Apple-1 and Steve Jobs' autograph are both up for bids in auction



Apple has celebrated the history of the iPhone by producing a special version of its iconic smartphone to mark the ten years that the device has been available. Known as the Apple iPhone X (pronounced 'Ten"), this premium model of the handset features an OLED display with an edge-to-edge screen, face recognition, a larger battery, and more. The history of Apple is also being celebrated through an auction that will see bids taken for the first Apple consumer product, the Apple-1 circuit board.

Valued at $700,000, the current bid is $155,000. The bidding ends on Tuesday, September 26th at 3pm EDT. This so-called "Schoolsky" model was owned by former Apple employee Adam Schoolsky. Out of the original 200 boards built by Steve Wozniak, Steve Job's sister and the rest of the Apple team (at the time), only 60 are still around. The board comes with the original manual, Apple price list, cassette tape storage, the original box and more. This lot is obviously a major part of Apple history.

Also up for bids is a copy of Newsweek dated October 24th, 1988. On the cover is a picture of a young looking Steve Jobs with the headline "Mr. Chips. Steve Jobs Puts The 'Wow' Back In Computers." And the cover was signed by Jobs who added "I love manufacturing" in his handwriting. The magazine is expected to be won for a bid between $10,000 and $15,000.

For a lot less money, you can celebrate Apple's history by purchasing an iPhone X. The 64GB model is priced at $999, and pre-orders will start on October 27th. Sure, $999 sounds like a lot of money, but it is certainly less than what you would have to spend for the Apple-1.


source: CharityBuzz via CNET

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22 Comments

1. hgoering

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Awesome pieces of Apple memorabilia, but all way too rich for my pathetic wallet.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

When Apple can not deliver anything anymore, the Apple's propaganda try to gig for Apple memorabilia and call the ghost of Jobs for help. To cheer up the religious fans. Pathetic.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very smart comment, keep it up.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know this auction was set up months in advance, right?

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, He's young on the magazine cover.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple-1 valued at 700 grand? Hope it's worth it.

17. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

But, can it run crysis?

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Apple 1 truly shows the innovation and technological advancement in tech history. I'm just fascinated over touching/using it. Buying it at this cost is way more farther.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll be worth more as time goes on, but damn that's expensive. Steve job's autograph would be a pass.

6. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

"The approximate range of shipping cost for this item begins at: $5,000.00." - CharityBuzz Damn I can't even afford shipping.

7. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

"The iPhone 8 sales is a disaster! Quick, get some Steve Jobs nostalgia out there!" However, not even a resurrected Jobs would be able to fix the iPhone "8".

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Spot on!! But I'm even more curious about the Notch X sales.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You people make it fairly easy to call you idiots.

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ya the same way in which sheeps make it fairly easy to call them iGNORANT.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

When I see the comments concerning iPhone 8 sales, I discover how deep Apple is f**king you guys!!!!! You all know that iPhone X will f**k all smartphones sales records. So wait one month baby.....

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I doubt the X will break sales records. I mean, it probably could, but I don't think they'll have enough stock to do it.

19. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

It can't, because they don't have enough OLED panels, even if the demand was there. But you can dream.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'I discover how deep Apple is f**king you guys!!!!!' Who you mean by that??? Those who worship Apple no matter what, and by whatever Apple?

16. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

Only a moron will buy this piece of s**t .... Bring it on people

18. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I personally prefer Android, but I would love to own this. Someone could 3D print a nice case for it. Love history.

20. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'll never understand the mentality of a collector. This thing no longer has an practical use, yet it's worth so much to a select few who just want one. Makes me wonder what an iPhone or Galaxy will sell for in 30 years.

22. jonathanbohner

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

he seems pretty careless with that board... with something so rare and valuable - at least a pair of gloves? maybe some static protection? dont get me wrong, i never wear gloves or static protection - but im not handling something valued at $700k?

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