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Sold for £93,000 - twice its estimate<br />
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Original Sin - Apple's 'Blue box' that revealed the companies dubious origins.<br />
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The humble-looking device that is credited with starting the digital revolution emerged after 45 years later to reveal Apple's fraudulent beginnings.<br />
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The ground-breaking digital blue box was developed by Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1972 and was the inventor's first printed circuit board.<br />
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But the box was actually a hacking device that fooled a phone company's switchboard by reproducing its specific tones. <br />
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As a result, the user was able to get free overseas phone calls in an era when making a long-distance call was hugely expensive.<br />
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The box was estimated to sell for only £50,000.