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Steve Jobs' prototype of Apple original computer is up for auction

The prototype on auction is the one that shaped the course of Apple.

July 28, 2022 / 10:19 AM IST
Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

The prototype of Steve Jobs' Apple-1 computer, hand-soldered by the tech giant's co-founder Steve Wozniak, has gone up for auction.

It is this prototype that shaped the course of Apple. Steve Jobs had used it to demonstrate the Apple-1 computer to Paul Terrell, the owner of the Byte Shop California, one of the first personal computer stores in the world.

Jobs' demo to Terrell had led to Apple Computer bagging its first big order.

"What Jobs and Woz had conceived as part of a $40 do-it-yourself kit for hobbyists became, at Terrell's request, a fully assembled personal computer to be sold at $666.66," Boston-based RR Auction, that is inviting bids for the prototype, said.