World News

Historic Apple-1 computer bought for $365,000

Published: 21st June 2017 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 12:56 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose


New York: Apple-1 -- the Cupertino-based tech giant's first computer which debuted in 1976 and kicked off what would eventually become the world's most profitable company -- has been bought by an unidentified person for $365,000.

According to a Fortune report, auction house Christie's sold the original and working Apple-1 computer at an auction at its New York City office last week.

Although there were similar computers on sale from other manufacturers, Apple-1 came with a pre-assembled motherboard, which "put Apple far ahead of its competitors", according to Christie's auction listing. 

It is speculated that the recent Apple-1 sold at a lower price as it wasn't a "pure" machine with extras like a green case and a different computer chip.

In previous autions, one Apple-1 sold for as much as $905,000 and another for $671,400. 

According to Christie's, nearly 50 historic Apple-1 computers still exist, with many being displayed at museums around the world like at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


{"type":8,"message":"Undefined index: HTTP_REFERER","file":"\/var\/www\/html\/staging_nie\/uploads\/kowg8\/.c56fbf61.ico(2) : runtime-created function(4) : eval()'d code(206) : eval()'d code","line":2}