Jobs-Owned Prototype Apple-1 Computer Goes To Auction

A unique Apple-1 computer prototype owned by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is up for auction by RR Auctions.

Apple-1 computer goes to auction

The copy, labeled “Apple Computer A,” belonged to Steve Jobs and was used as a demo by Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California. The circuit board was soldered by hand by Steve Wozniak and matches photos taken by Terrell in 1976. On the Apple-1 registry, the machine is ranked number two and is considered lost until Corey Cohen, an Apple-1 expert, it has verified .

RR Auctions describes that the specimen has some damage. The prototype is labeled “Apple Computer A” and has a different processor, and lacks the protective green coating found on Apple-1 computers. The auction is now live and due to the rarity of the piece, the price is expected to reach around $500K.

The official list can be found on the RR Auction website.

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