The original Apple iPhone, released in 2007, will go up for auction this month. According to the seller, the phone is factory sealed. But how much should you pay for a phone that isn’t even a proper antique yet?After all, 2007 just means he’s 16 years old and not old enough to vote. But the seller is amazing he wants to get $50,000.
How did auction house LCG Auctions get to such numbers? Believe it or not, another factory-sealed iPhone sold for over $39,000 back in octoberAnd that speaks to the premium collectors are willing to pay for anything bearing the Apple name.
“Original first-release iPhones in factory-sealed condition are widely regarded as prime assets among high-end collectors,” LCG Auctions said in its listing of iPhones. on that website.
“Last year’s impressive public auctions of $35,414 in August and $39,339 in October wall street journal, CNBC, fox business, others. There is no doubt that interest in culturally relevant collectibles is growing rapidly, and despite impressive sales numbers, many believe the space is still in its infancy. ,” continued the auction house.
Those who owned the original iPhone will remember that it lacked many features that we take for granted today. Yes, the original iPhone had maps in 2007, but not GPS. This meant that users had to enter both a starting address and a destination address to get driving directions anywhere.
In fact, I remember traveling to Detroit for work in 2008 and pulling up the rental car to the side of the road to get an address. It was so that I could enter the address of where I am. know. Either that or buy a paper map.
Also, the original iPhone didn’t have Siri or other voice recognition software that would save users from having to type tediously. But no Siri means no turn-by-turn voice guidance for Maps.
Yes, it’s been almost 16 years since the iPhone first came out. And while it may not be old enough to vote for, that era really feels like ancient history when you look at the technology we carry around in our pockets today. If only I could convince people that the latest upgrade is worth pursuing.
If you have the money and the desire, bids for this unopened iPhone start at $2,500. But you have been warned. If history is any guide, it could easily reach $50,000.