Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Did you know that the iPhone 2G is a collector's item?

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

When it comes to mobile gadgets, most tech junkies only care about the latest and greatest. If it's not cutting-edge, you might as well not bother, right? Well, not quite. It seems that the original, non-3G iPhone (commonly referred to as the iPhone 2G) has risen sharply in value after becoming obsolete. In fact, if you have a mint specimen you're willing to part with, you might be looking at US$1,000 or more.

Ever the pulse on current gadget values, the eBay "Completed Listings" page for the iPhone 2G is somewhat jaw-dropping. First, you have folks asking $5,000 or more for unopened units, which never sell. But there are several examples of "new" iPhones with open boxes going for north of $600, with sealed boxes successfully selling for as much as $1,999.

Unfortunately, these lofty figures are reserved for the cream of the crop, and if your device is in "Used" condition you can expect less than $100 for it. Still, it's extremely rare for a years-old phone to actually rise in value later in life. I mean, when was the last time you heard of someone paying $2,000 for a brand-new Motorola RAZR flip phone?

In this article: apple, ebay, iOS, iPhone, iphone 2g, Iphone2g
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

EU won't let Facebook tell it how to regulate tech giants

EU won't let Facebook tell it how to regulate tech giants

View
Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

View
RCS messaging comes to Windows 10's Your Phone app

RCS messaging comes to Windows 10's Your Phone app

View
The synth tones of 'Blade Runner' now fit on your desk

The synth tones of 'Blade Runner' now fit on your desk

View
SpaceX lost another Falcon booster to the sea

SpaceX lost another Falcon booster to the sea

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr