Someone paid a lot of money for one of these.
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Apple released itslast month, but on Sunday someone dished out $39,339.60 for an original, mint iPhone from 2007, in its original package. LCG Auctions had the sealed on the block, and the winning bid exceeded the auction house’s expectation of $30,000.
“One of the most important and ubiquitous inventions of our lifetime,” the item description read. “This factory sealed, first-release example is in exceptional condition. … Collectors and investors would be hard-pressed to find a superior example.”
Bidding opened at $2,500 and ran from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16.
Thelaunched on June 27, 2007, for $599. Without taking inflation into account, the $39,339.60 auction sale is increase of more than 65 times its original price.
With $39,000, the winner could also have bought any group of these Apple products.
- 19 desktops
- 35 phones
- 48 models
- 97 models
- 65 tablets
- 156 pairs of
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