Mission statement and information for first time visitors not familiar with iconic Apple‑1 computer. The Apple-1 Registry is a non-profit website.
To learn about components on the Apple‑1 mainboard click here.
Please spread the word about the Apple‑1 Registry by adding a link to your social media account and/or website. Contact us, if you have new information about any Apple‑1 or Apple‑1 (parts) for sale.
It took well over a thousand man-hours to gather all the information and pictures, contact the owners of the Apple-1, visit/meet some in person etc. The maintenance of the website and database is extremely complex.
59 verified and 20 almost verified = 79 Apple-1 + 10 which might exist or could be double listed + 4 maybe no longer exist. Please read the notes following the list. Because of many inquiries about the value of an Apple-1, here is a short evaluation.
Of all verified or almost verified Apple-1: 40 first batch. 37 second batch. 2 unknown version. 29 with "serial #". 19 in museums. 764 pictures published. Of all unverified: 5 first batch. 4 second batch. 5 unknown Version. 18 pictures published.
In a few years the Apple-1 market will dry out. More and more Apple-1 going to museums. Apple-1 are bequeathed or donated to museums. Some are are bought by museums or companies.
= batch, numbers/stamps/labels,
= verification status,
= picture and video count,
= available history,
'More or less verified': To the best of our knowledge and belief, evidence is almost given or obvious. Many times current owner is unknown, pictures might be old etc.!
Unlisted Apple-1: The Apple-1 Registry is in contact with some owner who wish to have no information at all published. We respect this. So far unknown Apple-1 might exist as well.
Naming: Because of no serial number, every Apple-1 got a unique name. The name of the Apple-1 should be the first owner, if not available name of the last owner or last known location. Last resort is the sequential number.
Working condition: Most Apple-1 could be operational again – depending on how much effort you spend or how much parts you are willing to change.
Last operation: The year of last operation is bot listed for good reason. After every power-up no Apple‑1 owner would announce this to the Apple‑1 Registry and this information would be obsolete very soon.
Accuracy: No guarantee can be given for the accuracy of any information. If you have more information please feel free to contact me. Many very good replica of Apple-1 exist. Even with date code correct components. Anyone interested in buying Apple‑1 have to keep this in mind. Hobbyist usually building replica for private use. Even some museums use replicas.
Auction: Only successful auctions since the year 2000 are considered.
Production: All Apple‑1 were produced in two batches in spring and fall 1976. There was no serial number issued by Apple. Apple Computer supplied only the mainboard, Cassette Interface Adapter and manuals. No case, power supply or keyboard. The Apple-1 was the first Apple computer and the beginning of a success story.
Number of existing Apple‑1: It may look like many Apple-1 are available, but it's getting harder to buy an Apple-1 every year. Many Apple‑1 are now owned by museums or companies and will never be for sale again. In the coming years more and more Apple‑1 will 'disappear' from the market, because fewer Apple‑1's will have a private owner. Someday it will be nearly impossible to buy an Apple‑1.
Lost Apple-1: Some information about destroyed / lost Apple-1 exist. More about it here.
Last update: Jun 22, 2021. Change log for all Apple-1.
Technical info: For much better performance all pictures are significantly reduced in size through admin by using efficient compressing tools for pictures shown on the web.
You can link to the Apple-1 Registry. Any form of reprint or reproduction (including excerpts) only with written permission of the Apple-1 Registry. Here you find press releases and images free to use under CC BY-SA 4.0.
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