Apple enthusiasts have the opportunity to own the original 2007 iPhone, if they’re willing to pay the price.
One of the first-ever iPhones hits the auction block today, with prices starting at $2,500.
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Original iPhones from 2007, which are said to be sealed and unopened in their original packaging, are expected to sell for as much as $50,000 or more. LCG auction Where to list items for sale.
When first produced, the iPhone had 4 or 8 GB of storage, a 3.5-inch screen, and a 2-megapixel camera.The original phone didn’t initially include an app store, and it was only available exclusively through AT&T on the 2G network, according to CNN. It was named Invention of the Year 2007 time magazine.
The specific iPhone for sale was commissioned by its owner, Karen Green, who was gifted when the Apple product was first released. Speaking on “The Doctor & The Diva” in 2019, the proud owner said she received the phone but never unpacked it because she’s happy with her current device. She said she has been holding it in the hope that it will come in handy one day. During the live broadcast, her 8 GB phone was valued by the Doctor at $5,000. Antique Appraiser Dr. Lori.
The value of first-edition packaged iPhones has increased over the years as collectors view them as blue-chip assets. Notably, the last original iPhone of this nature will sell for $39,339.60 in October 2022.
Bidders have until February 19 to claim this coveted collectible.
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