Object of Desire

A vintage Apple 1 computer is expected to fetch stg£50,000-£80,000 when it goes to auction next month.

8th September, 2012
Joe Copson's vintage Apple 1 computer

It pays to be in at the beginning. Joe Copson was an employee of the Apple Computer Company in 1976 when Steve Wozniak designed and hand-built the first Apple personal computer.

His friend, Steve Jobs, suggested a few improvements and handled its sale and marketing. To pay for this first Apple creation, named Apple-1, Jobs sold his only means of transportation, a VW car, and Wozniak his HP-65 calculator.

This Apple 1, serial no 22, comes...

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