Would you pay over $40,000 for an unopened original iPhone? Marques Brownlee did, and he opened it too, and you can see him unboxing the iPhone in a new video he posted on his YouTube channel, MKBHD.
Brownlee bought the iPhone at auction for $40,320, which is a lot of money, but others have paid several thousand dollars more — and have been duped and paid thousands of dollars for a 2007 iPhone that had been opened, repackaged, and resealed.
Brownlee’s iPhone appears to be legitimately unopened. The outer shrink wrap shows proper aging and the package contents have the clear packaging used by Apple, including the screen protector that the customer peels off. Brownlee’s iPhone has a “Lucky You” sticker on the front, which, according to Applewas used by some Apple Stores in gift purchases.
The entire contents of the box are in pristine condition: the iPhone, the earphones, the dock, the 30-pin USB-A cable, the microfibre cloth and the documentation, including the Apple logo stickers. For old iPhone users, it is fun to watch the video and relive the moment.
MKBHD’s video has 1.3 million views at the time of writing, so MKBHD will have no problem recouping the cost of the iPhone. But if you want to show your appreciation, you can pick up some MKBHD gear, like the Everything Wallet ($59) he offers during the video.