Technology A sealed first-generation iPhone could fetch $100,000 at auction

A sealed first-generation iPhone could fetch $100,000 at auction

A sealed first-generation iPhone could fetch $100,000 at auction

It is well known that The first generation iPhone is an object of desire. Many have reached all-time record prices in recent auctions and the last one on the table may top them all.

LCG Auctions has put up for sale an original sealed 4GB iPhone that, according to estimates from the auction house, could reach a price of between 50,000 and 100,000 dollars.

“Despite the high media coverage of our previous sales and the hundreds of contacts we’ve had with consumers who thought they had an original factory-sealed iPhone, this is the only factory-sealed 4GB version ever released. to light,” says Mark Montero, founder of LCG Auctions, in a press release.

“Based on our recent record sales and the fact that the 4GB model is probably 20 times rarer than the 8GB version, we wouldn’t be surprised if it set a new sales price record,” he says.

When Apple introduced its first iPhone in 20107, the device came with 4GB or 8GB of internal memory, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 2-megapixel camera, a web browser, and a retail price of $599.

Consumers opted for the 8GB model, so the Cupertino firm made the decision to discontinue the 4GB model, so today it is very difficult to find it, according to LCG. This model was soon replaced by a 16GB iPhone.

The person who had this 4GB iPhone up for auction was part of Apple’s original engineering team, according to the press release.

In addition to this model, an original sealed 8GB iPhone is also up for auction that will sell for between $45,000 and $65,000, according to LCG estimates, and another sealed 16GB one that could fetch a price of between $20,000 and $30,000.

These types of devices have been very successful in recent auctions, selling at prices much higher than the originals.

In October last year, a first-generation 8GB iPhone sold for $39,339, setting a record at the time. In February of this year, another 8GB one also sealed reached a price of $63,356, setting a new record.

Bidding for these iPhone models is already open and will last until July 16.



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