BOSTON – One of the first computers that Apple has ever made, will be auctioned. The device still works, says auction house RR Auction, which hopes for an amount of $ 300,000, almost 260.000 euros. The buyer gets the original motherboard, without modification, and an authentic operating manual.
The founders of Apple, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, had in 1976 and 1977 about two hundred computers built. That they did in the childhood home of Jobs. That computer was named Apple I. Wozniak was responsible for the design and construction, Jobs had arranged for the sale and the delivery. The computers were sold via a shop in the neighborhood for 666,66 dollars. There are about sixty copies, but most do not.
Wozniak and Jobs had together as teenagers to get to know. They came up with the name of their company after a visit to an apple orchard. Wozniak left Apple in 1985, but still gets each year a fee of the company and remained a shareholder. Jobs was a billionaire, Wozniak. His property is estimated at about $ 100 million. A third founder, Ronald Wayne, left the new company after a few weeks. He was for 800 dollar buyouts, because he did not feel in risk. His interest, 10 percent of Apple, is now 100 billion dollars worth.
Apple is now one of the largest companies in the world, with a market value of about a thousand billion dollars.
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