First Model Apple Computer Sells for $374,500

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN) – An Apple original sold for $374,500 at a Sotheby’s New York auction.

The 1976 Apple I computer was part of the first batch of personal computers sold by Apple founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

Two potential buyers battled for the exceedingly-rare device before it was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder.  

The final price was double the original high estimate of $180,000.