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First Apple Computer Sells for £570,000

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We know that top-of-the-range Macs can be a bit pricey, but this is taking it a bit far.

One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family garage after the Byte Shop gave them their first order. Their creation was financed by the sale of Jobs' VW Microbus and Wozniak's HP-65 calculator. A fairly wise move, looking back.

Back in the day it would have cost $666 (£416) - but that's inflation for you (and possibly the company subsequently becoming the most famous brand in the world).

The computer, model number 01-0070 and still in a working condition, sold to an unknown buyer, although Reuters speculated that it was the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry knew a thing or too about design and innovation too - so probably a worthy home for it.

(Images: SWNS)

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