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Working Apple 1 on the Auction Block

A functioning Apple 1—one of the first Apple computers—is set to be auctioned next week. The computer was discovered in storage by Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist who lives in Carmichael, California, a suburb of Sacramento. He obtained it in about 1979 or 1980 in a swap for other computer gear. The motherboard is the only original item remaining on the system. The market for early Apple products became hot, according to the Associated Press, after Steve Jobs’ death in 2011. Christie’s auction house will start the bidding on the Apple 1 at roughly $300,000 and estimates it could sell for as much as $500,000. In May, a working Apple 1 sold at an auction in Germany for a record auction price fetched by an Apple computer $671,000. Only 46 of the 200 Apple 1 computers made still remain, with only six in working condition. (PC Mag)(The Associated Press @ USA Today)

US Bans Sales of Patent-Infringing Apple Products

The US International Trade Commission is blocking sales of several older Apple devices—including the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS and the iPad 2 3G—after finding that they infringe on a Samsung patent. Unless there is a presidential veto, the ban takes effect in 60 days. Apple said it will appeal the decision. The ban will likely have little effect on Apple’s bottom line, according to several financial analysts, because Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone model in September. The ban marks the latest development in the ongoing patent battle between Apple and Samsung taking place in courts worldwide. (The Washington Post)(Bloomberg)(Apple Insider)(United States International Trade Commission)

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