Want to get the first iPhone with a USB-C port? For that, you will have to go to eBay to (attempt to) acquire it.
Remember, last October, a Swiss hacker by the name of Kenny Pi had made a name for itself by replacing the Lightning plug of an iPhone with a USB-C port. At the beginning of November, this student from Lausanne is talking about him again by offering Internet users to buy his now-famous iPhone X.
The first iPhone with USB-C auctioned on eBay
In a short video posted on his YouTube channel, Ken Pillonel (aka Kenny Pi) indicates that he has auctioned the first iPhone with USB-C on the famous eBay platform.
With a starting price set at one dollar on 1er November at 5 p.m. (Paris time), the bids climbed very quickly. As of this writing, bids have exceeded $ 100,000 as the auction closes on November 11th.
Kenny Pi states that any internet user who bids on the iPhone X agrees, among other things, not to restore it, not to update it, and not to use it as a daily phone. He also warns that the modified iPhone X is “only a prototype”.
Finally, the winner of the auction will receive the iPhone X (with 64 GB of storage) in its box, without any additional accessories.
Finally, Pillonel opened up the entire project, allowing others to build on existing work. This isn’t the case, whether it’s a more custom iPhone X USB-C model or transferring the design to another iPhone in the future (although it’s not a complete PCB layout). ). Will be placed until the end of the auction). It also mentions that it plans to build on a design for fast charging, waterproofing, and even enabling USB-C accessories.