Delhi: If you were told that you would have to pay Rs 40 lakh for an old phone, would you buy it? The answer would be no. But today we are going to tell you about one such old phone which is being sold for Rs 40 lakh, not one or two. The phone we are talking about is the 2007 iPhone which is now up for auction. The phone is owned by cosmetic tattoo artist Karen Green, who received the phone as a gift 16 years ago in 2007. In the same year, Apple launched its first iPhone, which came with features of that time. It featured a 3.5-inch touch screen, 2-megapixel camera, and Safari web browser, and was priced at $599 for the 4GB storage variant at the time. Karen was happy to have a new generation phone.
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But he didn’t open the phone because he already had three phone lines with Verizon, and iPhones only came with AT&T. That’s why this phone remained closed in the retail box for a long time. That’s why nearly 15 years later, Karen Greene’s first iPhone is still packed in a box. Now this iPhone is going to be auctioned where the bid can go up to at least 50 thousand dollars (about Rs 40.1 lakh). The auction, being conducted by LCG Auctions, began on Thursday and will go on till February 19. When Green saw a packaged iPhone listed on Ebay for $10,000, he decided to sell his phone.
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Expected to reach $50,000
Karen Green arrived on the TV show Doctor and the Diva in 2019 with her iPhone, which cost Rs 50,000. Seeing the price of the phone, Green decided to keep the phone for another day. After selling a factory-sealed first generation iPhone for $40,000, he decided to sell the iPhone after 16 years. Its auction started on February 2 at $2,500 and is expected to reach $50,000 by February 19.