Original Apple Computer Fetches $500,000 At US Auction

An original Apple computer has sold for $500,000 at auction in the US. Built by Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in 1976 the rare - and still functioning - Hawaiian koa wood-cased Apple-1 is one of only 200 made and sold in kit form. The PC was sold by John Moran. Auctioneers in California on November 9th. The sale included user manuals and Apple software on two cassette tapes. The koa wood case of the auctioned model was added by a pioneering early computer retailer ByteShop which took delivery of around 50 of the Apple-1 machines. The computer has only had two owners a college professor and his student to whom he sold the machine for $650.

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