A private Apple museum opened in the small town of Łoś near Warsaw, Poland last Saturday. The exhibition consists mostly of computers and accessories collected by Jacek Łupina. His collector's passion started with buying an old PowerMac G4. Soon, Łupina started buying other ancient Apple computers and devices, like a Macintosh 128K and its later variants, a Lisa 2/5 with 5 MB hard disk, and a special Woz edition Apple IIGS.Read More
What's in the Apple news of the day?
- Wall Street analysts are optimistic about Apple's Q2 FY2017 financial results, which will be released on May 2nd
- Developer betas of all of Apple's current operating systems were delivered today
- Want to try out an Apple I? Head to Seattle's Living Computers Museum + Labs, where you can actually use one of the few remaining Apple I computers
It's a special "unscripted" edition of the Apple World Today News Update today, since Steve didn't have enough time to write a coherent script... Please forgive us. So, what's the news today?
- Apple supplier LG Display is beginning work in earnest on flexible displays that could be used in future products -- perhaps iPhones that unfold into tablets!
- A very rare Apple I computer is up for auction starting next week and is expected to sell for $1 million or more
- Square Enix will release a game related to its Chaos Rings iOS franchise called Cosmic Rings; and it's only going to be available for Apple Watch
One of the continuing news themes that we love to cover is the sale of Apple I computers at auction. They've gone for as much as $905,000, and are exceedingly rare -- only 200 Apple I computers were hand-made in the first batch and sold for $666.66 each in 1976. This weekend we heard the story of a Bay Area electronics recycling firm that is looking for a woman who dropped off an Apple I in April that subsequently sold to a private collector for $200,000.Read More