Apple products rarely increase in value over time, but there are a few antiques handpicked in the thousands on eBay.
Apple has grown into a $2.2 trillion tech giant – the second most valuable company in the world and one place ahead of Microsoft.
Under Steve Jobs’ leadership and even after his death, Apple reached billions of people, produced feature ads and reinvented retail stores – all while standing alone at the forefront of personal use technology.
With the growth of Apple, the appetite of consumers to buy new gadgets has grown along with it.
Families all over the world have accumulated years of Apple technology that begins to become obsolete as soon as it hits the shelves.
But some rare editions and well-preserved products make a small fortune on eBay – find out if you’re sitting in an Apple-coated gold mine.
The first generation of iPod
When the iPod was first released, it was an instant hit – it became a window into someone’s personality.
In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, he explained that the release of the device made everyone ask each other “What’s on your iPod?” – Even President George W. Bush was asked by a reporter about his tunes at the height of the iPod mania.
Macintosh 128 K
The original Macintosh computer was a feat of design, engineering, and marketing Excellence is about one product.
Initial price was set at $2,495 and Apple sold 70,000 units in first 100 days.
The iBook feels heavy by today’s standards, but its modified clamshell design and color options were cutting edge at the time.
It was the first laptop to use wi-fi and truly portable computing.
The first generation of iPad
The iPad was released in 2010 with a marketing campaign pushing the product.
An episode of the series “Modern Family” that year in the first place The sitcom, was entirely iPad-centric – the episode was called “Game Changer”.
The iPad line is still up and running today, hurting the appreciation of earlier designs – a first-generation iPad in good working order can fetch you around $55 ebay.
The first generation of iPod Shuffle
The engineers working on the iPod Shuffle were working on making the screen smaller and smaller—until Jobs recommended getting rid of the screen altogether.
Jobs saw that people were supervising their own music libraries — and whatever happened, they chose to put it on the device and listen to it.
Selling your first generation Shuffle won’t make you rich – an eBay listing was priced at just one price 13 dollars.
Products in good condition will always beat the price of used hardware – which is a good reason to buy a random Apple product, never open it, and hope its value goes up as an antique years from now.
If you have any old Apple technology and intent to sell it, be sure to check out the market – you don’t want to sell an important piece of Apple history.
This story originally appeared the sun It is reproduced here with permission.
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