First Apple Computer Ever Exhibited.

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Apple’s very first computing device, the Apple I.

On April 11th, 1976 the first ever Apple computer was demonstrated at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.

The brainchild of Steve Wozniak, he and fellow Apple mastermind, Steve Jobs, sold their prized possessions to generate the relevant funding; a HP-65 calculator and a VM Microbus, respectively.

The Apple I came with a mind-blowing 4KB of memory, which could be double to 8KB with expansion cards.

Due to its rareness and the legacy it began, the Apple I has become something of a collector’s item down the years.

In 1999, a fully-functioning Apple I was sold at auction for $50,000, then in November 2013, a motherboard from an Apple I was sold to a private collector for $330,000 – it had the original hallmarks of Wozniak’s signature on both the box and board itself.


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