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Historic Apple-1 computer bought for $365,000

In previous auctions, one Apple-1 sold for as much as $905,000 and another for $671,400

IANS  |  New York 

Historic Apple-1 computer bought for $365,000

— the Cupertino-based tech giant's first computer which debuted in 1976 and kicked off what would eventually become the world's most profitable company — has been bought by an unidentified person for $365,000.

According to a Fortune report, house Christie's sold the original and working computer at an at its New York City office last week.

Although there were similar computers on sale from other manufacturers, came with a pre-assembled motherboard, which "put Apple far ahead of its competitors", according to Christie's listing.

It is speculated that the recent sold at a lower price as it wasn't a "pure" machine with extras like a green case and a different computer chip.

In previous auctions, one sold for as much as $905,000 and another for $671,400.

According to Christie's, nearly 50 historic computers still exist, with many being displayed at museums around the world like at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 15:05 IST