Record-setting Apple I auction

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Back when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were just two unknown Steves, they built a computer that they called the Apple I.

Apparently only six functioning Apple I computers still exist, and one of those went under the hammer at a German auction house this past Saturday. It fetched a record-setting $668 000 (about R6.4-million). Not bad for a machine with 4KB of memory and a 1MHz processor – and no display. Think about that, next time you say that the new iMacs are expensive.


Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.