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Functioning Apple-1 Computer Expected to Collect $300K in Auction

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The machine that helped launch a trillion-dollar company is up for auction.

A working Apple-1 computer—complete with original operation manual—will be available for live bidding next month.

Also known as the Apple I and Apple Computer 1, the desktop device was released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976 for an oddly demonic $666.66 (about $2,953 in 2018).

Originally conceived by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as a bare circuit board—part of a DIY kit for hobbyists—the Apple-1 quickly became one of the first personal computers that did not require soldering by the end user.

Wozniak designed and hand-built about 200 units, all but 25 of which sold within ten months. As of 2013, only 63 Apple-1 computers remained in existence (most were destroyed as part of a trade-in program when the Apple II launched).

And one of them is about to hit the auction block.

Restored to its original state by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen, the system operated without fault for about eight hours, according to Boston-based seller RR Auction. Cohen estimates its current condition as 8.5-out-of-10.

Unlike many of its siblings, this board has not been modified; the prototype area is clean and unused, RR Auction boasted.

“The Apple-1 is not only a marvel of early computing ingenuity, but the product that launched what is today one of the most valuable and successful companies in the world,” the auction house said.

Pre-live bidding opens Sept. 13 and ends Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. ET. Live bidding begins Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. ET via phone or online.

The “invaluable” Apple-1 is estimated to sell for $300,000-plus.

A bit too rich for your blood? Check out the rest of RR Auction’s Apple treasures, including Steve Jobs’ yearbook ($200+), Steve Jobs’ signed Time cover ($15,000+), and the famed ‘1984’ Superbowl ad Betamax tap ($10,000+).

Apple-1 computers have previously been auctioned off for various amounts—from $126,000 to $360,000.

Expect big Apple news soon, as the company gears up for its regular autumn product releases. Bringing old and new Apple tech together is fun to watch. You can still party like it’s 1983 with a look back at vintage Apple tech. In the meantime, stay up to date with all things Cupertino here.

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In Google Photos for iOS now control depth of field

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The developers of the Google Photos app for iOS added a feature to edit depth of field for portrait shots. The user can choose the focus point and to adjust the degree of background blur.

В Google Photos для iOS появилось управление глубиной резкости

This feature was added in the Google Photos app for iOS shortly after she appeared in the smartphone app Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and some models of Moto. The source recalls that Pixel 3 has a built in feature of depth of field as Apple iPhone models XS, and XS Max.

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The vulnerability allows attackers to access files on the smartphone Apple iPhone X Wi-Fi

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Deleting photos, users iPhone X cannot be sure that these pictures never see.

Уязвимость позволяет злоумышленникам получить доступ к файлам на смартфоне Apple iPhone X по Wi-Fi

Two contestants of the Pwn2Own hackers calling themselves Fluoroacetate, managed to find a vulnerability that allows hackers to gain remote access to photos and other files on iPhone X Wi-Fi network.

The weak point is connected with the work of the JIT compiler, designed to improve the speed of the iPhone. Hackers can connect to iPhone X with iOS 12.1 Wi-Fi and retrieve the photo from the album “Deleted” Photos, where the images are stored for 30 days after deletion. In the same way you access other files processed by JIT.

Participants of the duet Fluoroacetate received a reward of $ 50,000. Apple is informed of the error, which is not yet fixed.

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The Austrian supplier of components confirmed the low demand for smartphones Apple iPhone latest generation

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The Austrian company ams, who supply Apple hardware and software components for face recognition, embedded in smartphones, followed by other suppliers, Apple confirmed that demand for the iPhone last generation was below expectations. This is evidenced by the adjustment of the forecast quarterly ams downwards.

Due to “recent changes in demand from main customer” forecasted revenue in the fourth quarter reduced from 570-610 million to $ 480-520 million dollars or 15%.

As can be seen, ams did not name the customer, but analysts estimate that Apple accounts for about 40% of sales to the Austrian company, so no doubt about what the customer in question does not remain.

Австрийский поставщик компонентов подтвердил низкий спрос на смартфоны Apple iPhone последнего поколения

Previously, the reduced orders from Apple announced other suppliers, including the American company Lumentum, British IQE and Japan Display.

In the past year, investors could put up with the stalled sales of iPhone, because the average price continued to grow. But for now, Apple faced stiff competition with manufacturers such as Xiaomi, and go through the prices is not obtained.

Sales of smartphones Apple latest generation iPhone XS, Max XS and XR started this fall. If the volume of the smartphones in the current quarter was estimated at 77 to 82 million units, the new forecast ams analysts at Credit Suisse reduced the rating for the 11-18 million pieces.

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