He was and will ever be a part of the Apple history. His contribution to Apple was the first logo and the contract. Maybe everyone would have sold all Apple shares like he did. Who could expect that this company would be successful? It was against all odds.
Many people can’t understand why you sold everything but it makes total sense. Today it is easy to say it is billions worth. But it is the same at stock market. Everyone is always smarter in hindsight. You never know if it is wise to sell or not.
Ron Wayne generously allowed me to publish his explanation (remember: for any reprint or reproduction you need the permission of Ron Wayne and the Apple-1 Registry. But you can link to this story without permission):
He told the Apple-1 Registry: "I have an HP65 calculator that was once owned by Steve Wozniak.
It was given to me in the late 80’s by a friend who had gotten from another friend that did a lot of work in the Bay Area. The “official story” is that Woz, at the time working for the calculator division at HP, had sold his HP65 to finance building the Apple-1. The story I heard back then was that Woz was sneaking out parts from HP and assembling the calculators and giving them to his friends. I don’t know what the truth is, but that’s the story I got with my HP65. It has S.Wozniak (and other things) scratched inside. No, I don’t want to sell it."
According to Steve Wozniak's autobiography "iWoz", he sold his HP 65 calculator for US$ 500 to buy the Apple-1 mainboards. And Steve Jobs sold his VW bus for US$ 750.  They needed US$ 1,000 to get a computer company to print the boards. Reference iWoz, Chapter 12, page 173: "To come up with the $1,000 we thought we’d need … I sold my HP 65 calculator for $500. The guy who bought it only paid me half though, and never paid me the rest. I didn’t feel too bad because I knew HP’s next-generation calculator, the HP 67, was coming out in a month and would cost me only $370 with the employee discount. And Steve sold his VW van for another few hundred dollars. He figured he could ride around on his bicycle if he had to. That was it. We were in business".
 other sources claim it was a different vehicle.
The story goes, that Steve Jobs sold his VW bus to finance building the Apple-1. Some people argue, that he owned a Volvo. Anyway, Steve Jobs owned an VW bus for sure. He liked the car, because his best friend and high school buddy owned an VW bus from 1964 (see picture). Both had a lot of fun driving around in California. For example, to the beach in Santa Cruz. This ’64 VW bus still exist in 2019. The curator of the Apple-1 Registry had a chance to sit in this bus and to drive around with the owner. The owner got many stories to tell and some pictures to show. Steve Jobs and he are in the same High school book, Steve Jobs wrote personal letters to him etc.! Both were friends till Steve Jobs past away. Steve Jobs gave him two Apple-1 in the 70's including other items. A wonderful picture showing the owner, Steve Jobs and Bill Clinton.
According to Steve Wozniak's autobiography "iWoz", he sold his HP 65 calculator for US$ 500 to buy the Apple-1 mainboards. And Steve Jobs sold his VW bus for US$ 750. They needed US$ 1,000 to get a computer company to print the boards. Reference iWoz, Chapter 12, page 173: "To come up with the $1,000 we thought we’d need … I sold my HP 65 calculator for $500. The guy who bought it only paid me half though, and never paid me the rest. I didn’t feel too bad because I knew HP’s next-generation calculator, the HP 67, was coming out in a month and would cost me only $370 with the employee discount. And Steve sold his VW van for another few hundred dollars. He figured he could ride around on his bicycle if he had to. That was it. We were in business".
Beside this fact, some people believe, Steve Jobs sold his Volvo. According to a friend of Steve Jobs, he owned a VW bus and Volvo. Steve Jobs drove with Daniel Kottke in this green Volvo to deliver the Apple-1 computer to the Byte Shop.
An entrepreneur from Germany met Steve Jobs in the famous garage in Silicon Valley 1976 after reading an article in about the Apple-1 in a plane from California to Germany. He bought 10 Apple-1. More about this remarkable story later. I stay in contact with the buyer.…
Pamela Lawson, the daughter of Don Hutmacher, wrote in 2015: 'Don Hutmacher worked for Apple in their headquarters in Cupertino. He was a manufacturing engineer and worked on many projects from 1980- 1990. When Steve Jobs was let go from Apple in the mid-80's, Don was allowed by his boss to go into Steve Job's office to take anything that was left over. It had been picked clean by the time that he got there. He noticed a computer and a bag of Starbucks coffee. The computer was the Apple 1 in a custom metallic case.
It bears a tag with the initials BF (Bill Fernandez), 5-APR-1977, ACM Mod., and the number 2.'
Wendell Sander added: 'Wow, I always wondered where this Apple 1 went. When I got there in August of 1977 this was the “Company Apple 1” I used it several times in 1977 and 1978 mostly to demo the Apple 1 to others, I was the Apple 1 expert because I had one, I think Bill and I were the only ones that used it. I had assumed it ended up at Stanford  with the other Apple stuff.
The ACM mod would have been for Mike Markulla, his initials are ACM. I am almost certain the mod is to put Basic in EPROM. I seem to remember that but Bill can probably verify if that is correct. That is a pretty special Apple 1 because it was the “official” company computer, the case is particularly impressive and the only one like it I know of. It looks like a metal version of the wood cases. Feel free to pass along these comments.'
Bill Fernandez told me on March 8, 2020: 'I don't have any pictures, or memory, of this particular computer. By this time, I would have been working in the garage for about 2 months. "ACM" most likely refers to Mike Markkula. I was probably tasked with modifying the Apple-1 in some way for Mike's use, and this was probably the second one modified in this way.'
 This Apple-1 was sold at auction to Paul Allen and is in his museum in Seattle, USA.
It is not directly linked to the Apple-1 but pretty interesting. Steve Jobs' hand-written and signed job application from 1973 is very unique.
In the questionnaire Steve Jobs highlights his experience with “computers and calculators” and special abilities in “electronic tech or design engineer – digital”.
The questionnaire is believed to have been completed around the time he dropped out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. A year later he joined Atari as a technician where he worked with Steve Wozniak before they founded Apple in 1976.
Other interesting aspects of the one-page questionnaire are that Jobs notes he does not have a phone number and has a driving license but access to transportation is “possible, but not probobale” (sic).
First auction was in 2018 (over US$ 175,000). Second auction started Februar 24, 2021 (Jobs' 65th birthday) and ended in March 2021 with a result of US$ 222,400. Image with kind permission of auction house Charterfields in London, UK.
In 2018 I (Achim Baqué) had contact to Chuck Peddle. Chuck told me about how he helped Woz with the Apple-1. Woz was developing his Apple-1, but it didn't work yet. According to Chuck, he made some changes to the design and eventually helped to get the computer working.
My last contact was August 24. I asked him if we could meet at the VCF West 2019. His answer was “I’m not sure”. Only little later Chuck passed away on December 15 unfortunately.
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