Want to own a piece of computing history? This is your chance to pick up Steve Jobs’ original Apple-1 Computer A prototype, which was hand-soldered by Steve Wozniak. It was back in 1976 when Jobs used this prototype to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop, one of the first personal computer stores in the world. The rest is history, literally.
This one demonstration resulted in The Byte Shop placing a large order with Apple Computer. Jobs and Woz previously conceived the Apple-1 Computer A as part of a $40 do-it-yourself kit for hobbyists until Terrell request it be a fully assembled personal computer to be sold for the ominous $666.66 USD. So, Wozniak later placed Terrell’s purchase order for fifty Apple-1 computers and called it the biggest single episode in all of the company’s history. Check it out here now. Then there’s these transparent Apple AirPods and 29W MacBook Air charger prototypes.
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The board has been matched to Polaroid photographs taken by Paul Terrell in 1976 showing the prototype in use, first published by Time Magazine in 2012 and also covered by Achim Baqué of the Apple-1 Registry. This Apple-1 prototype, listed as #2 on the Apple-1 Registry and considered ‘lost’ until recently, was examined and authenticated in 2022 by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen,” said RR Auctions.