Steve Jobs and Apple are undoubtedly one of the most iconic duos in the history of technology. Jobs founded the company in 1976 and was in charge for nine years until 1985. Although the final years of this period were marked by financial struggles, many important ideas for new products started back then. hat’s why items from this time are seen as very valuable and are often sold for a lot of money at auctions. For example, we previously mentioned that a rare, sealed first-generation iPhone with 4GB storage sold for a record-breaking price at an auction. Now,an Apple-1 advertisement written by Steve Jobs has sold for $175,759 at an auction.
Handwritten Apple-1 Ad Offers a Glimpse into Steve Jobs’ Vision for the Future of Personal Computing
Steve Jobs was a highly influential figure in Apple‘s early days. Moreover, many people he worked with said he liked to control “everything” and he played a significant role in various aspects of a product’s. Believe it or not, he was also involved in advertising. Even though he had never done it before, he often made big decisions about ads. He even wrote the ad for the first Apple computer in 1976. Now, that ad has been sold for over $175,000 at an auction.
The ad is dated March 1976, just a few months before the Apple-1 was first released. It is written on a piece of notebook paper and is filled with technical specifications for the computer, as well as Jobs’ thoughts on its potential.The ad begins by describing the Apple-1 as “a complete computer on a single circuit board.” It then goes on to list the computer’s features, including 8K of RAM, a built-in keyboard, and a video output that can be connected to a television.
The ad also emphasizes the Apple-1’s affordability. Jobs writes that the computer is “a real deal” and that it is “Board only + manual.” The sale of the ad for over $175,000 is a testament to its historical significance. It is a rare and valuable artifact that will be cherished by collectors and historians for years to come.