On the website of the auction house RR Auction were exhibited absolutely unique and rare lot — the first computer model, the Apple I, which, as we know, was entirely designed by Steve Wozniak. According to the description, the device is fully functional and has not undergone any modifications.
It is reported that the exhibited device has been thoroughly tested and restored:
The Apple I was entirely given to its original state. Comprehensive technical report on the state of the computer will be available for everyone to purchase this lot. According to experts, as the device is rated 8.5 out of 10. One distinctive feature of this instance is that it is fully functional — computer tested for several hours, and no failures were detected. Use exclusively original accessories. This lot was not subjected to any modifications on the system Board.
The set exhibited the Apple I also included:
- Original motherboard.
- The original cassette interface, ACI.
- Original instruction manual.
- Instructions for cassette interfaces, ACI.
- An ASCII keyboard.
- Monitor Sanyo 4205.
- Power supply and cables.
The auction house expects to get for this computer is around 300,000- $ 600,000. Anticipated bidding will begin on 25 September at 23.00 Moscow time. The rates for this computer can be placed online on the website Invaulable.
Recall that the last lot of Apple I was sold in June 2018. The cost then was $ 210,000.