An authentic 2007 iPhone with simply 4GB of storage, nonetheless in its field and cellophane wrapping, has wrapped up its 14-day public sale and offered to the very best bidder for a whopping $190,372.80. The bidding started at $10,000 and LCG Auctions had estimated that it might fetch between $50,000 and $100,000—half of what the public sale ended up at.
Final October an unopened authentic iPhone with 8GB of storage offered for a (nonetheless respectable) $39,339.60, and some months earlier than that one other offered for $35,414. Nonetheless, whereas Apple reportedly offered round six million iPhones in 2007, items of their authentic packaging are comparatively uncommon. Even rarer are items like this one specced with 4GB of storage. At launch, the machine was out there with both 4GB or 8GB however the decrease configuration was discontinued after a couple of months in favor of a bigger 16GB version.
Whoever received the public sale could be clever to maintain the machine in its wrapping, as a result of it will likely be nicely nigh unusable as an precise smartphone. Aside from the paltry 4GB storage (in comparison with a minimal of 128GB for the iPhone 14) and a 3.5-inch display (in comparison with 6.1 inches on the iPhone 14 and 6.7 inches on the iPhone 14 Plus), the unique iPhone can not even run iOS 4 and has no technique to set up third-party apps. And naturally, as quickly because it’s opened it would lose a lot of its $190,000 worth.
The individual promoting the iPhone says they have been a member of the iPhone’s authentic engineering workforce, based on LCG Auctions.