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.
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
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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