World’s first USB-C iPhone sold on eBay. Guess the price 😱

The student who assembled the world’s first iPhone X with a USB-C connector, sold it on eBay… The trades lasted a little over a week and ended in an amount of $ 86,000.

It’s about a guy who decided to manually replace the Lightning connector with USB-C after Apple didn’t do it in the new iPhone 13 at its September 2021 presentation. Swiss Federal Polytechnic student Ken Pillonel took his iPhone X, took it apart and went deep into work.

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According to Ken himself, the process turned out to be not the easiest one: it was not enough just to physically replace the connector and align the “pins”; it was also necessary to flash the controller responsible for connecting the port to the board. Since there is obviously no ready-made firmware for this purpose, Ken created it by hand. As a result, the student achieved his goal and assembled a fully functional iPhone X with a USB-C connector: this smartphone not only charges successfully, but also transfers data over a wired connection without any problems.


For his $ 86 thousand, the buyer will receive not only the device itself with 64 GB of memory, but also some “goodies” from the designer itself – for example, the client has the right to receive a 30-minute consultation on any questions regarding the purchased “Frankenstein”. And for everyone else, Ken posted detailed text and video instructions on GitHub describing the entire process of replacing the port.

Pillonel said that he will continue his experiments and may try to replace the connector in the AirPods headphones.

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