The Apple 1 Registry

A Virtual Museum of Original Apple 1 Computers

66 Apple 1s Currently Listed

last updated June, 2015

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Apple 1's were clearly built in two main batches, though it is possible that there were further sub batches.  The two main batches are identified by the PCB manufacturer.  The first batch did not have the PCB manufacturer on the front copper layer of the board.  The later batch had the label NTI on the front, etched in copper right under the "APPLE COMPUTER 1" logo.  Each batch had a slightly different mix of components.  This is an attempt to catalog known Apple 1s and provide basic details helpful in identification of each one.  The earliest known owner or other unique attribute,  will be used as the base identifier.  If I can get permission to post an image, I will also provide a visual record of the motherboard. 

Serial Numbers - Maybe!!!

Traditionally, the 01-XXXX numbers written on the backs of many of the first batch of Apple 1's have been attributed to the Byte Shop numbering the units, as they received them.  This section is under review/revision due to some new information that has just been received by the editor of this web page.


In the past, there has been at least one known attempt to sell a reproduction Apple 1, as an original.  Reproductions are getting harder and harder to tell from originals.  Some builders of reproduction Apple 1's have gone to the effort to find components with the same manufacturer and date code as were used on original Apple 1s.  When these components could not be found, chips have even been relabeled to reflect date code correct parts.  At this point, as far as we know,  no hobbyist have done this to deceive potential purchasers, but the potential is there.  There is also growing potential for people who have inherited a reproduction to accidentally misrepresent a reproduction as an original.

It is hoped that this list will  be helpful in authenticating original units.   Do to the increasing quality of reproductions, be aware that even the maintainers of this list could potentially be confused by a fake, which might end up on this list.  If you are in the market for an original Apple 1, be extremely careful about what you are investing in.


Check out this Applefritter Post for an initial description of components used in at least 2 batches.

This is the beginning of a spreadsheet showing as much component information as can be determined for each unit.

Apple 1 Batches  (NTI and non-NTI boards)

Besides Woz's hand wired prototype and at least one manufactured prototype, there were probably two batches of Apple 1 PCBs made.  Date codes on chips installed in the first batch indicate that it was made around April of 1976.   The date codes on the second batch point to a production date in the second half of 1976.  The first batch and second batch were apparently made by different PCB manufacturers. 

Apple 1s  Trade Ins

Some Apple 1's were traded in for credit on Apple IIs.  The credit offered was not a great deal.  See this letter for an example of what Fred Hatfield was offered.  He turned it down.  The only person that I've run across that actually executed a trade in was Bob Bishop, famous Apple II programmer.  I exchanged some emails with Bob recently, and he doesn't remember what he received.  He does think it was along the lines of what Fred was offered.  There are a couple of units in existence that were probably traded in.  These are the two that the Huston brothers took from the pile in Steve Jobs office.  Although there are stories of many Apple 1s being traded in for Apple IIs, I have found evidence of very few actual trade ins.

Unsold Apple 1s

Early in Apple history, there was a stack of Apple 1's, first in a cabinet in the lab and later on, moved to Steve Job's office.  Depending upon which early Apple employee you talk to, the stack was either large or small in size.  The best take from this is that there were a modest number of individual units in the stack, but they took up a large amount of vertical space, due to height the heat sinks.  There were two categories of units in this stack.  In addition to a few units that were traded in for credit on Apple IIs, there were a number of unsold Apple 1s, that were never populated with chips and tested.   A number of early Apple employees were allowed to take one of these boards home.   All of the unsold units were NTI boards and had no chips in the sockets.  Some have been populated and brought to life since that time.  Since not many people know the story of the unpopulated/unsold boards, when encountering these boards,  people usually speculate that the chips were pulled from the boards after being sold.

How Many Apple 1s Exist?

Besides those listed here, I have heard through the grapevine of several more.    It is also probable that the first 4 units on the following list (and possibly more) have been lost.  There are undoubtedly a number that are still not known to me or or my friends.  It is very possible that some of the poorer documented units on this list could be duplicates.

Summary of Apple 1s

The following chart is organized by version, 22uF cap colors, DRAM and 6502 type.  Those characteristics can be used to narrow down a particular unit to being part of a fairly small group of similar units.  Follow the link in the name column to find out more about the unit and see images (if available).

22UF caps
Image Quality
1st Prototype
Hand wired
unknown -

Production Prototype
unknown -

Apple Ad 1
no NTI
unknown -
all blue?
Apple Ad 2
no NTI?
unknown -
all blue?
CHM #1
no NTI
Mountain View, CA
all blue
Byte Shop #32 no NTI 01-0032
USA 2013 white all blue plastic/ceramic excellent
Computer Closet Collection no NTI
unknown unknown white all blue plastic/ceramic fair
Framed #1 no NTI
Traveling Museum 2011 white all blue plastic excellent
Wendell Sander no NTI 01-0024 USA 2013 white all blue plastic excellent
Rick Conte no NTI
USA unknown white all blue plastic good
Jim McCaig no NTI 01-0040 unknown unknown white all blue plastic excellent
2002 VCF auction no NTI
unknown 2002? white all blue plastic poor
John Burch no NTI 01-0013 USA unknown white all blue plastic excellent
Rack Mount no NTI
USA unknown white all blue plastic good
Moore no NTI
USA unknown white all blue plastic good
VCF 2003 no NTI 01-0011 unknown unknown white all blue plastic good
framed #4 no NTI 01-0046
unknown 2013
white all blue plastic good
Byte shop 1-25 no NTI 01-0025 Italy 2013 white all blue plastic poor
John Anderson no NTI
all blue
James Coble
no NTI
all blue
Huston #1 no NTI 7/L(stamp) USA unknown white all blue 4k plastic good
Christies June 2012 no NTI
unknown unknown white all blue 4k plastic fair
Byte Shop 60 no NTI 01-0060 USA unknown white all blue 4k plastic excellent
Winston Gayler
no NTI

Museum San Jose
all blue
Byte Shop 4X
no NTI
all blue
Rudie Hoess no NTI
Sydney, Australia (not on display) unknown plastic all blue plastic good
Liza Loop no NTI none
USA unknown plastic all blue plastic fair
VCF midwest demo no NTI
USA 2013 plastic all blue plastic good
Sicilian no NTI
78? Sicily
all blue
good, partial
Ricketts no NTI
unknown 2014 white all blue missing poor
Copson no NTI
Germany unknown white all blue missing good
Byte Shop 48
no NTI 01-0048
unknown unknown white
all blue
Applefritter no NTI?
unknown unknown white
expanded poor
Torzewski no NTI 01-0057 unknown unknown white

Museum in Bern no NTI
Bern, Switzerland unknown

Jean Louie Gassee no NTI? 01-0005 unknown unknown

Nexon Museum NTI
Jeju Island, South Korea 2010 white all gold plastic good
Nixdorf Museum NTI 75(sticker) Germany unknown white all gold plastic good
Science Museum London NTI
London, England unknown
all gold plastic fair
framed #2 NTI
Asia 2012 plastic all gold plastic excellent
Frank Anderson NTI 82(sticker) Italy 2012 plastic all gold ceramic/plastic good
De Anza College NTI?
unknown never missing all gold
missing poor
Startup Museum NTI?
Albuquerque, NM unknown
all gold
Ex Employee1 NTI 4062(sticker) USA 2013 plastic all gold plastic good
USA unknown white 4 gold/1 blue
plastic excellent

Mountain View, CA unknown
3 gold/2 blue
Larry Nelson NTI
unknown unknown white 3 gold/2 blue plastic fair
Hatfield NTI
Korea 2013 white 3 gold/2 blue plastic good
Ray Borrill NTI 37(sticker)
Japan 2000 synerteck 3 gold/2 blue plastic excellent
Roth NTI
unknown unknown white 3 gold/2 blue expanded fair
jeff Raskin NTI
unknown unknown white 1 gold/4 blue
plastic good
American Computer Museum NTI
Bozeman, Mt unknown white 1 gold/4 blue plastic none
National Museum of Scotland NTI
Edinburgh, Scotland unknown white 1 gold/4 blue plastic fair
Dave NTI 37(sticker) USA unknown white 1 gold/4 blue plastic excellent
Ex Employee2 NTI 4062(sticker) USA 2013 plastic 1 gold/4 blue plastic good
Ex Employee3 NTI 4062&49(sticker) USA unknown plastic 1 gold/4 blue plastic good
Hoag NTI 4062&43(sticker) USA never plastic 1 gold/4 blue missing excellent
Schoolsky NTI 4062&49(sticker) USA never missing 1 gold/4 blue missing excellent
Postman NTI 49(sticker) USA 2012 white 1 gold/4blue ceramic excellent
Japanese NTI
Japan 2012?
plastic/ceramic fair
61 NTI?
unknown unknown


Washington, DC (not on display)

Enter Museum

Solothurn, Switzerland

Berkeley Store

USA unknown

Mitchell Waite

USA unknown

framed #3



The following Apple 1 descriptions are divided into 3 main sections - units seen in old, period photos, units in museums and units owned by individuals.   Where possible history of unit and interesting characteristics of the board are included in the descriptions.

Historic Units - Units Seen in Only in Old Images

Woz - first prototype

Paul Terrel's Image of prototype Apple 1

Apple 1 in advertisement #1- one with white 6502 and 6820

photo used in ad

Apple 1 in advertisement and photographs #2- the one with white 6502

In Museums

Computer History Museum (Mountain View, CA)
Woz's production
        board at the computer history museum
image courtesy of Wendell Sander

Computer History Museum
NTI board at computer history museum
image courtesy of Wendell Sander

Framed Apple 1 (1 of 4) - Auctioned - August  2010
Cameron Cooper's
        Apple 1

Computer Museum in Bern

Rudie Hoess's Apple 1 - Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia

Powerhouse Museum

Nexon Computer Museum
Apple 1 ebay910

The Smithsonian's Apple Computer

The Startup Museum in Albuquerque, NM

Nixdorf Computer Museum - #75
Nixdorf Museum
        Apple 1

"Enter" computer museum in Solothurn, Switzerland
I'm told that it is working

American Computer Museum

Science Museum of London

National Museum of Scotland

Winston Gaylor's Apple 1

Winson Gaylor's
        Apple 1

I believe that his system came to be in the Museum San Jose through the following path, though museum records can't confirm it.
  1. Purchased from Winston Gayler by Computer History Association of California  (now defunct)
  2. This occurred due to a donation by Larry Tesler (at one time, chief scientist of Apple) in late 1993 or early 1994
  3. Displayed at FRYs in the late 90s
  4. Somehow donated or loaned to Museum San Jose sometime around the time of the disbanding of the Computer History Association
  5. Powered up and operated in the spring of 2013 in a documented news story (San Jose Mercury).  Woz and a number of other people and Apple 1s were present.

John Anderson's Apple 1

John Anderson's
        Apple 1

Sicilian Apple 1  01-0078


Private Ownership

Liza Loop - no number

Liza's Apple 1

Wendell Sanders - byte shop 01-0024
Wemdel Sander's
          Apple 1
image courtesy of wsander

Charles and Edythe Ricketts

Joe Copson's Apple 1
Joe Copson's Apple 1

Berkeley Computer Store Owner

Number 52
Number 52

Ex-Apple Employee

Ex-Apple Employee

Employee 1s
        Apple 1

Ex-Apple Employee
          1sApple 1

Mitchell Waite's Apple 1

Rick Conte's Apple 1
Rick Conte's Apple 1

Computer Closet Collection

Jim McCaig's - byte shop #40

McCaig's A1McCaigs Apple 1

2002 VCF auction

Operated at VCF Midwest in 2011 and 2012, KFest 2013

Christopher's Apple 1

Byte Shop Apple 1

byte shop
        apple 1

No NTI logo
I don't currently have much information on this unit, other than this image.
Owned by private collector in USA

Jef Raskin's Apple 1 
Larry Nelson's Apple 1

LCF group #1 - Adam Schoolsky

LCF group #1

Byte Shop 01-0060  (LCF group #2)

LCF group #2

LCF group #3

LCF group #2

John Burch - byte shop 01-0013 (LCF group #4)

LCF group #4

Rack Mounted Apple 1

Rack Mount Apple

#37, 2000 VCF Auction, Ray Borrill
I understand that this is owned by same person that owns #37/Ray Borrill and it is displayed on the same web page

Joe Torzewski's Apple 1

Dave in Arizona

Dave from Arizona's
        Apple 1

Framed Apple 1 (3 of 4)

#43 - Glen Hoag's Apple 1
# 43 top10#43 bottom

Monroe Postman- #49 sticker on back
top of #49bottom of #49

#82 on sticker on back - Frank Anderson

Huston Brothers - #unknown (7 or L stamped on back in a circle)

June Blodgett Moore's Apple 1
Moore's Apple 1

Byte Shop 1-25

Byte Shop 4X

Byte Shop 4X

Byte Shop 48

Unknown Whereabouts

2003 VCF Auctioned Apple 1

Christie's June 22, 2012 Auction

#37 Fred in Louisiana

fred's apple 1 back of Fred's Apple 1

Framed Apple 1 (2 of 4)
MECC apple 1

Framed Apple 1 (4 of 4)

Huston Brothers - #2
Huston #2

Seen at De Anza College Vintage Computer Display Dec 29, 2007

Byte Shop 01-005, Jean Louie Gassee's Apple 1

Bob Roth's Apple 1

Bob Roth's Apple 1

I'll let Bob tell the story of this unit

"My name is Bob Roth. I bought an Apple 1 computer at a computer store in Orange County, California in the late 1970's. I paid $40.00 for the circuit board which included the audio interface board. They had 2 Apple 1's there, but the other one didn't have the audio board with it. And besides, who needed more than one computer anyway?
I constructed the case that is shown in the photos. I mounted the mother board on a piece of 1/4 inch aluminum and then built the rest of the case out of mahogany. My Dad owned a plastic engraving company at the time so I had him engrave the front panels for me.The ASCII keyboard was a Radio Shack kit that you had to solder the keys onto a circuit board.  I added more RAM memory for a total of 20K. I did this by stacking the 4K RAM chips on top of each other, bent out the chip select line from the chip, and then constructed a address decoder in the prototype area of the mother board. I also printed out the BASIC program code using a PR-40 printer that I had and then blew the code into PROMS. I constructed a circuit board with the PROMS on it  that attached to the second connector at the rear of the main board. From then on I could start BASIC by just typing the E000R command. The display was a black and white TV that my Mother had. I had planned to do more mods to the computer like a data and address display along with single step capabilities, but never finished it.
By this time, (1981) Apple 2's were everywhere. There was a new Apple store opening up in Riverside, California where I lived. They knew I had built my Apple 1 and asked me to display it for the grand opening of the store. Steve Jobs was to be the featured guest for the opening of the new store. Jobs saw my computer and was asking me some questions about it. He then asked me if I would like to trade it for a new Apple 2 computer, with a disk drive and the Pascal language system. About $2000.00 worth of computer at the time. He said Woz would love to have it back. I was in college at the time and had no money. And I really wanted a new Apple 2. So I made the deal. He gave me his business card and told me to call his secretary and have her set up the trade. I took my Apple 1 to Apple in Cupertino. They escorted me into the building and into a conference room. They had a release form already printed up and ready for me to sign. So I left my Apple 1 there. I still have the Apple 2. Obviously not the smartest move I ever made.
So I have a question. Have you seen this Apple 1 anywhere? I saw a picture of it on the Dot Eaters German web site but that's about it.  There was also a picture of it in the old A+ magazine years ago. I'm just curious who wound up with it.
Shown In Tom Owad's Applefritter Gallery (dead link)

depicted at


Stanford University

Example original Apple 1 Systems seen on Ebay

I've decided to log the ending prices of those auctions I've noticed on this page.
Year Note Selling price
2009 buy it now auction $17,000.00
2009 buy it now auction $50,000.00
2010 pristine motherboard and accessories $42,766.00
2010 rework in proto area,  assortment of accessories $22,766.66
2012 1 Bank DRAM, with ACI card - some replaced components
Copson's Apple 1

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