An authentic 2007 4GB iPhone has damaged gross sales data at public sale, with a 4GB first launch unit nonetheless in its manufacturing facility sealing promoting for over $158,000.
The second lot in LCG Auctions’ 2023 Summer time Premier Public sale ran from June 30 till July 16, with the digital hammer falling on bids at 8:08 P.M. Jap. After an preliminary bid of $10,000, the lot went by means of 28 bids in complete, breaking $100,000 within the public sale’s closing hours and ultimately reaching a worth of $158,644.
For that cash, a bidder secured the “elusive” 4GB authentic iPhone launched on June 29, 2007. The rationale for its exclusivity is because of its restricted manufacturing run, since Apple provided the 8GB mannequin for $100 extra, prompting lagging gross sales for the lower-capacity variant.
Apple discontinued the 4GB mannequin on September 5, 2007, simply over two months after its launch.
The lot continues to be factory-sealed and stated to be in “distinctive situation” with “nearly flawless” edges and surfaces and tight wrapping. The iPhone was additionally cosigned by a part of the unique engineering workforce at Apple when the lot first launched.
The sale is way larger than beforehand offered factory-sealed models. In February, the earlier report offered for $63,000, a second went for $54,904 in March, and one other with a “Fortunate You” sticker fetched $40,000.