First Apple Computer: Buying a brand new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone or iPad is something you may dream about. But before you go out and spend a few hundred dollars (or more) on a new device, you should learn more about the products the Cupertino based company sold in its early days.
The Telegraph recently published this piece: Ten most expensive Apple items ever sold
While you may know what the most expensive Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices are right now, there are many from the past that have sold for quite a bit of cash.
If you love Apple or simply enjoy collecting pieces of history, you will want to learn more about these items as well as how much they sold for.
Below, we are going to take a closer look at the five most expensive Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) items ever sold. You may be surprised at how much it could cost to buy a piece of this company’s history.
5. Apple 1. $42,766. This was the first computer made by Apple, including its founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Selling for more than $42,000 it is safe to say that somebody was excited about adding this to their collection.
4. Apple 1. $50,000. Once again, the Apple 1 is on the list. This machine sold in 1999 for $50,000. While the buyer’s name was not released, he or she is probably still admiring their purchase to this day.
3. Apple 1 kit. $213,600. This is a bit different than the two items sold above. The buyer grabbed this at a Christie’s of London auction in 2012. In addition to the motherboard and a cassette adapter, there was a letter signed by none other than Steve Jobs.
2. Apple 1 motherboard. $374,500. Who would spend so much money on a motherboard? While it may not be you, a buyer at a recent Sotheby’s shelled out nearly $375,000 for the motherboard along with a variety of manuals.
1. Apple founding documents. $1.59 million. This may not have anything to do with an actual Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device, but it heads up the list. This lot sold at a Sotheby’s New York auction for nearly 1.6 million and includes signatures from Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
Would you ever spend so much money on something associated with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s history? Do you think these items will increase in value in the years to come?
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