Ken Pillonel, a robotics student, created the world’s first USB C iPhone by himself last month. He was able to install a USB C connection on an original iPhone X, and it functioned properly for charging and data transmission.
His iPhone X with USB C was auctioned off on eBay this week. The auction ultimately finished yesterday night after 116 bids, and the phone was sold for a stunning $86,001. When translated to Pakistani rupees, this equates to a mind-boggling Rs. 15.11 million.
Last week, the highest price was $85,000, but it increased to $86,001 a few days ago. There was also a $1 million parody offer, but it was removed in less than an hour. A couple additional offers were also suppressed, and the phone was sold for $86,001.
Pillonel is also a YouTuber, and in the video below, he describes how he constructed the USB C iPhone X.
He notes that the first step was to ensure that all of the devices involved were operational. After that, he reverse-engineered Apple’s C94 lightning connection and designed his own PCB based on a female USB C port. When the operation was finished, the phone’s port functioned flawlessly.
However, Pillonel advises USB C iPhone owners not to reset, upgrade, or wipe the device. He should also avoid tinkering with the internals since this might be dangerous.