First Ever iPhone And iPod Sold At US Auction For This Much!

- Updated: 27th Aug 2022, 18:26 IST
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    The Latest iPhone Auction in history
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    Super Mario 64 Auction last year

An unused first-generation iPhone recently sold for USD 35,414 (about Rs 28 lakh) at an auction in the US. The auction also saw the selling of the first-generation iPod. It debuted in 2001, and it brought in USD 25,000 (around Rs 20 lakh).

RR Auction conducted an auction for the fully loaded iPhone. This is a turning point for rare devices as they are being auctioned off worldwide. Moreover, now because auction prices are reaching millions of dollars. They also sold the Apple I computer’s original circuit board. The hand-soldered board made by Apple co-founder Stephen Wozniak was sold for USD 6,77,196. It was also offered in the most recent auction of the unopened iPhone (Rs 5.41 crore).

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The Latest iPhone Auction in history

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It is not breaking a world record to sell an iPhone at an auction. Still, it is the most recent in a long line of expensive, rare, unopened technology sold at auction for millions of dollars.

Similar, significant events have occurred in the history of personal technology with the recently sold iPhone. With a touchscreen interface, up to 8GB of storage, an MP3 player, a web browser, and other features, the original iPhone, released in 2007, stood out as significantly different from what mobile phones were at the time.

In many respects, the first-generation iPhone established a standard that other touchscreen smartphones have since surpassed. It dethroned industry juggernauts like Nokia and BlackBerry. Since then, Apple has grown to become one of the largest corporations in the world. Also as well as one of the major phone manufacturers.

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Super Mario 64 Auction last year

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For instance, Heritage Auctions sold a sealed, unopened copy of Nintendo’s best-selling video game last year. An auction in July 2021 sold Super Mario 64 in the US for $1.56 million.

Super Mario 64 stands out for its significantly improved visuals and video quality over Nintendo’s previous generation of games. Thus making it one of the most recognisable games of all time.

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Highlights of the Story

  • A fully loaded 8GB original iPhone was auctioned off for $35,414 dollars.
  • According to the auction firm RR Auction, the iPhone box has a life-size representation of the iPhone with 12 icons
  • The item was part of the “Apple, Jobs, and Computer Hardware”, which finished on August 18 and included over 70 items up for bid.