True or False: The first Apple computer was made of wood. April 21, 2007Posted by reverseengineer in Legacy Hardware.
True. At lease the case was.
The Apple I, circa 1976, was made and designed by Steve Wozniak in Palo Alto, California. Only 200 were made, and sold for US$600 fully assembled as a circuit board, but to get it to work you needed to purchase a case, power supply, keyboard and display. Its CPU was a MOS 6502 running at 1kHz. It came standard with 4kb memory. It was discontinued a year later when the Apple ][ came out.
Today, maybe 30 to 50 units still exist. At an auction in 1999, one sold for US$50,000.
Humble beginnings, and the start of something good.