Collecting equipment can be a complex matter depending on the device itself and the desired condition. One such coveted lot is the first iPhone, which is really hard to find unboxed and not fall into the trap of scammers who know how to use a hair dryer and film.

One of the most famous bloggers, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), still managed to find such a model in its original packaging, buy it at an auction for a whopping $42,991.20 and … immediately reduce its value several times by opening the box.

Of course, a YouTuber has shown the entire process on video, so anyone can see a set of the original iPhone, which is very different from the current versions.

Apparently, Mr. Brownlee was lucky to find a really unboxed smartphone with a complete set. What’s more, the device even managed to turn on. An interesting point is that although the smartphone itself works after 16 years of waiting in the box, the supplied power supply unit did not last that long.

It is also worth noting that the first iPhone was sold with a small docking station for charging and connecting to an external speaker system using a 3.5 mm jack.

Lucky you: MKBHD managed to find the first iPhone in its original packaging. The asking price is almost $43,000

Even in the box, you could find a branded cloth that would help keep the smartphone in a tidy state. Probably, users who managed to buy Mac computers in those days also remember similar (albeit larger) ones with a small Apple logo.

If among our readers there are happy owners of the first iPhone, we invite you to share your nostalgia in the comments.