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Apple iPhone First Generation in Sealed Box Fetches $50,000 at Auction

A first-generation original Apple iPhone has sold at RR Auction for a staggering $51,521 AUD ($35,414 USD). The new-in-box example of the original iPhone foreshadowed years of commercial success for the leading technology brand, and when Steve Jobs claimed the “iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone,” at his keynote speech introducing the product, it’s safe to say he was right.

The original iPhone 1 was first released on June 29, 2007, and sold approximately 6.1 Million units before it was discontinued on July 15, 2008. More information on the sealed iPhone first-generation can be found at the auction link below. You could buy 21 iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB ($2,719 AUD) phones for the price of this single iPhone first-generation.

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Image: Apple iPhone (First Generation, Sealed) | RR Auctions

While we could sit here and list all the revolutionary steps the iPhone took in transforming the mobile phone industry, the ‘slate design’ that removed all physical controls in favour of an easy-to-use capacitive touchscreen interface would be at the top of the list. The model A1203, order MA712LL/A (8GB) iPhone seen here showcases the ‘true to scale’ image and design on the front of the box in all its sealed glory.

The iPhone also put the internet into our pockets, and while the BlackBerry and IBM-focused mobiles appealed to the business community, the iPhone was more appealing to the general public thanks to its full-featured mobile web browser, and App Store that essentially launched the idea of ‘apps’ to the general public.

With a sale price of USD$35,414 you’d be right in assuming that this is the most expensive Apple product ever sold at auction, however, the USD$905,000 (AUD$1,328,655) sale of an Apple I computer took out the crown in October 23rd, 2014. More recently, Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 Computer Prototype sold for USD$677,196 at RR Auctions.

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Image: Apple iPhone (First Generation, Sealed) | RR Auctions

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Image: Apple iPhone (First Generation, Sealed) | RR Auctions

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.