Flashback Friday: A First-Generation iPhone Sold for Over $39,000 at Auction - The Scene

The starting bid was $2,500.

While the latest iPhone 14 Pro will set you back a thousand dollars, a first-generation Apple model has sold for $39,339.60 at auction.

Released in 2007, the factory-sealed item was offered by LCG auctions and received 28 bids. The starting bid was $2,500. LCG, a Boston-based house, described the 8GB smartphone as “One of the most important and ubiquitous inventions of our lifetime.” Apple’s founder, Steve Jobs, introduced the model at MacWorld San Francisco in January 2007. 

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“Virtually flawless along the surface and edges, the factory seal is clean with correct seam details and tightness,” they continue. In addition to being brand new, it has never been activated.

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