Auctions will take place for the next Apple-1 computer. It is expected that it will fetch at least $500,000.
Because of its history, this Apple-1 is worth more than other Apple-1s. It was soldered by Steve Wozniak personally in 1976. Second, the motherboard was once used by Steve Jobs to show it to Paul Terrell, the Byte Shop owner who became the first Apple-1 retailer. Corey Cohen, an expert on Apple Computer A, confirmed that the prototype was indeed authentic.
Gleichzeitig ist dieses Prototype inoperable, if not damaged.
The prototype was in the Apple Garage’s possession for many years until Steve Jobs gave it to him about 30 years ago. Some of the chips and some other components were taken out of their sockets. These were likely to be used in early Apple-1 computers.
The crack runs from the PSU in the upper right corner to the bottom of the board, to the right A15. Although the missing piece was supposed to be lost, Paul Terrell’s photos of the entire board can help you reimagine it. The Apple Computer A prototype featured three orange Sprague Atom capacitors instead of the Big Blue ones used in production. This was one of its distinguishing characteristics.
The price of the news has risen to $278,000.