Thanks to Steve Jobs, this very old-looking floppy disk has just been sold for nearly 2 billion

Tram Ho

Produced in 1988, the floppy disk containing the Macintosh System Tools 6.0 software was originally priced at around $ 7500 – one-tenth of the final auction price of US $ 85115.

RR Auction auctioned the floppy disk with the smeared signature of the late CEO Steve Jobs at a starting price of $ 1,000 . According to the auctioneer, the value of the floppy disk comes from the fact that Steve Jobs often leaves a signature on the products he creates.

Nhờ Steve Jobs, chiếc đĩa mềm trông hết sức cũ kĩ này vừa được bán với giá gần 2 tỷ đồng - Ảnh 1.

"The floppy disk contains the Macintosh System Tools 6.0 software, signed with a black ink pen, writing" Steve Jobs'. The disc is in good condition, except for the slightly blurry signature. This is a very rare autographed version of Jobs, because he often refused to sign autographs for fans, "the description of the floppy disk states.

Nhờ Steve Jobs, chiếc đĩa mềm trông hết sức cũ kĩ này vừa được bán với giá gần 2 tỷ đồng - Ảnh 2.

Besides the floppy disk, Apple's Macintosh computer is also being auctioned for a huge amount, up to $ 150,000.

This is one of the 2 extremely rare Macintosh prototypes with a 5 ¼ inch floppy disk drive. This drive was originally used for Apple Lisa devices. However, due to its instability and over-design, a 5-inch floppy disk was killed by Apple in 1984 and replaced with a 3-inch Sony drive.

At the time, Steve Jobs asked to destroy the entire Macintosh using a 5 ¼ inch drive. However, a software company programmer in charge of developing the word processor MacWrite has retained one. The computer was on display at the Macintosh's 30th anniversary in 2014.

Nhờ Steve Jobs, chiếc đĩa mềm trông hết sức cũ kĩ này vừa được bán với giá gần 2 tỷ đồng - Ảnh 3.

"This is an extremely important and meaningful machine at the dawn of the computer age," said Adam Stackhouse, an auction specialist at Bonhams auction in New York.

Introduced in 1984, the Macintosh 128K is considered the first personal Macintosh computer manufactured by Apple. The device has a retail price of about 2,495 USD with a 9 inch screen, 128 KB RAM and easy use with a mouse. Macintosh 128K is a strong start for generations to come. The first Mac also had two revolutionary software, MacPaint and the word processor MacWrite, which is also the most attractive feature to help Macintosh attract users.

In May 1984, a total of 70000 128K Macintosh computers were sold. However, sales of this device showed signs of going down later. In addition to many design limitations, Macintosh and Apple also faced strong competition from IBM devices – the computer company that dominated the time.

Nhờ Steve Jobs, chiếc đĩa mềm trông hết sức cũ kĩ này vừa được bán với giá gần 2 tỷ đồng - Ảnh 4.

In 1985, the Macintosh 128K was officially discontinued, before Steve Jobs left Apple after a series of disagreements with Apple's leadership. Apple itself after Jobs left also launched a different Macintosh version with the same design as the first Macintosh version, but upgraded in configuration.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple commented on the first Mac: " In a few brief moments, something very important was invented, shaping human life for hundreds of years. The development of a Macintosh computer was one of such events that forever changed our lives.Each computer today is basically a Macintosh, a very different type of computer than previously manufactured computers "

Refer to DailyMail

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