The Apple-1 Registry

List of all original Apple-1. If you are a first time visitor and not familiar with iconic Apple-1 computers, please read all the information first.

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Note: This is the 72th entry in the list and not the 72th Apple-1 produced. The Apple-1 does not have a serial number.

'Romkey' Apple-1 - number 72 in the Registry

3 pictures published.


1st batch

Serial number, stamp, label

Likely the handwriting of Steve Jobs
List of all serial numbers.


Great Britain, London


Existence verified. Known to registry caretaker or expert. Auction. According to pictures.


Working condition



Serial number on the back

The serial number on the back of the Apple-1 was most likely written by Steve Jobs. According to available information, a forensic analysis has not yet been performed for this Apple-1. However, for some other Apple-1s with a serial number on the back it has been confirmed that it is Steve Jobs' handwriting. More information.


Auction at Bonhams including pictures.


First owner is unknown.
It was sold to Tom Romkey, an Apple level 1 technician since 1981. He owned the 'Personal Computer Store' in Florida. First owner came one day in his shop and traded the Apple-1 for a new NCR PC.
Sold at auction September 21, 2015 at Bonhams for US$ 365,000 (including buyers premium).


Sept. 2015


Ceramic MOS MCS 6502 CPU (1576), plastic AMI S6820 PIA (7601), 8 KB plastic Mostek DRAM MK4096N-16 date codes 7650, 7651 and 7632). Blue capacitors.


Original Apple Cassette Interface (NTI) with triangle stamp and letter G in the middle on the back. Power supply (Triad F31-X and F40-X) and white wooden case of unknown date. SWTP keyboard seven keycaps missing) probably from 1976 mounted to the case.


Very good.


Bonhams video for auction

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Last update

Nov 16, 2021

Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Apr 02, 2018: Newly added to the Apple-1 Registry
Apr 11, 2018: Verification status. Components
Apr 11, 2018: Additional info added. Equipment
Dec 07, 2018: Auctions added
Jun 24, 2019: 1 picture(s) added
Jun 25, 2019: Description of picture(s)/video(s)
Jun 25, 2019: 2 picture(s) added
Nov 16, 2021: Working condition

Change log for all Apple-1.

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