The last vintage computer sells for N65m

The machine, hand-built by Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, still works. When the Apple 1 launched, it marked the true beginning of the home computing era.

The last Apple 1 computer known to have been personally sold by Steve Jobs from his parents' garage in 1976 has sold at auction in London for £230,000 (N65,626,944.09).

To build the first prototype, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sold his HP calculator (then a hi-tech luxury) for $500.

Jobs famously sold his VW van for $250.

Apple 1 paved the way for the PC era – despite having a mere 8k of memory and being able to show only a few characters on screen.

It was among the first computers to come pre-built – each unit being hand-soldered by Wozniak himself, with more than 50 chips attached to a circuit board.

Users still had to add their own power supply, casing, keyboard and display.


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