The iPhone X with USB-C port is a hit on eBay, the bids are already over $ 100,000!
The prototype iPhone X incorporating a USB type-C port is for sale on eBay. One week from the end of the auction, the amount reached by the smartphone, unique in its kind reached new heights: more than 100,000 dollars. For this price, international shipping costs, with tracking number, are offered.
If iPhones are relatively expensive in the smartphone market, few exceed $ 2,000. These are generally customized versions, with solid gold or crocodile leather shells, set with diamonds. Several companies specialize in luxury telephony, such as Goldgenie Where Caviar. Virtually all iPhones have undergone this treatment, even the very recent iPhone 13.
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But rare are those to have undergone a modification of the technical specifications. This is the case of an iPhone X that a student engineer customized to integrate a USB type-C port similar to the one you find as standard in the iPad Pro and the latest iPad Mini. We have discussed the subject extensively in our columns. A first time to present the project and a second time to announce the start of its auction on eBay.
IPhone X USB Type-C auction increased from $ 4,000 to $ 100,000 in one day
Since then, the amount of bids has risen sharply. After a shy start around 4000 dollars, the auction exceeded 10,000 dollars on the third day. On November 4, everything accelerated and the auctions quickly exceeded $ 50,000, then the 100,000 dollars. 44 people participated and 173 bids were placed. The last is at $ 110,000.
For this price, the seller still offers international shipping costs, wherever you live in the world (the seller lives in Switzerland). And the package will obviously be tracked, with delivery under signature. This is reassuring. The smartphone comes without the accessories, but you can use any USB Type-C cable to charge it. The seller also offers half an hour of his time on the phone for an accompaniment.
He also explains that the iPhone X should not be updated, restored or erased. That would be tantamount to blocking it permanently. He advises against opening it, to see the changes, and using it as the main phone. Other than that, it works like all other iPhones. If you are wealthy and interested, there are 6 days until auction ends.