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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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Response to Hongmeng OS? Analysts believe that Apple is preparing the operating system SiriOS — and submit it as early as 2020

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Operating system Hongmeng is working at Huawei, not designed for smartphones, and will be used in IoT devices: Autonomous transport solutions, industrial automation and other highly specialized industries. It is not excluded that on the way Chinese companies and Apple is: according to analysts, Mangrove Capital Partners, the American company is working on SiriOS, focused on solutions for the Internet of things (IoT).

Ответ на Hongmeng OS? Аналитики считают, что Apple готовит операционную систему SiriOS — и представит ее уже в 2020 году

As you might guess from the title, feature of the new Apple operating system will be voice control of various functions, SiriOS will be able to use artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning. At the same time, given that we are talking about Apple, you can expect SiriOS compatibility with other operating systems — iOS, macOS and iPadOS. The first devices running the new operating system can become the new generation HomePod: smart column Apple uses poor demand, losing to rivals Google and Amazon. SiriOS could breathe in HomePod second life.

Analysts believe that SiriOS may come out next year in summer, at WWDC in June 2020.

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The Supreme court of Quebec approved a class action lawsuit against Apple

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The source reports that superior court of Quebec authorized a class action lawsuit against Apple Canada and Apple.

A class action involves two groups of consumers. First, those who 29 Dec 2014 purchased Apple devices run on batteries, including the iPhone, Watch, iPad, iPod and MacBook. Secondly, those who have purchased extended support under the AppleCare or AppleCare +, since 20 December 2015.

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The class action alleges that Apple “did not provide buyers with adequate information on the life of the batteries” and are unable to provide their work within a reasonable period of operation.

In addition, the suit said consumers who buy the warranty AppleCare, was not informed of the legal guarantees available to them in accordance with the law of Quebec on the protection of consumer rights. At the same time, the law requires Apple to disclose to consumers provide them with a warranty, before they buy AppleCare.

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Named the best selling smartphone in the U.S. in the second quarter

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Analysts at Kantar World Panel has published a quarterly report on the smartphone sales. Although the share of Apple smartphones in the U.S. market declined slightly, the best-selling model was the iPhone model XR, which accounted for 7.8% of all sales. Second and third places also take smartphones the Apple IPhone 8 and iPhone XS Max respectively.

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Followed by Samsung Galaxy Plus and Galaxy S10 S10. By the way, Samsung smartphone sales also declined slightly, but Google and Motorola showed an increase. The share of Motorola in annual terms increased from 4.8% to 8.1%. The most popular models from this manufacturer are Motorola E5 and G6 Plus.

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