The iPhone X with a USB-C port has been officially modified sold on eBay for an incredible $ 86,000. This is well above the price of even the latest iPhone and is clearly a signal that even in the world of irreplaceable tokens (NFT) the product of engineering is valued.
The custom-made and one-of-a-kind phone was the result of master’s degree Ken Pilonel is a lot months of effort. Earlier this month, Pillonel also launched production of the phone on its YouTube channel, with details GitHub.
Although the effort was rewarded by the media coverage of the project and the number of subscribers that Pillonel won on YouTube, the monetary value of the unique piece was realized only after it was put up for auction on eBay.
Like Gizmodo reports, there was even an offer of $ 100,000, which was later withdrawn. When the auction ended, the highest bid was $ 86,001. Given that Pillonel has set some strict conditions of sale, which include not using it for regular purposes or giving guarantees for the operation of the phone, if the user decides to update it to a newer version, its usefulness is only as a collector’s item .
The price of the offer may seem high to the non-professional audience, but the money is unlikely to change the opinion of senior officials. a company valued at over $ 2 trillion. However, it may be enough to show that his customers are interested in the USB-C version of his popular phone. Apple has moved many products from the Lightning port to USB-C, but insists on keeping it on the iPhone.
It’s definitely not that the Apple team doesn’t know how to fit into an iPhone’s USB-C port. It’s just that for some reason there is opposition to this idea. Out of concern for the environment or its customers who also use other devices, Apple needs to move to a frequently used port.
Or maybe drop it completely and switch to wireless?