Yes, Apple just released the iPhone 14 line, but what would you pay to own a piece of Apple history? LCG Auctions has a sealed, original 8GB iPhone for sale, and the auction house expects the iPhone to fetch at least $30,000.
“One of the most important and ubiquitous inventions of our lifetime,” the item description reads. “This factory sealed, first-release example is in exceptional condition… Collectors and investors would be hard pressed to find a superior example.”
Bidding opened at $2,500 but has risen since. The auction is scheduled to conclude at 2 p.m. PT Sunday.
The original 8GB iPhone went on sale on June 27, 2007 for $599. If this iPhone sells for $30,000, that is an increase of 50 times its original price.
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