|May 25, 2013, 09:42 AM||#1|
Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record Auction Price of $671,400
The New York Times reports that a working Apple 1 computer has sold at auction in Germany for a record $671,400, breaking the previous mark of $640,000 set last November at the same auction house. That November record has eclipsed an earlier record of $375,000 set less than six months earlier.
Update: The New York Times now notes that the Fred Hatfield who was the original owner of the machine was not the former Major League Baseball player and instead was a New Orleans resident who sold the machine in non-working condition to a private buyer for $40,000 earlier this year. The buyer repaired the machine and flew to California to have it signed by Wozniak before placing it up for auction.
Article Link: Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record Auction Price of $671,400
|May 25, 2013, 10:06 AM||#11|
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
|May 25, 2013, 10:06 AM||#12|
Macs have always been expensive, but this is ridiculous, that's it, I'm getting a linux PC! It doesn't even run Mountain Lion!
In all seriousness it's almost certainly a fine investment given the historical impact Apple have had and are still having on the world.
I really wish Apple would use the option key a little more, and the command key a little less.
|May 25, 2013, 10:24 AM||#19|
|May 25, 2013, 10:29 AM||#20|
|May 25, 2013, 10:42 AM||#22|
Would of been a lot more of an appealing story if it sold for $666,666
approximately x1000 of its $666.66 selling price 37 years ago.
"To downgrade to Windows 7 for a price, or to run both Windows 7 and Mac OS X for the same price? That is the question"
|May 25, 2013, 10:43 AM||#23|
It is an Apple computer. I'm not sure if it was ever really called an Apple 1 computer, just like the very first Macintosh is just called Macintosh and nothing else, the first iPod is called iPod and nothing else, the first Pentium processor was called Pentium and nothing else.
|May 25, 2013, 10:55 AM||#25|
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