An extremely strange prototype of Apple’s first Macintosh desktop PC has gone on sale on eBay. The erstwhile computer from the current tech leader is available for an enormous price of $99,995.00. The machine, which is claimed as a prototype of the famous Macintosh 128k computer, features a 5.25-inch Twiggy floppy, the typical Apple boot drive, which was found in the Apple Lisa 1.
The antique Macintosh computer contains a keyboard with a pull-out card tray, 128k Apple-branded mouse and a 128k power cord. The machine is in full working condition; however, the seller doesn’t have Macintosh software on the Twiggy floppy and so it doesn’t boot up. Once power is on the Macintosh computer will chime and its gray screen will show a blinking question mark inside a floppy icon. It is time to insert the firmware-loaded floppy drive.
The bidder claims that it is a genuine and original Macintosh PC of 1980s. Until now, only bits and pieces of old Macintosh computers have been available. It is for the first time a complete Twiggy Drive-featured Macintosh has surfaced for sale. All accessories of the computer are original and authentic, he claims. The entire system was acquired together and no pieces and parts are added.
Anyway, the Macintosh computer bid came to the attention of media with the specialty in the name of its seller, Wozniak. Many tech blogs made a guesswork that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniacki was selling the ancient Apple product. But, in response, the eBay bidder has posted a note that he was not impersonating Wozniacki and was selling an authentic antique Macintosh he had in possession.