Original Apple-1 Piece Used in Caviar's $10,000 Limited-Edition iPhone 12 Pro

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Original Apple-1 Piece Used in Caviar's $10,000 Limited-Edition iPhone 12 Pro

Someone please tell this is a joke, and that they used a replica board? 

https://www.macrumors.com/guide/original-apple-i-piece-used-in-caviar-iphone/

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Nine phones at $9,990 apiece

Nine phones at $9,990 apiece doesn't work out to "cut up an Apple 1"-type money.

They stop a bit short of explicitly saying it's a genuine 1976  board: "A fragment of the circuitry of the first personal computer in the world - Apple 1 ".

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How can they prove any of it?

I see they're also selling "threads" of Steve Jobs Sweater that he was wearing on stage when he introducing the Apple iPhone 4 - packed into an iPhone 12 case.

The whole concept seems kind of stupid to me.  I think someone with a lot of discretionary money to spend would also see it that way, but I guess you never know ....

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No way it's real look at the

No way it's real look at the picture they have the exact same Apple-1 circuit board area.  Sorry but I don't think they cut up 2 originals let alone 1.  I think the circuit is a reproduction.

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This is the board they say they cut up for the cases:

 

 

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Apple-1 board

Yes, that is a jlcpcb-made one...

Incidentally, for anyone sending the Gerber files for manufacture and to make a more realistic board, don't forget to add the following request : "Please allow Silkscreen (White Letters) on the HASL finish where there is not soldermask".
Without this request, the boards will look like the one above (see top right area).

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Just have a look to the

Just have a look to the terrible promotional video. They used the 905K Apple-1 sold to the Henry Ford Museum as a reference for the value, because it was the most expensive. In the video is just the information, that they used a Apple-1 PCB. No information, if it is real or replica. 

Obviously, they used a cheap replica board for the ugly case. They just wanted everyone to think it is a real one. Of course, it is not a real one. 

They way they advertise it is very questionable.

 

But many believe, it is a real Apple-1 and many bloggers just copy-paste this wrong presumption. Without thinking or validation.   

Well, most blogs are just copy-paste to get clicks and to place ads on the webpage. Nothing we can do about it. Regular customers of Caviar will still buy it.

I received emails from people asking, which Apple-1 they used or if they really used the 905K Apple-1.

 

Btw: Luckily, Applefritter is free of ads. Thank you Tom!

 

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