NEW YORK – YOU can’t check Facebook, Twitter or play games, but it’s about to become one of the most expensive home computers ever.
An original Apple computer made by the late Steve Jobs and partner Steve Wozniak, is about to go under the hammer.
The Apple 1 will be auctioned later this week and is expected to reach a mamouth price of over $500,000 (£300,000).
Built by the pair in Jobs’ garage, it features a 1Mhz processor, 4KB of memory and when it went on sale in 1976 cost £400.
The model that’s being auctioned was one of just 200 made and is in almost perfect condition
Cassandra Hattan of auctioneers, Bonhams said: “It’s in the best condition of any we’ve seen, so in the last four years I would say this in the best condition of any that have sold.”
Almost 40 years on, Apple have just announced their new range of computers, including the iMac with Retina display.
This 27-inch monster has a technology which Apple call 5K and they claim it’s better than most HD televisons.
It also features a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive.