The old iPhone just sold for £30,000 – do you have the same model at home?

An original unopened iPhone fetched £30,000 at auction 15 years after it was first released.

The first-generation device was sold for $35,414, complete with box and factory sealed.

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First generation iPhone sold in its original box and factory sealCredit: RR Auctions
The first iPhone was released in 2007

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The first iPhone was released in 2007Credit: RR Auctions

It is not uncommon for old iPhones to reappear but they are rarely found in their original packaging in such good condition.

The smartphone only has 8GB of storage – tiny compared to the 128GB minimum available in today’s market. iPhone 13.

On the packaging, there is a life-size image of the iconic smartphone that changed Apple forever.

12 basic applications are displayed on the small 3.5 inch screen.

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Experts say this particular model is likely early production, as the iTunes app is yet to be shown.

It followed soon after and was eventually added to the packaging.

“The iPhone is a revolutionary, magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone,” late Apple boss Steve Jobs said when he announced the device in January 2007.

The very first iPhone was just £269 back.

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It was auctioned as part of a special “Apple, Jobs and Computer Hardware” curation organized by specialists RR Auction.

They also sold an unopened original first generation (5GB) Apple iPod that sold for £21,000.

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Although you probably don’t have an original iPhone without a box, you can still net some money for other retro Apple products.

Some aging iPhones, iPods, and Macs that were high-end a few years ago could now be worth thousands.

The first iPhone only had 8 GB of storage

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The first iPhone only had 8 GB of storageCredit: RR Auctions

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