2001 First Generation iPod to auction for world record $29,000

Rally — the collectibles investing platform with 500,000 users and a museum in downtown Manhattan — has announced a world record for an original 2001 Apple 1st Generation iPod for US$29,000. 

On Rally’s platform, 5,000 shares of the iPod were originally offered to investors at a total value of $25,000 in December 2021. This buyout offer for $29,000 represents a 16% return since the IPO and a 26.1% return since the last trade for investors. 

The iPod was originally purchased for $399 + tax in December 2001 at Willowbrook Mall in Plano Texas, at an Apple Store that was actually opened just before the iPod release. Its original owner received it as a Christmas gift, and the iPod was placed unopened on a closet shelf, where it sat for almost two decades.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.