Do you have an iPhone 1? You can earn up to 40,000 euros if you sell it in online auctions


The apple fans they are in many cases also big fans of their co-founder, Steve Jobs. After his death more than a decade ago, the company remains one of the most important in the world. In fact, the good results at the end of the fiscal year even made the technology company’s shares soar 7% on the stock market last week to 155 dollars. Among its different products, the iPhone represents two thirds of the total billingwith 205,489 million dollars in revenue.

However, in the beginning, Apple was slow to bet on mobile telephony. In the 70s its first presentation was the Macintosh, one of the first mouse computers of the time and a striking icon design that made it easier for the user to handle it. Later, they diversified their business and delved into conquering music. They launched the iPod and with it a wide variety of programs that allowed you to enjoy the best songs without having to depend on a CD.

Years later, in 2007, presented one of its most revolutionary productsthe iPhone, a unique smartphone without physical keys that has ended up changing the whole world. Many details have been analyzed from that presentation, from Jobs’s way of communicating with his classic uniform, to the reaction of competitorswho stated that no one would give up keyboards in order to send messages.

Unused iPhone since 2007

At the time, this device went on sale for a price between 499 and 599 dollars, nothing compared to the more than 1,469 euros that the iPhone 14 Pro Max model costs today. But now the American auction house LCG Auctions has been achieved sell for up to 39,339.6 euros, almost 40,000 euros. The reason? Not only is it one of the first copies of the company, but also the box is completely sealed and the phone has never been used.

The auction had many setbacks, initially the starting price was $2,500 and one day before the end of the bidding period, it was already more than $7,000, however, someone raised it at the last minute to almost 40,000 euros. Undoubtedly a collector’s item that recalls the innovation that Jobs brought to the modern world. In this case, and unlike current smartphones, the first iPhone had a capacity of 8 GB and had very basic functionalities, in a news item from that year published by New York Times They pointed out that it allowed listening to music, taking photos, accessing the Internet and using email.


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