The original Apple 1 computer was put up for auction at Christie’s, “First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century,” on Monday. It is expected to be sold to the highest bidder for close to half a million dollars. This 37-year-old computer will be auctioned in its original form; which means no casing, keyboard or monitor—just the circuit board.
This rare piece of technology is the first product ever designed by Apple. Co-founder Steve Wozniak built the Apple 1 computer in the late Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage back in 1976. Only about 200 of them were ever made. Other Apple computers such as the 1983 Apple Lisa computer are also included in the auction.
“In May, an Apple 1 computer sold for $671,000 at a German auction house, Auction Team Breker," reports CNN. "Last year, one sold for $374,500 at a Sotheby’s auction. Bidders have until July 9 to make an online bid at Christie’s for the latest Apple 1 to go on sale."
Apple lovers better save up if they want to add a piece of tech history to their Apple collection. The auction will be conducted exclusively online from June 24 to July 9 on Christie's website.