Alternative | First Apple computer fetches $210,000
The Apple I came with its original packaging and a signed sales letter from Apple co-founder and current chief executive Steve Jobs.
The computer, one of only 200 of the model ever made, originally sold for $666.66 when it was introduced in 1976. It was bought over the phone at Christie's by Italian businessman and private collector Marco Boglione. Francesco Boglione, who was at the auction house on Tuesday, said his brother had bid for the piece of technology history "because he loves computers".
Another of Apple's co-founders, Steve Wozniak, who was also present and agreed to add an autographed letter to the lot, said: "I'm very delighted for the gentleman who purchased it."