The New York auction house didn't identify the winning bidder for the Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple computers ever made, in announcing the sale on its website Tuesday. Christie's said it was the highest-priced item ever be sold through its new online-only platform.
The Apple-1, inscribed with the serial number 01-0025 in black ink, was designed and hand-built in 1976 by Steve Wozniak, who later signed his work "Woz," Christie's said.
In May, an Apple-1, which had a price tag of $666 when it debuted in 1976, sold for a then-record $671,400 at an Auction Team Breker auction, The New York Times reported at the time.
Breker said the buyer, whose name was being kept secret, was a wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East.