A spec sheet for Apple’s first computer handwritten by Steve Jobs has been unearthed and is up for auction. It’s expected to fetch up to $60,000. It advertised an Apple-1 computer board for $75. “A real deal,” Jobs wrote on the page. A piece of computer history is up for auction. Bonhams is currently auctioning a yellowed spec sheet and two polaroids from the late ’70s for as much as $60,000. The reason why these old papers could sell for such a rich sum? The spec sheet is handwritten by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and it advertised one of Apple’s first computers for $75. “A real deal,” according to the spec sheet. (Working Apple-1 computers now sell for as much as $270,000.) Check it out: source Bonhams The papers were apparently given to a “longtime friend” of Jobs in 1976, the year before Apple released the Apple II, the computer that propelled it to become a major force in the … [Read more...] about A note handwritten by Steve Jobs about how the first Apple computer was ‘a real deal’ at $75 has been unearthed
Christopher Curley, provided by Published 10:07 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I've grown up with Apple computers my entire life, starting with a model released the year I was born (1986). Apple's design choices have been increasingly hostile to users who want to make even the smallest improvements to their devices themselves. I've decided my current MacBook Pro laptop will be my last; Apple's just not the computer company for me anymore — and they probably agree. For most of my life, I've been more than just an Apple fanboy — I've been an Apple disciple. My first computer was a Macintosh 512Ke, released the year I was born (1986), and I've been using Apple computers ever since. I once got thrown out of a class in fifth grade for pitching a fit when my teacher had the gall to suggest that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates worked together to create the Mac. I was on that level of frankly embarrassing devotion to Apple (and … [Read more...] about I’ve used Apple computers my entire life. Here’s why I’m never buying one again.
A rare Apple computer built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has been sold for $375,000 (£285,000) at an auction in Boston. A working version of the Apple-1, which first went on sale in 1976 for $666.66 as the company’s first product, was sold at the RR Auction in the US on Tuesday. The co-founders made 200 Apple-1 computers. The Apple-1 was first modelled as a circuit board to be built on by computer enthusiasts, but later was developed to become one of the world’s first “personal” computers that could be used by consumers without any soldering input. The version sold at the auction was restored to full functionality in June 2018 by Corey Cohen, an Apple-1 expert. “This is the machine that launched... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of … [Read more...] about Rare Apple computer built by co-founders sold for $375,000 at auction
Updated 2:12 pm CDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 This August 2018 photo provided by RR Auctions shows a vintage Apple Computer. This Apple-1, which will be auctioned in September 2018, is one of about 60 remaining models of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977. (Sarina Carlo/RR Auctions via AP) less This August 2018 photo provided by RR Auctions shows a vintage Apple Computer. This Apple-1, which will be auctioned in September 2018, is one of about 60 remaining models of the original 200 that were designed ... more Photo: Sarina Carlo, AP This August 2018 photo provided by RR Auctions shows a close up of the circuit board from a vintage Apple Computer. This Apple-1, which will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September, is one of about 60 remaining models of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 … [Read more...] about Functioning Apple computer built in 1970s up for auction
An Australian teenager reportedly hacked into the Apple corporate computer network and has gained access to highly classified data. The boy has confessed to a Children's Court in Melbourne that he gained illegal entry into Apple mainframe network several times for the past one year. He is said to have downloaded more than 90GB of important Apple internal files and customer account details. The boy is said to have created virtual computer tunnels with the help of online bypassing techniques and hacking software on his laptop and managed to break the firewall of Apple computer network. After the company got to know about the breach, it filed a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information was forwarded to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and a probe led to the arrest of the hacker. During the raid, two laptops, a hardware and a mobile were confiscated and the hacked 90GB data was found stored in one of the seized laptop's folders titled 'hacky hack hack', … [Read more...] about Australian schoolboy hacks Apple computer network to get 90 GB of sensitive data