First model of the Apple computer - a stripped down, clunky device that bears no resemblance to today`s sleek gadgets - sold for US$374,000 (S$479,000) at auction in New York.
The price was more than double the pre-sale estimate, reflecting a two-way bidding war eventually won by an anonymous telephone bidder, Sotheby`s said.
The model auctioned in New York is believed to be one of six of the less than 50 surviving that still works.
The Apple I computer was created by Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and sold in 1976 at the birth of Jobs`s career as the world`s computer design guru.
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