April 11, 1976: Apple releases its first computer, the Apple- 1.
Designed and handcrafted by Steve Wozniak, the computers are sold wholesale by "Steven" Jobs. To finance their manufacture, Wozniak sells his HP-65 calculator for $ 500, while Jobs sells his VW van. Years later, in 2014, Apple-1 will be auctied for $ 905,000
Apple-1: the first Apple computer
In terms of specificatis, the Apple-1 was incredibly primitive. It comes with an 8-bit MOS 6502 microprocessor running at 1 MHz
It has 4 KB of memory as standard, although it is expandable to 8 KB or 48 KB through expansi cards. Users had to add their own keyboard and mitor, although the latter could be a regular TV set, which made the Apple-1 innovative for its day. (And also, no doubt, made the Apple-1 the company's first decoder.)
Wozniak began working the Apple-1 as a hobby without other purpose than to show it to the local Homebrew Computer people. Club, in which he participated.
"I did that …