Steve Jobs allegedly owned the original Apple-1 prototype, which is currently offered for auction. The co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, also manually soldered the priceless object. The 13- page study by Cohen will be included in the auction, which is anticipated to bring in at least $500,000.
Origin of Apple Computers Company:
The Alleged prototype of the Apple-1 is a rare artifact that is now up for auction. It is considered the very first and most valuable product of Apple company. The historic piece was made by the names Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Later on, these names on April 01, 1976, placed the building blocks of the company which was called Apple Computer Company. As a result of a one-third markup on the $500 wholesale price, the alleged prototype of the Apple-1 went on sale in July 1976 for US$666.66.
Apple Inc Today:
Today, Apple Computer Company is renamed Apple Inc. It is a huge international firm in today’s world, with a peak market worth of up to $3 trillion. In accordance with Apple News, the business is now well-known for its stylish iPhones, iPads, and Mac PCs. Now it is a multinational technology firm with its headquarters in Cupertino, California, that focuses on Apple software, internet services, and consumer devices.
As of June 2022, in agreement with Apple News, Apple Inc is the greatest corporation in the world by market capitalization, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales, and the second-largest maker of mobile phones. Apple is the largest technological company by revenue (totaling US$365.8 billion in 2021). Together with Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta, it is one of the Big Five American IT firms.
The Alleged prototype of the Apple-1 is an 8-bit desktop computer called the Apple-1 released by the Apple Computer Company now Apple Inc. in 1976. Later on, the Apple-2 came after it, in the year 1977. It is said that Jobs used and demonstrated it to Paul Terrell, the proprietor of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, in 1976. After that, Terrell bought 50 Apple-1 computers to be sold at $666.66 each following that demo. Apple received its first significant order, according to the listing.
Steve Jobs Apple-1 auctioned:
The Apple-1 prototype that was said to be used in this demonstration is currently for sale at Boston-based RR Auction with current bids at $278,005. Furthermore, the auction house has solid evidence to support that. According to RR Auction,
“This prototype was given over to its current owner by Steve Jobs about 30 years ago after spending years on the “Apple Garage” property.
STEVE JOBS CHIP AUCTIONS start on July 20 and will continue till August 18. The initial bid is $50,000. However, none have up until now been filed. RR Auction believes that the prototype will fetch a premium price at auction due to its scarcity despite the damage. Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak first envisioned The Alleged prototype of the Apple-1. The auction listing on the RR Auction website describes the computer as a $40 DIY kit. According to Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, “There is no Apple-1 without this board,” the holy grail of Steve Jobs and Apple artifacts.
The Sydney Powerhouse Museum’s collection currently has The Alleged prototype of the Apple-1 on exhibit. One of the 200 computers that were constructed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Patty Jobs, and Daniel Kottke was created. However, there is an issue with the equipment in question. The auctioneer claimed that Steve Jobs might have removed some of the parts and placed them in another device. In 2014, the price of an Apple computer from the first generation was $9,05,000.