On April 17, MacCentral brought readers news that one of the original
Apple 1 computers was up for auction under the auspices of the Vintage Computer Festival. News.com
reports today that the computer sold at the auction for US$14,000.
The winning bid was from Roger Wagner, the creator of HyperStudio, an educational program for creating multimedia projects. Wagner said the Apple I will be the prized piece in his computer collection, though he also has an early Apple II, serial number 5,000, and an original Lisa with the so-called Twiggy drives, according to News.com.
Woz designed the Apple 1 while he worked for HP; convinced the product wasn’t going to sell, HP gave Wozniak all rights when Steve Jobs convinced him to leave the company.
The Apple 1 sold for US$666.66 new. The highest price paid for one of the systems was $50,000.