Chris Johnson, Index
The Apple I was Steven
Wozniak's first contribution
to the personal computer
field. It was designed over a
period of years, and was
only built in printed circuit-board form when Steve Jobs insisted
it could be sold. It debuted in April 1976 at the Homebrew
Computer Club in Palo Alto, but few took it seriously. The Apple
I was based on the MOStek 6502 chip, whereas most other "kit"
computers were built from the Intel 8080. The Apple I was sold
through several small retailers, and included only the circuit
board. A tape-interface was sold separately, but you had to
build the case. The Apple I's initial cost was $666.66.
For more information see A History of Apple Computers