Last week, an eBay listing for a modified iPhone X with a USB-C port was posted. “The world’s first USB-C iPhone” has now been sold for $86,001.
The iPhone was modified by robotics student Ken Pillonel, who shared a video showing how he did it. The video, posted on November 1, has since scored over 645,000 views. The eBay listing, which ran for 10 days, had a total of 116 bids.
While Apple currently uses USB-C ports for charging, transferring data, and accessing peripherals on the Mac and iPad, the Cupertino company has stuck to its guns when it comes to the iPhone, continuing to use its proprietary Lightning port on the popular handset.
The iPhone X is a black 64GB model. No accessories are included in the box. However, the winning bidder does also win a 30-minute call with Pillonel if there are any questions about the modified device.