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World's first waterproof and USB Type-C Apple iPhone fails to attract much interest in online auction

The iPhone is one of Apple's last product series with Lightning ports. (Image source: Vinoth Ragunathan)
The iPhone is one of Apple's last product series with Lightning ports. (Image source: Vinoth Ragunathan)
The world's first waterproof iPhone with a USB Type-C port has sold online, but for nowhere near the US$86,001 that the original USB-C iPhone project achieved last year. The former's creator is still selling modified iPhone X handsets with USB Type-C connectivity too, but for US$2,700.

Last month, a little known YouTuber called Gernot Jöbstl announced that he had created the 'World's first Waterproof USB-C iPhone'. Building on the USB-C iPhone that sold for US$86,001 in November, Jöbstl's version brought USB Type-C connectivity to the iPhone X while retaining its IPX7 water resistance. Unfortunately for Jöbstl, his eBay listing did not prove anywhere near as popular as the first USB-C iPhone was.

As the screenshot below shows, the customised iPhone X sold for US$3,000, having received a solitary bid. In other words, Jöbstl's USB-C iPhone achieved 3% of the original edition's sale price. Still, Apple launched the iPhone X for US$999, three times less than Jöbstl's model sold for. The iPhone X is over three years old at this point, too.

If are still interested in buying a waterproof iPhone X with a USB Type-C port, Jöbstl sells them for €2,700. Currently, Jöbstl sells modified iPhones through Willhaben, Austria's largest digital marketplace. Jöbstl notes in his listing that the item is a prototype and not a verified product. Accordingly, the device comes with no guarantee, warranty or right of return.

(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: Gernot Jöbstl)
(Image source: Gernot Jöbstl)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 1 (Update: 2022-02- 1)