The first iPhone was launched in 2007 with a 3.5-inch screen, 2MP camera, and options for 4GB or 8GB storage, starting at $599. one of these devices sealed in the box will go up for auction and can go for $50,000 or about R$250,000 in direct conversion.
The cell phone in question belongs to Karen Green, who received the device as a gift from her colleagues in 2007 while working at a pet store. Time Green decided to keep the iPhone so as not to lose its benefits or pay a loyalty fee for cancellation.
Over the years, Green even considered selling the device several times, but changed his perspective when he saw an iPhone similar to his own for $10,000 on eBay. “God, I think I have the original!”, the girl thought at the time.
He decided to keep the device longer to get the highest possible value in a final auction. Now, Green has started his own business, a tattoo parlor, and he needs money. “If I could keep the phone for 10 more years, I probably would. I’m selling this phone only because I need support for my business.”
Auction is now open
In October of last year, a factory-sealed iPhone was sold at auction for $40,000. Around the time Green was starting out, he went to LCG Auctions to try to sell his own.
The estimate to reach $50,000 comes from LCG itself, which has already started bidding for the device. The auction continues until the 19th, when we will find out the final value earned by the mobile phone with so much history.
Source: Tec Mundo
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