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Have an old iPhone? This one just sold for $158K at auction

Old-school tech gear, especially if it’s got an Apple logo on it, has been fetching some serious dough.

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An original, sealed iPhone from 2007, the device that marked the dawn of a new era in mobile technology, was sold at auction for an eye-watering $158K, reports 9to5Google.

The iPhone, a first-generation model, was listed on eBay by a seller known as “bobigor.” This pristine piece of Apple’s legacy was described as being in “flawless” condition, still sealed in its factory packaging.

The auction attracted a flurry of bids, reflecting the intense interest in this iconic device, which ultimately culminated in the record-breaking final price. This sale underscores the growing trend of vintage tech products becoming valuable collector’s items.

Revolutionizing cell phones with game-changing designs and features

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The original iPhone, launched by the late Steve Jobs in 2007, revolutionized the mobile phone industry with its groundbreaking design and features.

It introduced the world to the concept of a smartphone as we know it today, combining a mobile phone, an iPod, and an internet communication device into one sleek, touch-screen gadget.

The auctioned iPhone was a 4GB model, which initially retailed for $499. This isn’t some one-off event. Lately, old-school tech gear, especially if it’s got an Apple logo on it, has been fetching some serious dough.

Take this for example: back in 2014, an ultra-rare Apple-1 computer – one of the first-ever churned out by Apple – was sold at auction for a whopping $905,000. Yea, that’s paper.

This sale really drives home our ongoing obsession with all things Apple, especially the relics from the dawn of the company’s rocket-like ascent in tech town.

It’s a nifty little reminder of just how far we’ve blasted off in this tech universe and how one single gizmo can flip the script on history.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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  1. laura munoz

    July 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    I have a apple 6 pro. It was used until I could no longer download updates. Is it possibly worth anything

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