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First generation unsealed iPhone sold for Rs 28 lakh in auction, bid for more than 70 items


The first generation iPhone has been sold in an auction for Rs 28 lakh.
More than 70 items were bid in this auction.
The first generation Apple iPod was sold at auction for $25,000.

New Delhi. The first generation unsealed iPhone has been sold for $35,000 (about 28 lakhs) in an auction in America. On January 9, 2007, the then Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. The phone is equipped with features like iPod, camera and a touchscreen with web-browsing capability.

The device has a touchscreen, a 2MP camera, visual voicemail and a web browser. The iPhone was introduced in the US in June 2007. The 4GB model of the phone was launched at a price of $499 and the 8GB model was priced at $599. According to a report by ZDNet, the now fully packaged original iPhone (8GB) has sold for $35,414 at an auction.

More than 70 items auctioned
Auction house RR said that the iPhone box has a picture of an iPhone printed on the screen with 12 icons. The device was up for auction at RR Auctions’ curated Apple, Jobs, and computer hardware auctions. More than 70 items were bid in this auction.

Apple iPod also sold
The Apple-1 circuit board was also seen at auction, which sold for $677,196. In addition, the first generation original Apple iPod (5GB) was sold for $25,000 in the auction, the report said.

iPhone 14 series will be launched
Meanwhile, Apple is set to launch the iPhone 14 series along with other devices and products in the first week of September. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Cupertino-based company may introduce its new devices on September 7. Ahead of the launch of iPhone 14, e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart have seen a drop in the prices of existing iPhone models.

iPhone prices drop
Apple iPhone 13 is listed at a discounted price of Rs 65,999 on Amazon after a 17% discount on its original price. Similarly, the iPhone 11 is available on Flipkart for Rs 41,999. The smartphone is being sold with a 15% discount on the price tag of Rs 49,900.

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