Apple 1 from 1976 signed by Wozniak sells for USD 650,000

Apple 1 from 1976 signed by Wozniak sells for USD 650,000 Berlin: An anonymous buyer from Asia paid a record USD 650,000 for an original Apple 1 computer from 1976, one of only six still in working order, built by Apple co- founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

The Apple 1 was one of the first 50 built by Jobs and Wozniak in Jobs' parents' garage.

The computer - consisting only of a motherboard, signed by Wozniak - went to an anonymous buyer from Asia for 500,000 euros (USD 650,000), German auction house Breker said.

Last year, an Apple 1 sold for 490,000 euros (USD 633,000), the BBC reported.

Only about 200 Apple 1s were ever made. About 46 remain in existence, but only six of those are still in working order.

Bob Luther, author of The First Apple, called the Apple 1 the "holy grail of collectable technology".

The one sold at auction in the German city of Cologne on Saturday was purchased together with an original monitor, tape-player, keyboard. The documentation was signed by Jobs.

PTI