Lot # 2: Original 2007 Apple iPhone Factory Sealed (First Release)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "2023 Winter Premier Auction",
which ran from 2/2/2023 2:00 PM to
2/19/2023 5:00 PM



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Highly desirable factory sealed first-generation original Apple iPhone from 2007.  

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 4/8 GB 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 first-release iPhone in factory sealed condition is widely regarded as a blue-chip asset amongst high-end collectors.  Impressive public sales of $35,414 in August and $39,339 in October of last year resulted in widespread media coverage from major outlets including the Wall Street JournalCNBCFox Business, and others.  There’s little doubt that interest in culturally relevant collectibles is rapidly increasing, and despite the impressive sales numbers, many believe the space is still in its infancy.

We are pleased to present an iconic factory sealed, first-release iPhone in outstanding condition.  Our offering was consigned by the phone’s original owner, Karen Green, and is coupled with a great backstory that was first shared on the Treasure Hunt segment of the syndicated television show “The Doctor & The Diva”.  Almost 16 years old, the phone presents magnificently, showcasing sharp corners front and back, rich color, and “case fresh” features.  The labels on the reverse are pristine beneath the seal and shelf wear is minimal.  This is the first original iPhone in acceptable condition to hit the auction block since the record-breaking sale in October.  A truly remarkable piece with great appeal to both collectors and investors alike. Model A1203, Order MA712LL/A (8GB)

 

 

**As seen on the Treasure Hunt segment of the syndicated television show “The Doctor & The Diva”.  Click here to view segment (begins at 7:25).  

 

**To read the Business Insider article with Karen Green interview, click here.

 

 

 

Estimate: $50,000 - and up

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