The iPhone of the first generation in an unprinted package was sold for almost $40,000 – 65 times the original price

The iPhone of the first generation in an unprinted package was sold for almost $40,000 – 65 times th

A sealed box with a brand-new iPhone of the first generation in 2007 was sold on the site of the LCG Auctions auction house for almost $40,000, more than 65 times more than that smartphone was worth at the start of the sale.

The bidding that started with $2,500 ended on Sunday night at $39,340. The iPhone of the first generation with 8 Gbyte permanent memory at the time of its sale in 2007 was $599, cheaper than the current iPhone 14 today.

The model sold has a 3.5-inch display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a web browser. Introducing it 15 years ago, the co-founder and head of Apple Steve Jobs called the smartphone.

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