One of the last remaining Apple-1’s sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday. This far exceeded expectations of auction house Bonhams, who expected to sell the machine for $300,000 – $500,000. The buyer of the auction was the Henry Ford organization, which plans to display the machine in its museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
A new biopic on Steve Jobs is in the works coming from Aaron Sorkin and will be directed by Danny Boyle. It has just been announced that Christian Bale will play jobs in the film. Of course we best know Bale for being Batman, but can you see him being Steve Jobs?
Well Apple’s stock price may have descended but still the company’s oldest computers are setting records. To your surprise the Apple 1 computer manufactured in 1976 was recently sold for $671,400 at an auction held in Germany including all taxes. It broke the record of $640,000 for an Apple 1 computer which was sold last November coincidentally at the same auction house. The reason why it hit the record breaking price of $671,400 could be the scarcity of old leftovers PCs, a deep down interest with the history of computers and aura of Apple and its founders Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozinak. The old Apple 1 was originally sold for $666 which makes $2700 of our time.
It seems like time goes by so quickly. It has already been a year since Apple founder Steve Jobs lost his fight with pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011. While he is gone he is definitely not forgotten. Some say without his vision and business savvy we would have never seen personal computers. And no one can argue that Steve gave the best Keynote speeches and presentations. He had a way to captivate the audience unlike anyone else. In remembrance of Steve Apple has posted a short video on its homepage with sound bites and photos of Steve throughout the years.