First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century
Christie’s online-only sale of iconic computer technology.
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- Apple-1 Computer
- Apple Lisa Computer
- Prototype Macintosh Portable Computer
Tracing the rise of Apple from its inception in 1976 to its 20th anniversary celebration in 1997, the auction showcases 10 lots, which, with varying degrees of commercial success, symbolize the entrepreneurial spirit that shaped one of the most dynamic American businesses of the 20th Century.
Among the many highlights is an original Apple-1 computer produced by the fledgling Apple Computer Company starting in 1976. Designed by Steve Wozniak and hand-built in Steve Jobs's parents' garage, the
Apple-1 was the first step in Apple's long-term success in the personal computing world. Additional highlights include an Apple Lisa computer, released in 1983, and a prototype of the first truly portable Macintosh laptop.