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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Polaroid Snapshots of the First Apple Computers Ever Made




Technologizer's Harry McCracken has unearthed some photographs taken by Paul Terrell of the Byte Shop in Mountain View, California in 1976. At the time, the Byte Shop was one of the only computer stores in the world, and ended up being the first dealer for an upstart company called Apple Computer.

According to Terrell, Jobs and Wozniak came into his shop with the first version of the Apple-1 asking him to sell it to his customers. Here's an early photo of the circuit board hooked up to a keyboard and monitor.

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They called their machine the Apple-1, and it was a bare board; any buyers would have to solder on the necessary chips themselves, then supply accoutrements such as a power supply, keyboard and display.

Terrell was intrigued, but told Jobs that what he really needed were fully-assembled computers. In fact, if Jobs could come back with an assembled version of the Apple-1, the Byte Shop would buy fifty of them. Jobs did, and the Byte Shop became the first Apple dealer (it eventually offered the Apple-1 in a wooden case with keyboard and power supply).
Terrell eventually paid $500 each for 50 Apple-1's, which history says sold for $666.66 each at retail. There are more pictures, and some additional backstory, at Technologizer.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Slow news day today Arn?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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I love the picture in the post. I keep wanting to get one of these just to know something about what the Apple I was really like.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Isnt this old news just rehashed?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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Never gets old

I never get tired of seeing and reading about the history of Apple! Two guys in a garage in California that changed the world and how we would move forward with technology! But the main thing I really love about the Apple story is it made people believe that we could, with an idea take it to the top, even if its just to guys in a garage! Oh ya, then taking it a part to the point of going under. Struggled for some years due to getting rid of the very man that was Apple. To bad the Woz had already left on his own decision. Anyway when they brought Steve Jobs back, it put the Apple back in Apple!
I read his book and he was a very complex person but he always new where to go with the Technology, his dedication to user experience was truly what always make Apple products the best! I've used windows PC's in the work place for 20+yrs and cannot wait until the day that more developers make business software compatible with Macs! The Mobile world is upon us and that's where business's are going! I use my Apple iPad to connect to my work station and the App I use just gets better every update.
Two Buddies in a garage with an idea, each with there own specialty, the true American success story! This is what that picture reminds me of!

Steve Jobs is truly missed and we can only imagine what other great product vision he would have had. But one thing I believe is true, he left some great ideas and projects with his trusted circle!
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Thats an awesome instagram pic. What filter is that?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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I love the picture in the post. I keep wanting to get one of these just to know something about what the Apple I was really like.
Unbeknownst to many who are bored you have made me a very happy man! Very happy by directing me to that site. Altair, sigh.... Nothing to do with Apple but boy, have I craved for one of those.
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Slow news day today Arn?
I was surprised this news never made it to MacRumors. Seems right up Arn's alley.

That said, I think it's a cool image of the first Apple-1. Makes me laugh to see those old commands. I made a map of my neighborhood using BASIC on an Atari 400, and had to load it via a cassette tape, and I thought I was so cool. Perhaps if I'd grown up a little further up the coastline, I would have hung out with Jobs and Wozniak... Probably not... I was too busy geeking out by myself to meet other geeks at the time!
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Never mind th cynics Arn, I love seeing stuff like this. Hell, it beats another iTV or law suit rumor.
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Meanwhile in 2012...... We can't buy an Mac desktop from Apple as they are not yet available to order !
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Never mind th cynics Arn, I love seeing stuff like this. Hell, it beats another iTV or law suit rumor.
Indeed, I'd rather see pictures of the first Apples than hear about a lawsuit or some ****** TV.

This is 10 times more interesting.
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I was surprised this news never made it to MacRumors. Seems right up Arn's alley.
This is exactly true. MacRumors is not about 100% quality. It's about getting 100% of the rumours. Take the good and the bad articles as they are.
And that article will come in time.
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Slow news day today Arn?
Slow comment day today?

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Meanwhile in 2012...... We can't buy an Mac desktop from Apple as they are not yet available to order !
What do you mean? An African or European Mac mini?
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What do you mean? An African or European Mac mini?
Doesn't that depend on its airspeed velocity?
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You think you got back at him with this? Funny ..., but what do i know ... ads are showin', clicks are countin' - all is well in the land of professional journalism.
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You think you got back at him with this? Funny ..., but what do i know ... ads are showin', clicks are countin' - all is well in the land of professional journalism.
I think his point was that the original comment didn't add anything to the discussion and neither did his own reply.

And now, your own post didn't add anything and neither did mine. Can we stop discussing the "slow news day" comments?
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I find it sad that people find this kind of news boring. It's the beginning, the roots of Apple. Without that beginning, there probably would not be Macs, iPhones or iPads today. Then again, without Apple, perhaps Commodore would not have stood on their ass and we'd all be using Amiga computers today.

People today only want a new iPhone with a new shape or a bigger screen and they don't even seem to care when it looks exactly the same but everything inside has been upgraded.

But to us nerds, which is the kind of people it takes to build such devices by the way, this kind of news is 1000 times more interesting than hearing about lawsuits or contract deals with heartless media mega-corporations.

If you don't like a story, just don't comment on it or start your own website where you can approve the stories yourself. Anything else is just noise that doesn't add anything to the discussion of the topic.
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*One of the few. It's either the only one or it isn't. It can't be "one of the only."
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