Another rare Apple I computer from the 70s has been auctioned by Christie’s Auction House. The Apple I, signed by company co-founder Steve Wozniak, brought in $387,750 in an online auction.
Only 200 Apple I computers were made, making the systems a rare collectors item. Between 30 and 50 units are believe to still exist.
The final price was less than was predicted, as observers thought it would do as well as a working Apple I did at an auction in Germany earlier this year, which sold for a final bid of $671,400. Bidding in the Christie’s auction started at $300,000.
The system is one of the first 25 Apple I computers ever assembled. It is inscribed with the serial number 01-0025 in black ink.
When first released in 1976, the Apple I retailed for $666.66. That bought customers a unit hand-built by Wozniak.