Early Apple Computer Sells For $815K

Apple I computer

One of the first Apple computers ever built recently sold for a whopping $815,000 USD.

According to Fortune, Glenn and Shannon Dellimore -- the co-founders of beauty product firm Glamglow -- bought the Apple I computer in an online auction.

Apple historian Corey Cohen said that he, along with help from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Apple's 12th employee Daniel Kottke, were able to date the computer to the summer of 1976, making it among the first Apple I machines ever produced -- if not the first.

Cohen tells Fortune he believes there are around just 60 to 70 Apple I computers still in existence. However, he says there are countless replicas that only a handful of Apple historians can identify as fakes.

The Apple I the Dellimores bought is valued at $1 million, based on special features that aren't included in others, including components that Cohen believes Apple co-founder Steve Jobs himself tested to reduce the computer's costs.

The couple plans to keep the Apple I as an investment, as well as share it with museums and universities to educate the community about its "place in history."

The Dellimores sold their company to Estee Lauder in 2015 for an undisclosed amount.