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An unopened first-generation Apple iPhone (Model A1203) just sold for a whopping $63,356.40 USD at auction, the same one that Steve Jobs unveiled at MacWorld San Francisco on January 9, 2007. This particular configuration comes with a 3.5-inch TFT screen, a 412MHz ARM 11 CPU, PowerVR MBX GPU, 8GB of internal storage, a 2MP rear camera, and a 1400mAh Lithium-ion battery.
Despite its relatively high price tag of $599 USD ($864.29 in 2023), these first-generation iPhones sold out very quickly, and all the handsets sold in the US were tied to AT&T, as they were the exclusive carrier of the smartphone for the first few years. Karen Green purchased this iPhone new in 2007 and it has been safely stored ever since, with it first being featured on the Treasure Hunt segment of ‘The Doctor & The Diva’ TV show.
- Gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone
- A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- 8MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
This is the first original iPhone in acceptable condition to hit the auction block since the record-breaking sale in October. A truly remarkable piece with great appeal to both collectors and investors alike,” said LCG Auctions.