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First Apple computer sells for insane amount

First Apple computer sells for insane amount

Apple has come a long way since 1976. Today we have MacBooks, iPads and of course, iPhones that can do pretty much anything you could ever imagine.

A wealth of information is available to you in nano seconds, in the palm of your hand, all thanks to these revolutionary Apple products.

But like everyone and everything, Apple had to start somewhere. That somewhere was at Steve Job's childhood home, partly in the garage.

It was there that Jobs and Steve Wozniak put together the Apple 1 computer prototype, which is by many, considered a "holy grail item."

The word on the street is that only 70 models of The Apple 1, painstakingly put together with Wozniak's own two hands, exist.

So when "one of the first, if not the first ever" Apple 1 computer prototypes went to auction, how much do you think it fetched?

Believe it or not, it didn't get as much as was expected. There were around 80 bidders and the final sale was for $815,000.

It was purchased by Glenn and Shannon Dellimore who said they plan to tour universities and schools to "help inspire young people."

It's not a record by any means, as a working Apple 1 computer sold for $905,000 back in 2014. An auction spokeswoman also told the BBC that there was a last-minute $1.2 million bid, but the bid wasn't placed in time. On top of that, 10 percent of the proceeds are headed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Watch the promo video below from the auctioneers themselves to learn even more about the fascinating Apple 1 computer.

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Source: BBC.com
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