Apple’s 1970s historic, fully functional Apple-1 computer designed and built by Steve Jobs is set up for auction next month.
Boston-based RR Auction will be setting up a completely functional Apple-1 computer for an auction in September. The computer is among the only 60 or so left of the original 200 that were designed and built by Apple's founder Steve Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977.
Associated Press reports that the rare computer was reinstated to its original condition and brought back in an operational state by Apple expert Corey Cohen. In a test, the system was operated without any fault for about eight hours, and Cohen even gave Apple-1 an 8.5/10 rating based on its current condition.
The soon-to-be auctioned computer even includes the original keyboard from the 1970s, original Apple-1 board with manuals, video monitor and more.
The auction will kick off on September 25, offering bidders to get their hands on the rare device. Back then, the Apple-1 sold for around $666, however, now the auction will start at $50,000 and is estimated to get over $300,000, reported MacRumors.