Apple-1 PC

Apple-1 computer to be auctioned at Christie's

An original Apple-1 computer is to go up for auction at Christie’s in London.

The rare PC, known as Apple-1, serial number 22, comes from the estate of former Apple employee Joe Copson.

Christie’s said Apple-1 was designed in 1976 and each model hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs, who was CEO of Apple until his death last year, suggested a number of improvements and handled its sale and marketing.

Christie’s said the pair famously invested all they could to finance the first Apple creation, with Jobs selling his only mode of transportation, his VW, and Wozniak his HP-65 calculator to generate funds for the project.

The computer will go up for auction on 9 October and is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £80,000.

James Hyslop from Christie’s said: “This is the computer that started Apple, now recognised as the most valuable company in the world; its significance in making computer technology accessible for all cannot be undervalued.”

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