This man has the world’s largest collection of rare Apple computers

Share

The Edge

This man has the world’s largest collection of rare Apple computers

If you search the web for rare Apple prototypes, you'll likely come across the name Hap Plain.

Plain is a private collector in California, with what he describes as the world's largest collection of rare Apple prototypes by a private collector.

Over the last decade, he's amassed a collection of more than 250 unreleased Apple products, like iPhones, iPods, laptops, desktops, servers — and the list goes on.

Plain even turned his collection into profit by selling the items on eBay. In March, Plain listed a rare Lisa 2 prototype on eBay for just under $100,000; however, it caught the attention of Apple's lawyers and has since been removed.

But Plain will continue adding to his collection and hopes some of the devices end up in a museum one day.