Apple-1, the first computer made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs and fellow founder Steve Woznaik, has been sold at an auction in Christies for £133,250.
The computer, which comprises of a fully assembled motherboard, some extra peripherals including a microprocessor, RAM and a letter signed by Steve Jobs himself is still in its original box and has been purchased by Mario Boglione, a collector from Italy.
The Apple computer, which started to retail at $666.66 in 1976, came without a keyboard, monitor and power supply. Apple discontinued the model in 1977. It is estimated that around 50 Apple-1 models survive in the world today.
Steve Woznaik said in a statement to tech news site Cnet after the auction: “Today my heart went out as I got to see things auctioned off like the Turing documents and the Enigma machine--and the Apple-1. It really was an important step, (even though) I didn't feel that way when I designed it.”