Lot # 6: Original 2007 Apple iPhone Factory Sealed (1st Release, 4GB)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Spring Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/8/2024 5:00 PM to
3/24/2024 5:00 PM



Only our third 4GB model ever offered! 

Previous sales:

July 2023 - $190,373

October 2023 - $133,435

 

One of the most important and ubiquitous inventions of our lifetime, the iPhone was first introduced by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 at MacWorld San Francisco. Just over five months later it was released at retail for $499/$599 on June 29th. The original iPhone included 4GB/8GB of storage, an innovative touchscreen, a 2-megapixel camera, and a web browser. The iconic box featured a life-size image of the iPhone with 12 icons on the screen. It quickly became Apple’s most successful product, forever changed the smartphone industry, and was named the Time Magazine Invention of the Year in 2007.

The original 4GB model is considered a “Holy Grail” amongst iPhone collectors. Its extreme scarcity is directly related to its limited production. Debuting on June 29th, 2007, alongside the 8GB model, the 4GB model was hampered by slow sales. Buyers chose to pay the $100 upcharge in exchange for double the storage space. The lagging sales resulted in Apple making the decision to discontinue the 4GB model on September 5th, 2007, just over two months after it was first released. 

The 4GB model appears to have the potential of a “blue chip” collectible. Extremely rare, when one finally surfaced at auction in Summer 2023, it realized a record price of $190,373. The record shattering LCG sale received widespread media coverage from major outlets including, ABC NewsCNN, and Fox Business. Another 4GB model surfaced in the LCG Fall Premier Auction in October and realized an impressive price of $133,435.

Our current offering is identical to the record breakers mentioned above - it’s a first-release 4GB model in factory sealed condition. Impressive throughout, the front panel of the box exhibits bright color with no sign of fading. Imperfections are few. Seven of the eight corners are sharp, all edges are flawless, and each of the six panels appear factory fresh and retain perfect form. The factory seal is clean with correct seam details and tightness. Very light shelfwear. Labels on the reverse are correctly pristine beneath the seal. Brand new, never activated.  Impressive example!  Model A1203, Order MA501LL/A, 4GB)

 

Est. $100,000 – and up

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