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15 years of the iPhone: video shows prototype of the 1st generation that is worth almost R$ 2.6 million

15 years ago, on June 29, 2007, O iPhone hits stores after being presented on January 9 of the same year. At the time, the apple promised to revolutionize the entire market by uniting iPod features, telephone and a mobile internet communicator.

At that moment, the apple launched its first cell phone without keyboards, sensitive to touch and that worked like a small handheld computer. And we pwe need to recognize that the promise of revolutionizing the market has been fulfilled.

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First generation Apple iPhone had a simple design and was very compact. Photo: Playback/Internet

The first iPhone had a 3.5-inch (8.89 cm) screen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. For the purpose of comparison, the latest and greatest smartphone released by AppleO iPhone 13 Pro Maxhas a 6.7” display and measures 17 cm diagonally.

Currently, the camera set is one of the biggest highlights of iPhones, but the first model It only came with a rear sensor. 2 megapixels and it didn’t have a front lens for selfieswhich was only introduced in future generations.

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Steve Jobs at the Apple iPhone announcement conference. Photo: Playback/Internet

Those interested in buying the 1st iPhone chose between three internal storage options: 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB. Those amounts don’t even compare to the 1TB version offered on the more expensive models of the current generation of the lineup.

In 2007, iOS was also new and there was no App Store. Thus, those who bought the device at launch only had access to applications that were already installed by the manufacturer or shipped by operators.

The prototype of millions

Just like any other product, the iPhone also had its various prototypes before being officially launched. And youtuber Luke Miani got his hands on one of these models, valued at around US$ 500 thousand, something around R$ 2.6 million in direct conversion.

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In the video published by the youtuber on his channel, it is possible to see in detail the external construction of the device, which by the way, still works. The prototype shown belongs to another youtuber, called DongleBookPro, who has a collection of models.

In only 2 and a half months of sales, the 1st iPhone reached the mark of 1 million units sold. So far, Apple has launched 34 iPhone models, the latest being the 3rd generation iPhone SE, announced last March.

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