Built in a garage 45 years ago, it could now be worth a million dollars. We are talking about the “Chaffey college” Apple-1, the ancestor of the Mac, as well as the first computer to have been built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The specimen, placed in a precious wooden case and still functioning, was auctioned in California.
The so-called “Chaffey college” Apple-1 is one of the 200 computers produced by Steve Jobs with Steve Wozniak at the beginning of their career. The very rare device, which comes with a 1986 Panasonic video monitor, has had only two owners. The first was an electronics professor at Chaffey College in the city of Rancho Cucamonga (California), the second a student of his, to whom he would sell it after the purchase in 1977.
International analysts speculate that the unusual Apple computer, the first to be marketed by the Cupertino giant, could be sold for over a million dollars. While Wozniak and Jobs sold their hand-assembled “masterpiece” for just $ 666.66. Of all the Apple-1s produced, only twenty are still functional. This benefits the auction which, combined with the Koa wood case typical of the Hawaiian Islands, transform the old Apple into a piece of contemporary art.