An Apple-1 computer from 1976 failed to sell at an auction in London – The Sun

An original Apple home computer from the 1970s, with no screen and just 4KB of memory, had been expected to fetch £80,000 when it went under the hammer at Christie’s auction house.

However, even Apple’s most loyal fans decided it wasn’t quite worth that much.

The Apple-1 personal computer, one of the earliest Apple machines, failed to sell.

The 1976 machine was greeted with a top bid of £32,000 – more than £15,000 shy of its reserve price of £50,000.

The result will surely come as a huge disappointment to the all-conquering brand, which is often mocked for over-charging fans for its products.

The Apple-1 went on sale in July 1976 with a retail price of US$666.66 (roughly £415).

It was originally sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or monitor, with buyers supplying their own.


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An Apple-1 computer from 1976 failed to sell at an auction in London
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