Another Apple 1 Headed to Auction with $125,000 Estimate

Back in June, we noted the sale of one of only about 50 Apple 1 computers still in existence. That unit, which sold at auction for approximately $375,000, was reported to be one of just a handful of functioning Apple 1's in existence.

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The Daily Mail now reports that another Apple 1 is headed to the auction block in early October, but with this unit being non-functional it has been estimated to fetch a lower but still substantial £80,000, or roughly $125,000.

The iconic original is on offer at a Christie’s auction in central London on October 9 and comes from the estate of Joe Copson, a former Apple employee.

The rare opportunity to buy an original is expected to attract worldwide interest from museums and private technology collectors.

Rare machines such as the Apple 1 appear on the market infrequently, although there has been an uptick in listings as owners have seen last year's passing of Steve Jobs and Apple's popularity as good reasons to sell. In addition to the functional Apple 1 sold earlier this year, Apple's founding documents were also sold at auction for nearly $1.6 million late last year.

The Apple 1 was originally priced at $666.66 at its release in 1976, with only about 200 of the units having been produced. Roughly 30 to 50 of them are believed to still be intact.

Top Rated Comments

TimTheEnchanter Avatar
152 months ago
I threw mine away because Mountain Lion wouldn't run on it. Apple's legacy support sucks!

;)
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
152 months ago
Bet Safari was snappy on that. :o
Well done. We would also have accepted "Steve would never have allowed this..." :D
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
152 months ago
For people who have nothing better to do with their money.....:rolleyes:

hey, if the Kardashians can buy toilet seats for $100.000. this does not seem too bad :D
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G51989 Avatar
152 months ago
Prob like a 65mhz cpu with 1mb of ram, 325mb of storage haha

No, not even close. Your thinking of a 486, about 1500 times more power than an apple 1
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Krazy Bill Avatar
152 months ago
I'd sell mine but then I'd have to share the TRS-80 with the wife. :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hik Avatar
152 months ago
Woz can buy it, fix it (probably the only one in the world who can) and sell it for $750k (just for having Woz's touch).

$630k in a few hours, not bad :cool:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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