Factory-sealed first-generation iPhone sells for over $63,000 at auction

Michail, 20 February 2023

iPhones tend to hold their value better than most other phones but this latest example is one for the history books. A factory sealed first-generation Apple iPhone from 2007 sold for $63,356 at an auction over the weekend.

The $63,000 iPhone in its original packaging The $63,000 iPhone in its original packaging
The $63,000 iPhone in its original packaging

The device in question is an 8GB Apple iPhone and had an MSRP of $599 back in June of 2007. The auction ran from February 2 with a starting bid of $2,500 which ballooned past the $60,000 mark over the weekend.

The phone has an interesting story too – it’s owner Karen Green received it as a gift from her friends over fifteen years ago. The owner was a Verizon customer at the time while the phone only ran on AT&T’s network so it was quickly stored in a shelf and forgotten for over a decade.

The phone was then appraised in 2019 with an estimated value of $5,000 and ultimately went on auction earlier this month. Based on reports, Karen Green will use the funds from the auction towards opening a business venture.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Feb 2023
  • j%t

It was garbage back then and is still garbage today.

not an apple fan.. but this? the 1st gen iPhone? sealed from factory? untouched? this is Steve Jobs era... he was amazing! this is a classic and iconic phone and i understand why someone would give so much money for it! it's just no...

hahaha 1st Gen :)

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