Vintage Apple I computer sold for record $844k at German auction
BERLIN (AP) - An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers - a functioning 1976 model - has been sold for a record 516,000 euros (S$844,000).
German auction house Breker said on Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.
Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. The auction house already sold one last year for 492,000 euros. It said the computer bears Mr Wozniak's signature. An old business transaction letter from the late Mr Jobs also was included.
The Apple 1, which was sold for US$666 (S$842) in 1976, consisted of only the circuit board. A case, a keyboard and a screen had to be bought separately.