Apple 1 computer and Steve Jobs' Atari memo break records at auction
June 16 , 2012
A rare functioning Apple 1 computer, the company's first product, has been sold at a New York auction for $374,500.
The price was more than double the estimate set by Sotheby's.
A memo written by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, detailing his thoughts on how to improve its arcade soccer game World Cup, from when he worked at Atari was also sold for $27,500.
The original estimate for the four-page handwritten note was $15,000.
Only about 200 Apple 1s were ever created. They were hand-built by Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak and originally sold for $666.66.