iPhone X with USB-C port listed on eBay, bids reach $ 100,000


iPhone X with USB Type-C connector will be auctioned on eBay. The modified iPhone X developed by a student named Ken Pillonel is listed on the e-commerce site as “World’s First USB-C iPhone”. The modified Apple device supports charging and data transfer. At the time of writing, the device had received 173 bids, the highest of which was $ 100,100 (approximately rupees 7,447,000). The auction ends on November 11th. Ken Pillonel also shared a video on YouTube demonstrating the entire project from defining the concept to designing a custom internal circuit board.

Ken Pillonel, student of robotics, explains in his blog and YouTube video how he built a USB Type-C connector into an iPhone X, connect a cable to a socket and fit the same into the iPhone. The 13-minute video shows the proof-of-concept prototype, reverse engineering the C94 (connector) using a circular circuit board, and fitting the USB Type-C connector into the iPhone case.

You can check out the step-by-step modding of the iPhone X below

As already mentioned, the modified Apple cell phone with 64 GB of storage and a USB Type-C connection is currently listed on eBay. The first offer for the handset started on Tuesday at USD 3,500 (approx. Rs. 2,60,200). The prototype had already managed to get a bid of $ 100,100 (about 7,447,000 rupees) at the time of writing. With one remaining auction week until November 11th, the price can go even higher.

The eBay seller offers free worldwide shipping for the iPhone X with a USB Type-C port. The device is available in black and comes with a box without accessories. Pillonel also offers up to 30 minutes of call support for the iPhone.

Before bidding on the auction, it is important to note that the eBay listing states that the prototype should not be used as a daily phone. Users are prohibited from erasing, restoring, or updating the phone. Opening the phone is also not permitted. After all, the project is open source and anyone interested can find it on GitHub.

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