As the first personal computer developed by Apple, Apple I computer to the course today is a valuable. However, even such a precious master machine, sold for $ 1.0 million is also some not too expensive? Well, today we come to explore this & ldquo; God Machine & rdquo; the story behind it.
One million US knife God Machine
Time went today, Apple has developed to such a huge scale, its influence throughout the world, naturally has numerous loyal fruit powder. Because of this, those from the early Apple electronic equipment with a high collection value, each field will always appear in the auction caused a heated debate.
Interestingly, the charitable company CharityBuzz a month before the Apple I computer began to put on the official website of the auction. This is a fact, leaving only the motherboard machines starting price was $ 255,000, but after the past month, people bid has reached $ 505,000.
& Ldquo; CharityBuzz very glad to be able to auction Apple I computer in the world only to the most unique, I am afraid it may be that the original station. & Rdquo; company CEO Coppy Holzman said.
The price of more than $ 500,000 has been very impressive, but we need to know, before CharityBuzz given price valuation reached $ 100 million, or participate in the auction antique machine in Apple is likely to be the largest amount. Since the auctioneer dare price, then it is definitely a quite confident. Why is this so? Because this table is likely to be Steve Jobs Apple personally participate in the assembly.
God Machine Why so expensive
Even if this station Apple I and the final price did not reach $ 1 million valuation, this does not mean that CharityBuzz overestimated its value. Corey Cohen is an expert versed in Apple's history, is the world's few experts able to distinguish genuine antique apple and fake. According to him, the Taiwan Apple I & ldquo; like a unicorn general precious & rdquo ;.
We have to start from the summer of 1976. Daniel & middot; Kete Ke (Daniel Kottke) has just graduated from college and want to find a job. So he had found a spiritual went to India Jobs, Apple has become the company's original twelfth staff & mdash; & mdash; he later also been known by the people of this title.
In fact, for Kete Ke, the job is silly, because he had to stay in the garage, kept assembled Apple I computer. Jobs was found in Mountain View, a computer retail store called Byte Shop willing to sell their Apple I, but on condition that within 30 days to provide up to 50 units. Jobs The approach is part of a computer manufacturing company responsible commissioned, and the rest is done by Apple's own employees.
It is also because of this, these were later sold price of Apple I computer basically through Kete Ke hands. Of course, this is not this Apple I so valuable. We know that Apple I tape via software to make their runs, but on this device with a tape, you can see Kete Ke own handwriting to confirm it assembled the date summer 1976, that is, He said it was among the first Apple I in one.
This is still not its most attractive place. Through study, Cohen found that some components and other types of equipment with the money on this Apple I motherboard used is not the same. He speculated that the main purpose of this station is likely to be Apple I test memory chips, memory power to find the best solutions and most cost-effective memory options.
Experts said, because at the time such a test is not able to do a set of hardware hackers, so this station Apple I must be one of Apple's early prototype, developed and tested, it is very likely that Jobs himself.
Such a precious early prototype, another Steve Jobs personally involved, there is no doubt this Apple I have a high collection value, fanatical Apple fruit powder and researchers appeal can be imagined. Charity Website dare to hit $ 1 million valuation, which was by no means incomprehensible.
In 2014, Henry & middot; Ford Museum spent more than $ 900,000 a huge sum of money to buy the Apple I, but in Cohen opinion, CharityBuzz up for auction this board just do not look at it than that Taiwan Apple I machine to much more precious.
We'll want to know who bought the land legendary Apple I motherboard, but its original owner is not willing to give his name. We can understand that, in his January 2000 at a price of $ 18,000 to buy it. After the auction, the owner plans to donate a portion of proceeds Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is understood that this device has been used to develop a program to learn Spanish.
Apple I was Apple established after the launch of the first personal computer. It consists of Wozniak, co-founder of the design and development, because it is handmade, Apple I differ from future Apple products, stylish and elegant, typewriters general appearance seemed more simple. It needs to connect the TV as a monitor, and its function is relatively limited.
Of course, Apple I value is not always so high, it entered the market more than a decade later, only those developers still need to develop programs of antique aircraft, or simply to pay attention and collectors will buy it. Apple's in big trouble in the nineties of last century, Apple even became very cheap.
However, when in the hands of Steve Jobs Apple's gradual recovery, Apple finally started to rise. Especially after Jobs died of cancer in 2011, its value began to soar. It is estimated that there are only 60 to 70 sets of the world's Apple I computer, but also able to work on only six of the & mdash; & mdash; which will undoubtedly further enhance their selling price.
Daniel & middot; Kete Ke has been something people remembered, but also because I do not know why Steve Jobs did not intend to give his old friend any pre-emptive rights. Woz explained that Steve Jobs did not want such benefits to people who are not engineers. Anyway, he had hand has such a product worth millions, but also a sense of pride.
Those Funny Apple Auctions
And Apple say those related auction items inside, perhaps the greatest significance of these three should be the creation of Apple's file it. This file consists of Steve Jobs, Wozniak and Ronald & middot; these three co-founder Wayne signed. We not Tiwei En what is not a loss, just looking at the paper, a new era of history arises spontaneously. This document auction price reached $ 1.6 million.
These rainbow-colored Apple Logo from 1993 to 1997 have been linked to Apple's Infinite Loop headquarters in the east of Building III, made of foam and fiberglass. Unlike Apple Logo now have the sense of the future, they can give you a more old-fashioned feel. Perhaps Steve Jobs and little to it, although very interesting, but their 2014 final transaction price is only $ 35,000.
Apple executives the opportunity to meet and can auction? What does not sell these days! If a bid of $ 610,000, in 2013, when you can, and Tim & middot; Cook sharing coffee time, do not know exactly when the auction winner and Cook have talked some Han. In fact, Eddie & middot; library Iraq lunch time there are auctions, but the price is $ 10,000 in much weaker than Cook.