The unlocked first generation iPhone from 2007 is Hit the auction block Thursday – Estimated value of $50,000.
Originally on sale for $599, it was The first iPhone It offered early Apple users a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, as well as 4GB and 8GB storage options and Internet and iTunes capabilities. It didn’t have an app store, it works on 2G and it was exclusive to AT&T.
Cosmetic tattoo artist Karen Green was given an 8GB copy and never broke the seal, according to her appearance on the daytime TV show “The Doctor & The Diva” in 2019. An appraiser on the show valued the phone at $5,000 at the time.
Since then, another unlocked first-generation iPhone like the Green has sold at auction for more than $39,000 at an LCG auction listing that closed in October. LCG Auctions is also listing the Green phone, with bidding opening at $2,500.
Green and LCG Auctions did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Iphone I changed the way Billions of people around the world communicate, make payments, do their jobs, take pictures, and even how they get up in the morning. It has killed dozens of industries (camcorders, MP3 players, cell phones) and given life to many more.
Speaking at Apple’s annual Macworld In 2007, Apple Chairman Steve Jobs opened his presentation with the words, “We’re going to make some history together today.” Jobs described the new smartphone as a “revolutionary mobile phone” that would contain an iPod, a phone, and what he called an “internet communication device”.
“It’s bad today,” Jobs said of mobile web browsers. “It’s a real revolution to bring real web browsing to the phone.”
Apple fans will have until February 19th to bid on leftover tech.
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