The iPhone has come a long way since its debut in 2007. From the first-generation model to the latest iPhone 13, Apple has made some significant changes to the design and features of its flagship device. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to unbox the original iPhone today? Well, tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, or MKBHD, got to experience just that when he won an auction for a sealed first-generation iPhone with a “Lucky You” sticker on the packaging. In his latest video, MKBHD unboxes the iPhone, and it’s a wonderful trip down memory lane.
The excitement of winning the auction
MKBHD reveals in the video that he won the auction for the sealed original iPhone earlier this month for $40,320. That might seem like a lot of money, but it’s actually at the very bottom end of the auction house’s threshold, which was between $40,000 and $60,000. MKBHD explains that he was excited to get his hands on the iPhone and experience the unboxing as a buyer back in 2007 would have.
The unboxing experience
The video is a fascinating look at the packaging of the first-generation iPhone. Marques breaks open the shrink wrap and unboxes the iPhone and its accessories. You get to see the original manuals, the included 30-pin charging dock, the “iPhone” embossed cleaning cloth, and more. The attention to detail in the packaging is impressive, and it’s interesting to see how Apple presented the iPhone back in the day.
MKBHD confirms that it’s the real deal
MKBHD points out in the video that other buyers have been scammed in the past by purchasing “sealed” original iPhones that were actually repackaged and resealed used devices. After unboxing the iPhone and doing some follow-up research, however, MKBHD believes that this one is the real deal. He mentions that the battery level is at 0%, which is a good sign that the iPhone has never been used.
The “Lucky You” sticker
One of the unique aspects of this particular iPhone is the “Lucky You” sticker on the packaging. MKBHD confirms on Twitter that he got confirmation from Apple that it was “used by some Apple retail stores back in 2007, sometimes around gift purchases.”
The video of MKBHD unboxing the sealed original iPhone is a must-watch for anyone who’s a fan of Apple products. It’s an incredible look at how far the iPhone has come since its debut in 2007. The attention to detail in the packaging and the accessories is impressive, and it’s fascinating to see how Apple presented its flagship device back in the day. Kudos to MKBHD for winning the auction and sharing the unboxing experience with his viewers.
Watch the video review below: