Lot # 9: Original 2001 Apple iPod 5GB Factory Sealed (1st Release)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 15 (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

First Release, 5GB

This is the best example of the 2001 iPod to hit the market since the $29,000 Rally sale in August of 2023.

Prestigious FIRST RELEASE factory sealed iPod from 2001.  Our example is the ultra-rare 5GB model, released October 23, 2001 (the 10GB model was released several months later). Predating the iPhone by almost six years, high-end collectors consider the iPod to be the first elite collectable Apple product of the 21st century. Now almost 23 years old, a very limited number exist in factory sealed condition. In fact, the majority of Apple collectors believe it to be rarer than the original iPhone. 

Beautiful in design, with outstanding display value, the piece measure six inches across all sides. The top features the iconic Apple logo. The side panels feature clean images of the iPod itself. The front showcases the product name, “iPod”. And finally, the item specifications are found on the reverse. The all-important factory seal is clear and free from yellowing. The box is grey and white in color with no signs of color fade or yellowing. The iPod is considered a condition sensitive piece, and as such, various box imperfections are common, however this one is an exception – it’s the best example to hit the market since the $29,000 Rally sale in August. Overall, a fantastic factory sealed example in exceptional condition. The iPod is the product that marked the birth of the Apple handheld into the mainstream, and we are privileged to offer the very first edition to hit store shelves.  Part No. M8513LL/A (5GB)


Est. $15,000 - $30,000

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