Apple Computer 1

The original Apple Computer I was released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. It was developed by Steve Wozniak in his bedroom. He took it to the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California, to show it to other members. His friend Steve Jobs, also a member of the club, immediately saw some business potential in it.

Apple I computer

On April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) to develop and sell personal computers.

The Apple Computer I was intended for hobbyist that would add ASCII keyboards and displays after buying the bare circuit board.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Steve Jobs arranged to sell 50 computers to the Byte Shop (a computer store in Mountain View, California) at $500 each. To fulfill the $25,000 order, they obtained $20,000 in parts at 30 days net and delivered the finished product in 10 days.

The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66

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