The first purpose for the exorbitant public sale value for this particular iPhone is that it’s a very uncommon 4 GB variant. For these unaware, in 2007, Apple launched the unique in two variations with 4 GB and eight GB inside storage choices. The 8 GB variant was the extra widespread of the 2 because it solely value $100 extra, and most of the people thought it made sense to go for the variant with larger storage. Because of this, gross sales of the 4 GB mannequin have been so low Apple was compelled to discontinue the mannequin lower than two months after its launch. Whereas nobody wished the 4 GB unique iPhone again then, this uncommon gadget has turn into a sought-after, uncommon collector’s merchandise.
This 4 GB model of the iPhone is unopened, is available in its unique packaging, and is in flawless situation, as per the public sale home. In truth, had it not been for the obvious label, most individuals could even mistake it for a latest product and never one thing that’s over 16 years outdated.
It’s also attention-grabbing to notice that the successful bid for this gadget was $158,644. Nevertheless, the client should pay a further payment known as the “consumers premium” which jacks up the value to $190,372.80 — a distinction of $31,728. Nonetheless, there may be little doubt about the truth that the $190,000 price ticket for this practically two-decades-old iPhone mannequin exemplifies the rising marketplace for classic Apple gadgets.