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Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD, is a prominent tech YouTuber and content creator with millions of followers. He recently revealed that he had purchased a sealed first-generation iPhone with a “Lucky You” sticker on the packaging for $40,320. The purchase was made in April, during an auction where the threshold was set between $40,000 and $60,000.
MKBHD’s purchase was actually on the lower end of the spectrum, but it was still a significant amount of money for an old device. In February, another sealed first-generation iPhone sold for a whopping $63,000, breaking a record for the most expensive Apple product ever sold at auction.
In his latest video, MKBHD unboxes the sealed iPhone and its accessories, taking viewers on a trip down memory lane. The unboxing process is akin to that of a buyer in 2007, the year the iPhone was first released. The original manuals, charging dock, and “iPhone” embossed cleaning cloth are all included, and the iPhone itself looks to be in pristine condition.
MKBHD acknowledges that there have been instances in the past where buyers have been scammed by purchasing “sealed” original iPhones that turned out to be repackaged and resealed used devices. However, after unboxing the iPhone and conducting some follow-up research, MKBHD believes that his purchase is the real deal.
The purchase of a sealed first-generation iPhone is not just about owning a piece of Apple history. It also serves as a reminder of how far smartphones have come in the past decade and a half. The first iPhone was groundbreaking at the time of its release, but compared to today’s devices, it seems almost archaic.
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For MKBHD and other tech enthusiasts, the purchase of a sealed first-generation iPhone is not just a display of wealth or nostalgia. It is a symbol of the rapid progress and innovation that the tech industry has undergone in the past 15 years and a reminder of how much further it has yet to go.