The first computer manufactured by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has become a coveted object of desire for collectors. Shows it the price record in an auction in Germany, where the Apple I, fully functional, managed to sell $671.400.
That figure exceeds the previous record auctions of this type of objects, which was another Apple I, which sold for $640,000 last year. Collecting old computers and consoles seems to begin to bear fruit to their fans.
According to the New York Times, the only thing that is known about the purchaser of this computer is that it is a “successful entrepreneur of the far East”. The previous owner of the Apple I, a software engineer who bought it earlier this year who originally purchased it, made some minimal repairs He managed to make the Apple I work, when before did not.
That anonymous engineer, which bought the computer for $40,000, He has won a major benefit. And the original purchaser, Fred Hatfield, an electrical engineer who showed it with the original letter signed by Steve Jobs, could only congratulate you. “Well by it. It is who fixed it and who has managed to sell it for all that money”.
Taking into account that the Apple I originally sold for $666,66 -about $2,700 today, the revaluation of that first computer Jobs and Woz has been spectacular. Collectors of vintage gadgets, attentive!
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