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Unopened First-gen iPhone Sells for $63,000 at Auction

 |  |  |  |  March 1, 2023

By hite

Making me seriously regret not stockpiling them when they came out and storing them in the basement for the past 15 years; a first-generation iPhone (Model A1203) recently sold at auction for a staggering $63,356.40. That’s a 10,500% increase. Why is hindsight 20/20, but my ability to see the future like 20/400 with astigmatism AND tons of lens flare when I try to drive at night?

Unveiled by Steve Jobs at MacWorld San Francisco in January of 2007, this particular model iPhone features a “3.5-inch TFT screen, a 412MHz ARM 11 CPU, PowerVR MBX GPU, 8GB of internal storage, a 2MP rear camera, and a 1400mAh Lithium-ion battery.” A 2MP camera! You can take higher-resolution photos with today’s potatoes. We sure have come a long way, haven’t we?

What I want to know is who it is that bought this iPhone. And not just because I still have several old Motorola pagers they might be interested in, but clearly, this person has an appreciation for new vintage technology, and I’d be more than happy to take their money.

[via TechEBlog]