Dumped Rare Apple 1 Computer Sold at $200,000
A clueless woman dumped a rare Apple 1 computer at the recycling facility in Silicon Valley as reported by CNN. According to the recycling facility, all efforts are in place to trace back the identity and the street address of the woman. The recycling company confirmed that the rare computer racked up a total of $200,000 after it was sold to a serious collector.
The recycling company said that they wanted to give the lady her cut on the sale of the computer that is why they are trying to get in touch with her.
According to the firm, CleanBayArea, said that a woman has dropped off boxes of gadgets and e-waste exactly a month ago. The lady said that her husband has recently passed away and she had just decided to clean up the garage. Few weeks later, the cleaning firm opened the boxes and the recycling manager found the collector's item and then arranged the sale.
The rare find was Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's creation which is the multibillion dollar organization's first desktop computer, which the duo manufactured at the Job's garage in 1976. According to the report, there are about 200 Apple 1s that were built and an approximate of 50 units are believed to still exist and more than half of them are not in working condition.
Steven Wozniak was the father of Apple 1. He designed and conceptualized the first Apple computer, according to Apple History. It took Wozniak years to design the personal desktop computer. It was built in Steve Job's printed circuit-board. Officially released in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, the Apple 1 was based on MOStek 6502 chip in which most other computers were built from Intel8080.
The Apple 1 computer was not taken seriously when it was released and was sold through several small retainers and included only the circuit board.
It was cost at $666.66