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Lot #3049
Apple iPhone - Rare 4GB Model (First Generation)

Pristine 4GB original first-gen iPhone, with its original box and accessories

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Estimate: $20000+
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Pristine 4GB original first-gen iPhone, with its original box and accessories

Scarce first generation, first release original Apple iPhone, Model A1203, Part No. MA501LL/A (4GB), Serial No. YM7231BHVR0. The box features a life-size image of the iPhone with twelve icons on the screen, indicating that it is from the earliest production (2007); a 13th icon, for iTunes, came later in the year. The 4GB iPhone is the rarest of all original iPhones, as it was discontinued by Apple on September 5, 2007, just over two months after the pioneering product's debut. Priced at $499, the 4GB iPhone model encountered lackluster sales as most consumers opted for the $100 upgrade to double its storage capacity to 8GB. Although this phone has been opened and activated, it remains in pristine, apparently unused condition, and is running 1.0 software. It is complete with the original box and accessories—earbuds, dock, USB cable, and AC power adapter (all in their original plastic)—and the accompanying Cingular SIM card remains uninstalled, intact within its original punch card. Additionally includes an original iPhone bag.

Sealed examples of the 4GB iPhone are considered the 'holy grails' of all modern Apple items—one attracted worldwide media attention when it sold for over $190,000 at another auction in July 2023. Though unsealed, this remarkable example is in pristine, unused condition—an ideal first-gen iPhone.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution
  • Dates: #690 - Ended March 21, 2024