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The “Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution” auction has ended, and the sealed original iPhone sold for $54,904.
The auction, which ran from February 17 to March 16, featured items signed by Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Other historic products include an Apple Lisa 1 owned by former Apple executive Del Yocam and an original factory-sealed iPhone.
The results are published by RR Auction, including estimated and actual sale prices. For example, some headlining items are a working Apple-1 computer signed by Steve Wozniak and an original factory-sealed iPhone from 2007.
The Apple-1 sold for an undisclosed amount, but RR Auction estimated it to be worth more than $500,000. Last night’s bidding did not meet the seller’s expectations, but the auction house reached out to all interested parties and achieved a sale today.
The cost of the first iPhone, meanwhile, was $54,904. Another iPhone, a iPhone 11 model with a Tim Cook autograph, went for $3,976.
One of the other computers poised for action was an Apple Lisa 1 owned by Yocam, who ran the Apple II group and later became Apple’s first chief operating officer (COO) in the 1980s. It had an estimate of over $65,000 and sold for $81,251.
Another auction item is a handwritten note from Steve Jobs with technical instructions and schematics. This may be for a digital counting mechanism associated with an Apple-1 computer.
“Coincidentally, Jobs modified an Apple-1 computer (currently owned by JB Pritzker) to act as a display in an auto shop that would show the customer number of the most recently serviced vehicle,” notes RR Auction.