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Apple I to be sold in rare computer auction

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A working model of the iconic Apple I computer is to go on sale at an auction in Germany.

The machine, believed to be one of six in the world that still functions, was originally built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in a garage in the mid-1970s.

A working model of the Apple I computer

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A working model of the iconic Apple I computer



Arriving on the market in 1976, the Apple I featured a 1MHz processor and 4KB of memory, and was sold as a lone circuit board. Users were required to add a display, casing and peripherals themselves.

Cologne-based auctioneer Breker is expecting the computer to raise between €200,000 and €300,000 (£168,000 and £253,000) when it goes under the hammer later this month.

Other items to be sold at the rare computer auction include a working model of Apple's Lisa-I PC, a Busicom 141-PF calculator, an Altair 8800, and a working version of history's first mechanical calculator, the Pascaline.

The computers will go under the hammer on May 25.

Watch a video showing the Apple I running below:

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