These custom iPhone 12 devices look like the original hand-built Apple 1 computer

    Caviar is paying a tribute to the Apple 1 with a custom iPhone 12 that looks like the original hand-built computer.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 29 2020, 11:23 AM IST
    Forty-three years down the line to right now, Caviar is paying a tribute to Apple’s moment of inception with special editions of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
    Forty-three years down the line to right now, Caviar is paying a tribute to Apple’s moment of inception with special editions of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. (GSMArena/Caviar)
    Forty-three years down the line to right now, Caviar is paying a tribute to Apple’s moment of inception with special editions of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
    Forty-three years down the line to right now, Caviar is paying a tribute to Apple’s moment of inception with special editions of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. (GSMArena/Caviar)

    Not too many people will remember Apple’s first product - the Apple 1. Apple right now is synonymous with all the sleek iPhone and all-aluminum Macs. Designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, the Apple 1 was peak DIY and at a time when the soon-to-be-illustrious Apple Computer Inc was headquartered in Steve Jobs’ parent’s garage.

    Apple I production was called off on September 30, 1977.

    Forty-three years down the line to right now, Caviar is paying a tribute to Apple’s moment of inception with special editions of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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    For the hardcore Apple fans, these limited edition phones come in two options. The first is the Apple I that’s priced at $10,000 ( 7,38,246 approx). This one comes with a titanium screen with “Hello, World” printed on it as well as a piece of the motherboard from the original Apple 1, reports GSMArena. Essentially, this is a proper piece of computing history right there.

    The more “affordable” nostalgia piece is the Apple 1 Lite that starts at $5,000 ( 3,69,123 approx). This one has a natural wood back panel and a crooked hand-written Apple based on the engraving on the original computer. There is also a tiny green bit of the original motherboard on this one too.

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    As is the case with all limited editions, particularly these ones, the Apple 1 devices are rare. There are 49 units of the Apple 1 Lite and just nine units of the Apple 1. Since there were only about 200 Apple 1 computers produced, a limited edition offer is a “fitting tribute”, as GSMArena puts it. And of course, there are just that many motherboards that can be used as decoration.

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    First Published Date: 29 Sep, 11:23 AM IST
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