1976 Apple I Computer, Signed By WozInvest Now
$825,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$25Initial Offering Share Price
04/2021Initial Offering Date
Back in 1975, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were regulars at meetings of the Palo Alto Homebrew Computer Club, a casual group of microcomputer hobbyists and enthusiasts who convened regularly to tinker with new projects and share tricks of the trade. Woz began working on a computer — sharing schematics with members of the club and even dropping in at their homes to help them get it up and running.
“…because of the small number of Apple-1′s in existence, the computers are rarely found on the open market… and that makes them pretty valuable to anyone looking for a piece of tech history.”— CNBC | May 2019
Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak is born in San Jose, California.
Steve Jobs is born in San Francisco, California.
Through a mutual friend, Bill Fernandez (who would become an early Apple employee), Jobs and Woz meet for the first time.
The two Steves become regular attendees at meetings of the Palo Alto Homebrew Computer Club, sharing their curiosity and penchant for tinkering with fellow computer hobbyists.
Apple Computers is officially founded, with Ronald Wayne joining Woz and Jobs to act as a sort of “adult supervision,” taking 10% stock in the new company, only to sell his shares back to his co-founders 12 days later for $800.
The Apple I goes on sale. All but 25 of the 200 units produced are sold. #APPLE1 is hand-built by Woz.
The Apple II is released, becoming the first personal computer to achieve significant commercial
Hoping to compete with IBM and Microsoft, Apple releases the business-focused Apple III.
Apple airs a Ridley Scott-directed TV commercial during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVII. The commercial, called “1984,” costs $1.5 million and would never be aired again.
Fearing the company was heading in the wrong direction, Woz departs Apple, selling most of his shares.
After losing a power-struggle with CEO John Sculley, Jobs departs Apple to found NeXT Computer.
The struggling Apple purchases Jobs’ NeXT Computer for $429 million, bringing the founder back in-house.
At Macworld Expo, Jobs introduces Apple’s newest slogan: “Think different.”
Twelve years after his departure, Jobs is officially named interim CEO of Apple.
The iPod is introduced, “putting 1,000 songs in your pocket.”
Woz signed #APPLE1 at an event at UCLA.
Apple’s releases the iPhone. Jobs calls it a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.”
Jobs dies after an almost decade-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
An Apple I computer sells for $905,000 at Bonham’s.
Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, just 24 months after reaching the $1 trillion threshold.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #APPLE1 and offer it on the Rally platform.
Of the 200 Apple-1 computers originally hand-built by Woz, it’s suspected that far fewer exist today thanks to Apple’s 1977 promotional offers that incentivized trade-ins as well as various rumors surrounding original models being destroyed. Rally’s #APPLE1 is not only one of the few remaining examples of the first Apple computer, but is signed by Woz, has been fully restored, and is totally operational, with a comprehensive test demonstrating the system at full-functionality for eight hours.Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$25|
|Number of Shares||33,000|
|Evaluation||Corey Cohen, Apple I expert|