‘World’s first USB-C iPhone’ sells for more than $85k

The news: A custom iPhone with USB-C (instead of Lightning) has been purchased after days of intense bidding on eBay.

  • You just missed your chance to own “the world’s first USB-C iPhone,” which is actually a modded iPhone X with a custom USB-C port instead of Lightning on the bottom…it could have been yours for just $86,001 USD
  • The project, which was done by Kenny Pi, has garnered widespread attention due to the fact that the iPhone remains the last major smartphone in the market without a standard USB port

Our take: Listen, I want a USB-C iPhone more than anyone else in the world. But paying $86k for a four year old phone that can be updated or restored or used in any serious capacity? That’s a whole different level.