Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The first USB-C iPhone sells on eBay for over $ 86,000

In October, robotics student Ken Pillonel uploaded a video showing how he created his first iPhone with a USB-C port. A month later, Pillonel puts on a modified iPhone X Over $ 86,000 on eBay..

auction I started from $ 1However, as the 10-day auction progressed, the number surged from thousands to hundreds of thousands. At some point on the last day of the bid, someone bid about $ 100,000 before withdrawing it. The winning bid totaled $ 86,001, surpassing the previous highest bidder by $ 1 just minutes before the end of the auction.

The modified iPhone can support USB-C charging and data transfer when connected, but Pillonel warned those who won the bid not to use the world’s first USB-C iPhone as their main smartphone. .. To avoid risking damaging the device, Pillonel warned buyers not to disassemble the phone by updating or opening it.

The first iPhone with USB-C

If you’re bothered by the failure to own your first USB-C iPhone, you’re in luck. Earlier this month Pillonel has open sourced his work on the project on Github.. I created a customized PCB design that I used to create a USB-C port on my iPhone, including information such as technical details.

Pyronel Said before The money he received from the sale of the modified iPhone will be used to “buy special equipment to work on more ambitious projects.” He also points out that he plans to extend the idea of ​​the USB-C iPhone by looking for ways to support USB-C accessories in the Github repository and finding new (and smaller) waterproof connectors.

Given that the EU recently decided that all devices, including Apple, should adopt USB-C as a universal standard within two years, it’s unlikely that it will continue to be Pillonel’s own product. ..

Taylor is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster..