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Italian Spends $200K To Reawaken Apple 1

Italian Spends $200K To Reawaken Apple 1

Marco Boglione bought the rare ‘Apple 1’ – number 82 of less than 200 ever sold – at Christie’s auction and booted the computer up in a makeshift, disassembled set up at an Italian university.

Apple took back Apple 1 models as trade-ins for Apple II computers once the company officially started up, so the Apple 1 is a rare find.

The 4KB memory model recently purchased came with a Rockwell plastic CPU rather than the original 6502 white ceramic part, as well as no case, power supply, keyboard or monitor.

The haphazard set up was hooked together and restarted today, running a simple basic program that displayed the words “Hello Polito” in honour of the Politecnico di Torino engineering university.