Rare Apple 1 computer goes under the hammer


The first of its kind

The Apple 1 was only delivered as a motherboard, however this computer was the first of its kind to be a fully assembled circuit. Previous motherboards were sold as kits with over 60 chips for hobbyists to build, whereas the Apple 1 was sold complete.

However, the peripheral equipment such as a power pack, keyboard, monitor and cassette recorder had to be bought separately from alternate suppliers. Apple also didn’t offer housing for the motherboard, which had to be purchased elsewhere.  

The Apple 1 was the first PC in the world with access for a monitor keyboard access. The Breker auction house says that the peripheral items featured in the auction are authentic and correspond to the motherboard as recommended by Apple.

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