Apple-1 computer fetches $905K at auction

One of the earliest Apple-1 computers was sold at an auction recently, where it fetched 905,000 dollars, making it the most expensive Apple computer ever.

Sold at Bonham’s History of Science auction in New York to The Henry Ford museum complex in Dearborn, Mich, the computer was bought at 750,000 dollars and adding the buyer’s commission, it’s total price amounted to 905,000 dollars, the Fox News reported.

Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, which has 26 million items in its collection, said that the computer was very crucial for their collection since it was very rare and focused on great American traditions like “innovation, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.”

The device was one of the first 50 Apple computers to be made by the company’s co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976, and the Apple-1 which was sold in 2013 at an auction in Germany had made a little fewer than 672,000 dollars.

As per the Apple-1 Registry, there were only 63 surviving authentic Apple-1’s, out of which only 15 are believed to have been successfully operated since 2000.

The computer was sold by John Anderson, founder of the AppleSiders Apple user group in Cinncinati. (ANI)