Apple’s original iPhone sold at auction for €40,000 in its box
Older smartphones aren’t usually worth much more than their basic components, but a new iPhone released in 2007 fetched its owner a handsome sum at auction.
If you bought a first-generation iPhone in 2007 and decided not to open it, the product could fetch over $30,000 in today’s auction market. Yesterday, an original unopened iPhone with 8 GB of storage sold for $39,339 (nearly 40,000 euros) at an event organized by LCG Auctions. This is 65 times more than what the product cost in June 2007when it retailed at $599.
As is often the case in online auctions, the bidding got carried away on the last day. The highest bid was only $10,446 on Sunday, but a flurry of last-minute activity pushed the price up significantly before the online auction closed. Last summer, another new copy was also sold for 35,000 euros.
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The 2007 iPhone box was intact
The iPhone was in quite rare condition, as it was still in its original box. This was also still surrounded by a plastic blister. ” This first-edition, factory-sealed copy is in exceptional condition,” the ad read. « Virtually flawless on surface and edges, factory seal is clean with decent stitching detail and sealing “.
The original iPhone was a revolutionary device in its day when it hit the market, and helped usher in a new era of smartphones thanks to its buttonless design, massive 4GB internal storage in its configuration entry level and a number of practical applications. Today, the newest iPhone 14 Pro offers even more advanced technology and cutting-edge specs. iPhone 14 lineup offers up to 1TB of internal storagehuge cameras and the sharpest, brightest screen on the market, according to DXOMARK.