pulled seconds before a winner is announced.

The reason for the super-high price? This “Celebration” Apple-1 boasts a feature that did not appear on any production models of the computer.

$800,000 might snag you Apple’s first computer

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The Apple-1 was Apple's debut computer.
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Ever wanted to get hold of Apple’s rarest computer, and have enough cash to purchase a good-sized family home in many parts of the U.S. to buy it with? Then you may be interested in CharityBuzz’s new auction for one of the very first Apple-1 computers ever built.

Originally owned by a friend and associate of Steve Wozniak, Adam Schoolsky, the Apple-1 in question is one of less than 60 believed to still in existence.

Eddy Cue puts himself (and lunch at Apple Park) up for auction

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How could you resist lunch with this man?
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Do you a) like Eddy Cue, b) want a sneak peak of Apple’s spectacular new Apple Park campus, and c) have a truckload of money to spend?

If the answer to this is “all of the above” then you might be interested to hear of a new Charitybuzz’s latest auction — offering a lunch date with Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Dine with Tim Cook at Apple Park … for a fee

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Tim Cook will wine and dine you -- for a price.
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Want to have lunch with Tim Cook at the brand new Apple Park campus?

If you answered “yes,” and you happen to also be in possession of tons of disposable income, you’re in luck — because that’s what is being auctioned off as part of the 10th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Spring Auction on Charitybuzz.com. And it’s already open for bids!

Bids for Apple-1 computer built by Steve Jobs pass $500,000

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Could this become the most expensive Apple-1 to ever sell at auction?
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Online bids for an original Apple-1 computer, reportedly built by Steve Jobs, have passed $500,000.

The so-called “Celebration” Apple-1 comes with period correct power supply, original Apple-1 ACI cassette board, Apple-1 BASIC cassettes, original marketing material, and the most complete documentation set of the known Apple-1 boards. Only around 60 Apple-1 units are thought to still exist today.

Apple I charity auction could top $1 million

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This Apple 1 board is one of a kind.
This Apple 1 board is one of a kind.
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An incredibly rare and unique Apple I computer is set to hit the auction block next week, and it could break the record for the most money ever paid for one of Jobs and Woz’s first computers.

CharityBuzz revealed today that it will auction off an original Apple 1, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Because the circuit board on the item up for auction is rare even among the 60 or so surviving Apple 1 computers left in existence, it could pull in more than $1 million.

Lunch with Apple’s new rockstar exec is up for auction

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Bozoma Saint John at WWDC this year.
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Tim Cook isn’t the only Apple executive who’s willing to have lunch with fans in an effort to raise money for charity. Bozoma Saint John, chief of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, is auctioning off a “power lunch” in aid of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.