Apple-1 sells at auction

Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 27, 2018

   BOSTON (AP) -- A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age has sold at auction. A fully-functioning Apple-1 was sold off at a live auction Tuesday for $375,000.

The auction company that sold the computer says the winning bid comes from a U.S.-based businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

The computer is one of 60 or so remaining of the original 200 designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977, and one of 16 that still works.

It sold back then for less than $700. Meanwhile, Apple recently became the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion.