If you're looking for a piece of Apple history to hang on your walls, you probably can't get much better than two of the rainbow-themed Apple logos that once adorned the company's Cupertino headquarters from 1977 through 1998. And if you happen to have a sizable chunk of change sitting around, we've got some great news — they'll be auctioned on June 4 by British auction house Bonhams.
Last year the auction of an hour-long coffee meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook at CharityBuzz dazzled the Internet as the winning figure reached $610,000. This year's auction just ended, but the winning bid of $330,001 isn't quite as impressive as the numbers in 2013.
Last year Apple CEO Tim Cook auctioned off a coffee date with himself on CharityBuzz, and it was a smashing success (to put it lightly). By the time the bidding ended 20 days later, a staggering $610,000 had been raised. The bidding has started once again over at CharityBuzz as of today, and as before, the proceeds are going to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. This time, however, the lucky winner will be treated to a full-fledged lunch with Cook at Apple's headquarters.
Apple computers might still be on the pricey side when compared to Windows and Android systems, but that measly 1,000 bucks or so you spend on a MacBook Air is nothing compared to the $387,750 that someone just spent on a Apple I from 1976 in an online auction.
How'd you like to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook? It'll cost you a heck of a lot more than a MacBook Pro. Yesterday the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights posted an auction on Charity Buzz for a one hour-long chat over coffee with Cook, and by Thursday afternoon the 58 bids were sitting at $210,000. And you thought Starbucks was expensive.
It’s only the middle of December, but the presents are already coming for Apple fans, including today’s update to the Netflix iOS app, a new Pogoplug hardware device and a juicy rumor about new MacBook Pros with a type of “Retina Display” for early 2012. But that’s just scratching the surface of today’s news items, so read on and get all the details for this Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
Happy Cyber Monday! Here’s hoping our MacLife.com readers have been able to find a bargain or two while browsing around today… seems to us that most of the good deals were blown out last Thursday and Friday, but we confess to spending a few hard-earned dollars here and there today. Oh, and hey, there’s still some news happening in the cyberworld, so here’s the latest for (Cyber) Monday, November 28, 2011.
Online auction giant eBay has embraced iOS with a variety of apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, leaving the Mac a browser-only experience -- until now. On Tuesday, the company introduced a free Mac App Store entry in an effort to make the shopping experience as browser-free as possible.