Apple’s First Computer Apple I was Released

Apple Computer 1 / Apple I / Apple-1

Apple’s First Computer Apple I was Released

Apple computer 1 also known as the apple I was released in 11 April 1976 42 years ago.  It is a desktop computer released by the apple computer company in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak.  Wozniak‘s friend Steve jobs had the idea of selling the computer. It was the first product of Apple Computer Company. To finance the creation, Steve jobs sold his only motorized means of transportation for a few hundred dollars, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hp-65 calculator for $500. It was demonstrated in July 1976 at the Homebrew computer club in Palo Alto, California.   

In march 5, 1975 Steve Wozniak attended the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer club in Gordon French garage.  He was so inspired that he immediately set to work on what would become the apple I computer. While building it for himself and showing it at the club, he and Steve jobs gave out schematics designs for the computer to interested club members and even helped some of them build and test out copies.

Both Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak have stated that apple did not assign serial number to the apple I. Several boards have been found with numbered stickers affixed to them, which appear to be inspection stickers form the PCB manufactures.  These byte Shop number have often erroneously been described as serial number by auction house and in related press coverage.

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