In June 2007, I walked into my local AT&T store and bought my first iPhone. For $599, the handset included mobile Safari, a weak camera, and no App Store. Later, I sold my handset to a guy on eBay for $50.
Here is one of the listings:
STUNNING RARE COLLECTORS CHOICE APPLE iPHONE 1ST GENERATION 8GB AND FACTORY SEALED..!!! YOU ARE SEEING A PIECE OF HISTORY..!!!! THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTORS SHOW PIECE..!!!! THIS WOULD BE A CROWN JEWEL FOR ANY COLLECTION..!!!! AMAZING FACTORY SEALED BOX..!!! UNOPENED AND THE COLLECTORS DREAM APPLE iPHONE..!!!!!!
THIS IS OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME….. !!!!!!! HAPPY BIDDING…!!!!
To date, neither listing has generated a bid.
So, if you’re looking to buy a first-generation iPhone, and have $10,000, you’re in luck.
Personally, I’d rather have the opportunity to buy a $299 sixth-generation iPhone. Do you hear me, Apple?