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