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First Apple computer sells for € 157,000

The very first Apple computer, the Apple I, was sold for $ 210,000 (€ 157,000) yesterday at auction house Christies in London.

The computer from 1976 was purchased by the Italian businessman and collector Marco Boglione.

The Apple I offered is including the original packaging, manuals and a signed letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Wozniak himself was present at the auction and added his own signed letter to the winning lot.

The Apple I was invented and designed by Apple executives Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and sold from the garage of Jobs’ parents. In 1976 the Apple I was sold for $ 666.66 (€ 487.76) and only 200 such models were ever made.

When the Apple I was introduced in 1976, it was the only personal computer to come with a fully assembled motherboard, making it ready to use straight from the box.