This Original And Sealed 2007 iPhone Just Sold For More Than $63,000
Apple’s original iPhone went on sale in 2007 and a model from that era, still sealed, has now sold for a huge sum of money. In fact, that sum is so large it’s the most that an iPhone has ever sold for.
The phone was sold by LCG Auctions and the lot ran from February 2 through February 19.
There were a total of 27 bids on the OG iPhone, with the final $63,356.40 winning bid dwarfing the $599 original retail price. And that seemed like a lot at the time, too.
The item’s auction listing made it clear that the buyer wouldn’t just be buying a phone. They’d be buying a piece of history as well.
The original first-release iPhone in factory sealed condition is widely regarded as a blue-chip asset amongst high-end collectors. Impressive public sales of $35,414 in August and $39,339 in October of last year resulted in widespread media coverage from major outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox Business, and others. There’s little doubt that interest in culturally relevant collectibles is rapidly increasing, and despite the impressive sales numbers, many believe the space is still in its infancy.
At this point it isn’t clear where the phone will end up or if it will ever see the light of day. But considering the amount of money spent it seems unlikely that anyone will rush to break that seal any time soon.