A few weeks ago, an engineering student named Kenn Pillonel began to auction on the internet the first iPhone that does not have a lightning port, but a USB type-C that he himself had modified. Its publication did not take long to go viral on various social networks, to the point that there were many interested netizens, who made numerous offers for this modified Apple cell phone. How much did they come to pay you? Here is the full story.
According to Unocero, a portal specialized in technology, the auction of this iPhone X had a base price of US $ 1.00; However, it attracted so much attention that in a few hours it had already exceeded US $ 3,000. You may not know it, but that is the value of an iPhone 13 Pro Max (Apple’s most modern and powerful phone) in its version of 1 TB of internal storage.
Although $ 3,000 was a pretty high price for a phone released in 2017, the fact that it had a USB Type-C port led to more interested parties who kept bidding. The auction ended and, after 116 bids, the young university student managed to sell this phone for a total of US $ 86,001, a figure that surprised many people on social networks.
How did you make this modification?
Through a video posted on YouTube, which has more than 700,000 views on the platform, the student from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School reveals that it was quite a complicated job that took him several months, since it not only had to replace the lightning port for a USB Type-C one but had to make it fully functional.
According to the publication, the young man published his project on GitHub with the aim that other engineering connoisseurs can create a similar device, something that Apple is unlikely to do officially.
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