Signed Apple-1 and Sealed Original iPhone Expected to Fetch High Prices at Auction

Apple-1 computers are some of the rarest and most expensive Apple-related collectors items that go up for sale, and RR Auction today announced a "Steve Jobs and the Computer Revolution" auction that includes an Apple-1 computer.

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The Apple-1 for sale is "undiscovered," as it was not on the known list of remaining Apple-1 devices until 2023. It was first used as a demonstration system at the Data Domain computer store in Columbus, Indiana in 1977. After that, it was given to the current owner.

The machine was signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and it is in full operational condition. There were around 200 Apple-1 computers produced in 1976, and 175 of those were sold. A limited number of the devices remain, and they can sell for upwards of $400,000. The Data Domain Apple-1 is considered an "exceptional and historic" example of one of the machines, and RR Auction expects it to sell for over $500,000.

An original, sealed iPhone is up for sale as well, notable as a sealed first-generation ‌iPhone‌ just sold for more than $63,000, quite a premium over the initial $599 retail price. Bids for the RR Auction model are already at $5,000, and it is expected to sell for well over $20,000.

Other items up for sale include notes handwritten by Steve Jobs, a Steve Jobs-signed check, a Steve Jobs business card, an Apple IIe, a Macintosh 128K prototype computer, an Apple Lisa, an Apple Computer stock certificate, an Apple Computer latch hook rug, a collection of Apple pins and keychains, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
8 months ago
Perfect item to go with my ride:

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mystery hill Avatar
8 months ago

expects it to sell for over $500,000.
Let’s not give Apple any ideas.

Introducing…iPhone Special Edition, for just $499,999.
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nwcs Avatar
8 months ago
These are things where it is better to be the seller than buyer. Good luck to the sellers!
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orbital~debris Avatar
8 months ago
Lovely to see a through-line from these very early Apple computers to the latest iMac in orange.
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erikkfi Avatar
8 months ago
I love old computers but the appeal of the Apple 1 is just lost on me. It looks slapdash and quite ugly. Still more attractive than a Twentieth Anniversary Mac, but those don't go for hundreds of thousands at auction.
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usagora Avatar
8 months ago
I remember seeing this video before and thought it might be the same Apple I, but it's not the same one:

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