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Original Apple Computer Sells for $365,000

An Apple 1 computer personally sold by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the 1970s has been sold an auction for $365,000. The machine – which is fully operational – was originally sold in a Californian garage by Jobs in 1976 and is one of less than 50 that are thought to still exist. It appears to be the only one personally sold by Jobs.

The machine sold for what has been called a surprisingly low figure after auction house Christie’s valued it at $400,000 – $600,000. The Henry Ford organisation had paid just over $900,000 for one of the machines earlier this year. The Apple Computer –which is now known as Apple 1, was hand-made by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak was the other co-founder of Apple, and his machine sold for $666.66 when it was first launched. Manufacture of the computers was funded after Jobs sold his VW van and Wozniak sold a calculator for $500.

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