Rare Functioning Apple-1 Computer Headed to Auction in May

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  1. lunarworks macrumors 6502a

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    With that kind of money I could make a down-payment on a house in Toronto!
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Which I'd already corrected... you guys are just too quick!

    No problemo. The answers were funny, if not entirely informative. ;)
     
  3. kemal macrumors 6502a

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    I just want Apple to make a real computer again.
     
  4. JosephAW macrumors 6502a

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    I still have working and networked 128k and 512k Macs. We still use them every summer for our kids camp.
    Maybe someday they will be worth something. Even have an original 512k Apple cardboard box.
     
  5. MrGuder macrumors 68000

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  6. WRChris macrumors 6502

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    Was the title to this article cry about not getting what you want when you want it?

    I want my Mac Pro!!!
    I want my Mac mini!!!
    I want this, I want that!!!
    Until then, spam every article on the web.
     
  7. TheShadowKnows!, Mar 14, 2017
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    TheShadowKnows! macrumors regular

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    And, No soldered components! Except for the odd electronic bits: resistors and capacitors.
     
  8. smacrumon macrumors 68020

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    Priced like the devil back then, priced like a devil today. Ow, Apple. xo
     
  9. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming that Woz soldered every one of these personally. That would be a pretty cool bit of memorabilia.
     
  10. ocnitsa macrumors regular

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    Phil Schiller thinks it's sad someone is still using this.
     
  11. gbc204 macrumors regular

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    Hey, how soon until I can cash in my Powerbook 5300? It doesn't even catch on fire! (Probably)
     
  12. busuan macrumors newbie

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    Woz are secretly soldering more of these somewhere....
     
  13. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

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    Any of you haters that infest MacRumors care to guess what an original TRS-80 would go for? How about a Commodore 64? eBay is showing working Altair 8800s asking for $2000 or so. All of these were, according you haters, vastly superior to any Apple product ever produced. So why the big bucks for the first Apple’s? Stupid people? That’s your usual response.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors G3

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    You're correct. I can understand there are disgruntled past Apple loyalist on here, but every single thread is riddled with consistent Snark and hate. I think there's a time and place for complaining, but this thread and certainly not other threads deserve to have slap downs with whining, which takes away from the readers.
     
  15. Tech198, Mar 14, 2017
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    Tech198 macrumors G3

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    socketed chips .... How times have changed.... Now its all soldered crap. get the solder iron out for DIY stuff.

    Stuff was so much simpler back then.

    I would say around US$595.. Never check eBay for the source :)
     
  16. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Huh... fair enough, although I would've chosen a less satanic number [shrug]
     
  17. JamesPDX macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder what my 2012 Mini will go for in 10 years when there's nothing but iPhones.

    :apple: "What is an iPad?"
     
  18. Kabeyun, Mar 14, 2017
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    Kabeyun macrumors 6502a

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    ... / car / comic book / baseball card / vase / violin / etc.
     
  19. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Choosing a satanic number alongside having the "byte" out of the Apple (forbidden fruit) as new logo, was their (Jobs / Woz) way of expressing freedom of thought and fight against the status quo. A hippie thing.
     
  20. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    The manufacturer of the PCB.

    http://www.willegal.net/appleii/apple1-originals.htm

     
  21. vmistery macrumors 6502

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    I love seeing old kit. I love less seeing kit in a museum I still have plugged in to my tv such as my Sega MegaDrive (genesis I believe in the USA and other locations)!
     
  22. Mildredop macrumors 68000

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    "I am enclosing our mew catalogue"

    Seems autocorrect was rubbish in 1979, too.
     
  23. doctor-don macrumors 65816

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    "functioning" is a s t r e t c h !

    Got rid of the Apple ][ several years ago - after we had the Classic.
    Still have the GS, Classic and Performa.
     
  24. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    But you need at least 10%, sorry. ;):D
     
  25. Glideslope macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure they stated it correctly. The point being, of the remaining "functional Apple-1's" only a couple have the NIT Identifier. This will bring over $600,000 USD. :apple:
     

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