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Vintage Apple Computer Sells for $671,400

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Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are seen working together in this undated photo.

Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are seen working together in this undated photo.

A vintage Apple computer has sold for more than $670,000 at an auction in Germany.

The Apple-1 computer sold Saturday was assembled by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976.

Bob Luther, author of the book, "The First Apple," said the computer is a rare collectible.

"Well, the Apple 1 - there were only 200 built and they came out of the garage of Steve Jobs," Luther explained. "And then Apple had a trading program, because they wanted to bring them back, so they destroyed a lot of trade-ins. So, [there are] about 46 of them [remaining] today. It's really the holy grail of collectible technology."

The German auctioneer says the buyer who purchased the computer for $671,400 is from the "Far East" and wishes to remain anonymous.
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