CASH IN THE ATTIC: Apple shares may be on a slide, but the tech giant hand-built computers now sell for £700,000
Every week Toby Walne gives the low-down on the value of forgotten treasures that may be gathering dust in your attic.
Shares in tech giant Apple have been rocked in recent days by fears of a dip in sales. But the company’s vintage high-tech gadgets are still soaring in value.
Founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak put together 200 hand-built computers in 1976. This Apple I prototype sold for £520 at the time and came with a circuit board in a wooden case.
Classic: Early Apples can now sell for £700,000 if they are still in good working order
Power supply, keyboard and display were extras to buy separately. These early computers can now sell for more than £700,000 if they are still in good working order.
The fully encased Apple II, launched in 1977, sold six million worldwide which helps to explain why survivors sell for just £600.
The predominantly beige world of computers was then torn apart in 1998 with the arrival of the first Bondi Blue iMac. Collectors pay £500 for an original boxed example.
Another innovation was the iPod Classic of 2001. This offered downloaded music rather than cassettes and CDs – and now sell for £200.
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The iPhone seems like it has been around forever but was only launched 12 years ago. A first generation iPhone now sells for £600 if boxed
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