Recently, the discovery of a rare and old Apple 1 computer made many tech headlines. The computer is apparently a highly-valued and rare pieces of machinery and it is said that there are only six Apple 1 computers left in the world. So, it shouldn’t be surprising to note that the computer was able to fetch a whopping $671,400 at an auction.
The Apple 1 machine is truly unique and historical in that it was the machine on which both Apple co-founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, worked together. The machine was created back in the early days of the company.
According to the details of the auction, the rare Apple 1 computer that has been discovered in Germany is still functional, which only adds further to its overall appeal and value. Interestingly, the person who was able to place the highest bid and take home the computer has chosen to remain anonymous.
However, we are told that he is a wealthy entrepreneur from the ‘Far East.’ Sales of Apple machines and devices from the early days of the company have grown frequent recently. It is fairly rare to come across a functional machine from Apple’s early days but if there happens to be one, it is usually sold on a fairly high-placed bid.
The reason is simply because Apple has turned into a brand which directly translates into value and quality. And based on this perception, a lot of importance has been associated with the achievements of Jobs and Wozniak in their starting days at Apple.