AN Original Apple computer has sold for $US387,750 ($427,000) at auction - far below estimates that it could fetch $500,0000. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1's ever made, was hand built in 1976 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who even signed it "Woz". The computer was sold at a Christie's online auction of vintage technology items.
"Yeah, there’s some debate. So it’s a tiny thing. It’s only one thing in life, but he did tell me that we would get paid 700 bucks, then he wrote me a check for 350 dollars, and he got paid thousands. So, whatever. But he should have told me differently because we were such close friends. The fun of doing it overrides anything like that. Who cares about money? Well, I do care about friendship and honesty."
During Ford’s Trend Conference at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat in during a panel about driving distractions in vehicles and what solutions we could see in the future to limit these distractions in the car. Are touchscreens in the dashboard really the way to go? Do wearables like Google Glass cut down on distraction? We ended up getting to speak with Wozniak personally about in-vehicle technology, Google Glass, and even the new Mac Pro.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak loves to use Foursquare.
He’s logged more than 4,600 check-ins, documenting everything from his frequent visits to Tesla’s Supercharger Station, to standing in the VIP line at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have had their baby, and word on the street is that the name is “North West.” KimYe’s creation may very well be the most popular baby on earth right now, but no one has seen it yet. Well, no one except… wait for it… Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
...characters like Sculley and Markkula are wildly exaggerated in ways that tend to portray them as sleazy or something. In fact, they both had the same high ideals of where computers could lead us as Steve did.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for being near the front of the line when a new Apple product is released, but it turns out that Woz himself was on the birthday wish list of... wait for it... hip-hop icon Kanye West.
SAN JOSE -- It was a little like having Stradivari over to your house to make sure your violin is in tune, or having Rembrandt stop by to touch up that painting on your wall, but there was Steve Wozniak on Tuesday standing over a table of five rare Apple 1 computers at History San Jose, regaling a small crowd with war stories. Yes, five Apple 1s, as in the computer that recently sold at auction for $671,400; the computer of which there are believed to be about 50 in the world.
Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman tweeted this amusing picture of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak rolling up to the conference on his Segway.
Who says old computers don’t keep their value? Some of them do, such as the functioning Apple 1 that sold at auction in Germany recently for US$668,000. According to a report from the Associated Press, German auction house Breker sold the vintage Apple to an unnamed Asian client. The still functioning device is said to be one of just six still functioning models in the world; it bears Steve Wozniak’s signature and came with a transaction letter from his fellow Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Wozniak is set to have built the model in the garage of Jobs’ parents in 1976.