sothebys apple 1 computer auction estimated to fetch 180000 fmlis

If you’re interested in owning a piece of history, Sotheby’s is current auctioning off one of the six existing and working Apple I computers which is expected to fetch a staggering $180,000. For those unfamiliar, the Apple I computer was developed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976. It was demoed at the Homebrew Computer Club and was eventually sold to Paul Terrel who decided to place an order for 50 units at $500 each, which was considered to be a lot of money back then. Described as the first ready-made personal computer, we’re not sure if it would translate to $180,000 today, but then again that could be the price one might have to pay for a piece of tech history.

Anyway it seems that there are six remaining models out of the 50 originally built that are still working, so this would be one of them. Either way if you’d like to take a look at some of the photos and to get more details on the auction, head on over to Sotheby’s websitefor the run down. The auction itself will be held in New York on the 15th of June, so if you think you have $180,000 to spare, you might want to head on over and start placing your bids!

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