iPhone X with USB-C port sells for $86,001(Rs 64 lakh) on eBay auction

    A user-modified iPhone X with a working USB-C port, complete with full data transfer and charging capabilities was sold for $86,001 (about Rs 64 lakh) at an auction.

    Created by engineering student Ken Pillonel, the USB-C iPhone X was unveiled in October and instantly captured the imagination of iPhone users champing at the bit for a more modern connector, iMore reported.

    Earlier in November, Pillonel posted an explainer video outlining his ambitious project of retrofitting the iPhone with a USB-C port. It involved everything from sourcing parts from China, reverse engineering Apple’s C95 connector, fabricating a custom circuit board and cramming USB-C components into the device.

    Though Pilllonel said the modified iPhone X should not be updated, restored or used as a primary device, it had no trouble racking up bids, starting off with a $3,500 bid on Tuesday and eventually hitting $100,000 (later retracted) before settling on the winning bid.

    iPhone X with USB-C port sells for $86,001(Rs 64 lakh) on eBay auction

    “I just want an iPhone with USB type-C on it. Why? Because everything I own has USB type-C so it would be pretty neat to convert an iPhone too. Have one charger and one cable to charge everything,” wrote Pillonel in a blog post.

    Pillonel guarantees that the iPhone is functional, but warned against restoring, updating or erasing the device. Further, he said the buyer should not use the heavily modified iPhone as their primary device and stipulated that its case not be opened.

    The ‌iPhone‌ X is a 64GB model, and the winning bidder will be receiving the ‌iPhone‌ X in its original box but without any accessories. As a bonus, the winner will also get a 30-minute phone call with Pillonel should they have any questions about how the world’s first USB-C ‌iPhone‌ was born.

    Interestingly, iPhone X was launched without a Touch ID button. The device featured a 5.8-inch display and was driven by an A11 Bionic chipset. The smartphone featured 12-megapixel dual cameras at the rear.

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