$599 was the price in 2007.
Most of the original iPhone owners threw away their boxes to use the radical piece of tech in 2007. One soul who didn’t is now profiting by about $40,000.
GameSpot has reported that a factory-sealed, original iPhone of 2007 just sold off for $39,339.60 in an online auction. The patient owner received $38,740 for the 8GB model’s initial $599 price tag.
The listing read, “This first-release, a factory-sealed example is in great shape.” Almost faultless over the surface and edges, neat factory seal with proper seam details and tightness.
“It swiftly became Apple’s most popular product, which changed the smartphone industry forever, and was titled the Time Magazine Invention of the Year in 2007.”
Since there was no App Store when the original iPhone was released, it only had 16 pre-installed apps, including Phone, Text, Camera, Calculator, Weather, and more. It was only offered in 4GB and 8GB variants, a far cry from the 128GB minimum and 1TB maximum storage capacity of the iPhone 14 of today.
In Apple’s latest 9/10 review, IGN said that one of the most substantial updates to the iPhone design is the iPhone 14 Pro, which features a 48MP camera, an always-on display, and stylish Dynamic Island animations.