NEW YORK (AFP) – A 1976 Apple computer sold by Steve Jobs from his parents’ garage fetched $365,000 at auction in New York on Thursday, falling short of its pre-sale estimate in a competitive computer relic market.
Christie’s says the Apple-1 is the only surviving such computer documented to have been sold directly by the late Apple founder to a customer from the garage in Los Altos, California.
A spokeswoman told AFP that it sold for $365,000 but was unable to give any immediate details about the identity of the buyer.
Christie’s had previously valued the computer at $400,000 to $600,000, highest pre-sale estimate for an Apple-1 at auction.
The Apple-1, the first pre-assembled personal computer ever sold, is considered a vanguard of the personal computer revolution.