First-gen iPhone sold for Rs 28 lakh

A sealed Apple iPhone first generation was sold for $35,000 (Rs 28 lakh) in an auction in the United states.

RR Auction organised the auction, where about 70 Apple devices were offered for sale.

The iPhone box, according to RR Auction, features a life-size image of the iPhone with 12 icons on the screen.

The item was offered as part of RR Auction's "Apple, Jobs, and Computer Hardware" curated sale, which ended on August 18 and featured more than 70 items.

On January 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the Macworld convention in San Francisco.

The gadget had a tonne of features, including an iPod, a touchscreen mobile phone, a camera, and web browsing capabilities.

The first generation iPhone had a touchscreen, a web browser, a 2-megapixel camera, and visual voicemail.

The 4GB and 8GB models of the iPhone went on sale in the US in June 2007 for $499 and $599, respectively, with a two-year contract.

Meanwhile, Apple is all set to launch the upcoming iPhone 14 series on September 7.

The upcoming iPhone 14 series will include - iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Along with the iPhone 14 series, Apple will launch Watch Series 8 as well.