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The "Holy Grail": Jobs' Apple-1 Computer Prototype Auctioned for Nearly $700,000

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This image provided by Boston-based RR Auction, shows an authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s that a Bay Area collector, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the winning $677,196 bid on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.
Image courtesy of Boston-based RR Auctions, certified by Apple -1 Shows a prototype of a computer from the middle. - A 1970s Bay Area collector who wished to remain anonymous, on Thursday, August 18, 2022, when he sold for $677,196. RR AUCTION PHOTOS /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Boston — Mid-1970s certified Apple-1 A computer prototype sold at auction for about $700,000.

The prototype dates back to 1976 when his Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold his Apple-1 to his shop owner, Paul, in Mountain View, California. Used to demonstrate to his Terrell. Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement

that a Bay Area collector who wished to remain anonymous sold him for $677,196 on Thursday, the auctioneer said.

Bobby Livingston, Executive Vice President of RR, said:

This board matches a Polaroid photograph taken by Terrell in his 1976, showing a prototype being used. Also accompanying the sale was his 13-page report, inspected, authenticated and notarized by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen.

The prototype sat in the property of the Apple Garage for many years until he was handed over to a seller by Jobs about 30 years ago.

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