Unopened First-Gen iPhone Sells For Nearly $40,000 at Auction

Published on October 18, 2022

An iPhone from 2007 has been auctioned off for an unbelievable amount of money.

The original first-gen iPhone created a revolution in the way we live. Image: SGM/Shutterstock

The bidding for this pristine first-generation phone still in its box was so high that you won’t believe it. Someone actually bid enough to purchase a whopping 39 individual iPhone 14 Pros, yikes.

People are desperate to get their hands on the latest iPhone 14, which will cost Australian customers a whopping USD$$799 [AUD$1,749, £970].

According to Insider, an unopened iPhone from the year 2004 sold for an absolute whopper of USD$920 (A$1,181, £722) at an auction in Los Angeles 15 years after Apple launched the world-changing smartphone for a meager USD$499 (AUD$599, £381).

In 2022, the first generation iPhone would cost you about USD$852 ( AUD$1,350, £748) inflation accounted for.

If you happen to have one of these golden oldies lying around and – for some reason – it’s still in its original packaging, you can make a motza.

The very first iPhone revolutionized the world as we know it by combining an iPod and a mobile phone into one device.

Steve Jobs changed the way we interact with technology and each other forever. Image: franz12/Shutterstock

A decade-and-a-half-ago, Steve Jobs introduced the revolutionary phone, describing it as a combination of ‘an iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.’

Apple’s small, square device with a tiny 3.5-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera, and a web browser was responsible for revolutionizing mobile technology and smartphones.

Keep in mind that this occurred a long time ago.

It’s wild to think that before Instagram or TikTok existed, there wasn’t even a camera for taking selfies.

The phone’s vintage home screen is pictured on the expensive phone that was auctioned off, according to SkyNews.

The phone even has now-defunct applications like the iPod for listening to sick beats, and built-in YouTube.

According to LCG Auctions, the vintage item was sold in ‘exceptional condition.’

The jacket’s factory seal is still in place and has ‘correct seam details and tightness’.

According to SkyNews, LCG Auctions says that collectors and investors would have a tough time finding a better example of a brand new, unused phone.

Nearly 30 bids were placed on the phone, which was enough to buy 39 individual iPhone 14 Pros. Yikes!

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