Got an original iPhone new in a box? Save it!

There’s an emerging collectible market for new-in-a-box versions of the original iPhone 2g. I wonder where those units are coming from. Who buys an iPhone and doesn’t immediately use it? Visionaries, that’s who!



  • Jack

    It wouldn’t surprise me that there are unopened units floating around out there. Prior to the iPhone, Macs were often seen as collectibles to be kept in mint condition.

  • Moeskido

    If only so they can end up on shrineofapple.com.

  • Lukas

    When the iPhone first came out, before it was available in Europe, I brought a few over for people who wanted one. I kept one of them factory-sealed. I’m going to wait another decade to see where the price will be then, though :-)