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Think iPhone 14 price is too high? It's peanuts! THIS iPhone was Shockingly sold for Rs. 28 lakh

While the iPhone 14 price can cost you a little fortune to own, it is nothing compared to the Rs. 28 lakh that this iPhone sold for. Find out what made this Apple smartphone so expensive.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 25 2022, 13:37 IST
iPhone 14 price ‘leaked’! Here’s how much it will cost
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1/5 iPhone 14 has been rumoured by many to be a game-changer. It is expected to house some of the best features in a smartphone such as high refresh rate displays, best-in-class cameras and huge storage capacity. (FrontPageTech)
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2/5 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the launch event is scheduled for September 7 this year. The same report also mentions that Apple has already started recording the launch event at the Apple Park which will see the launch of the iPhone 14 series as well as the Apple Watch Series 8. (REUTERS)
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3/5 ow, a recent report by LeaksApplePro has reported the price of the iPhone 14. According to the report, it has been hinted that the iPhone 14 price may come in at almost the same as its predecessor, which is around $799, which is roughly Rs. 63815. (Front Page Tech)
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4/5 However, just a few days ago, Dan Ives, an analyst from Wedbush Securities hinted at a $100 price hike for the Pro models. The base iPhone 14 is expected to start from $799 and the all-new iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus, which will replace the outgoing iPhone 13 Mini is expected to be priced at $899. (FrontPageTech)
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5/5 The iPhone 14 Pro leaks have highlighted major design changes for the smartphone. See its life-like renders based on all the leaks. (Ian Zelbo/Jon Prosser - Front Page Tech)
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This particular iPhone sold for Rs. 28 lakh, making even the iPhone 14 price look like pocket change. Know what’s so special about this Apple smartphone. (Representative Photo) (REUTERS)

There are many who have not been pleased after hearing the rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro models might see an increase of price by as much as $100. That would put the starting price for the Pro models at $1,099. And indeed that is a huge sum to pay to own the latest Apple smartphone. But what if we told you that someone was willing to pay almost 35 times that price to own an iPhone. And interestingly, it is not even the latest model. In fact, it is probably a worse smartphone than any smartphone released this year. Shocked? Don't be. Just read on.

The Rs. 28 lakh iPhone makes the iPhone 14 price look like pocket change

The mysterious iPhone in question is the first-ever iPhone to be unveiled. The iPhone was first launched in 2007 by Steve Jobs at the MacWorld convention and offered a spec sheet that would sound hilariously bad in today's time, but was then considered state-of-the-art. This iPad-like device had a touchscreen on a TFT panel, a 2MP camera, web browsing and a few other features.

According to a ZDNet report, the same first-generation smartphone that was unveiled by Jobs and was later kept in a sealed box has now sold for $35,000 (around Rs. 28 lakh) during an auction in the USA. The original price of the iPhone 1 was $499 for the 4GB RAM variant and $599 for the 8GB RAM variant.

The auction was conducted by RR Auction, which sold the iPhone as a part of its ‘Apple, Jobs, and Computer Hardware' category. The sold iPhone had 8GB RAM and was in working condition.

The auction company stated that to prove that the smartphone indeed belonged to the first generation of iPhone manufactured, the original box included a “life-size image of the iPhone with 12 icons on the screen”. This is relevant since the 13th icon of iTunes was added later in 2007.

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First Published Date: 25 Aug, 13:36 IST
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