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NEW-YORK, October 23 /TASS/ One of the first pre-assembled computers made by Apple was sold for $905,000 on Wednesday at New York auction organized by the Bonhams auction house.
The Apple-1 computer, which is still works properly, was one of the first devices of this type. It was made in summer 1976 by one of the Apple founders, Steve Wozniak.
With the assistance of adherents, he assembled 50 computers in Steve Job's family garage in California.
Wozniak initially was supposed to make it for private use, however he later decided to put the computers up for sale.
According to Bonhams experts, Apple-1 was highly demanded; it made a digital revolution.
The creators considered the data-entry keyboard functions and its immediate appearance on screen as the most significant advantage of the computer.
Paul Terrell, the owner of a computer shop, became the first customer. After that another several hundreds devices were produced.
In 1976 they were sold for $500 per unit; in 1977 the price went up to $660 for each of them. A ratable value of the rare computer sold on Wednesday was between $300,000 and $500,000.
The identity of the buyer was not disclosed. In 2012 another Apple-1 operating computer was sold for $374,000 at a Sotheby's auction.
Less than 50 original Apple computers are said to remain.