Nov 24

Harry McCracken from Technologizer has posted some photographs taken by Paul Terrell of the Byte Shop in Mountain View (one of the only computer stores in the world), California in 1976. Terrell said that Jobs and Wozniak came into his shop with the first version of the Apple-1 asking him to sell it to his customers. Above you see a photo of the circuit board hooked up to a keyboard and monitor.

They called their machine the Apple-1, and it was a bare board; any buyers would have to solder on the necessary chips themselves, then supply accoutrements such as a power supply, keyboard and display.

Terrell was intrigued, but told Jobs that what he really needed were fully-assembled computers. In fact, if Jobs could come back with an assembled version of the Apple-1, the Byte Shop would buy fifty of them. Jobs did, and the Byte Shop became the first Apple dealer (it eventually offered the Apple-1 in a wooden case with keyboard and power supply).

Teller bought a total of 50 Apple-1’s for $500 each and sold them for $666,66 to customers. More pictures, and some additional backstory can be found here.

Via [MacRumors]

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