The iPhone 15 and the new Apple Watch are very good. They are novelties that generate a lot of interest every year, when it comes to being acquired. But Apple has as much magic in the present as it did in the past. and if we look back and go back in time, we are going to find gems like the one we are going to tell you about today. It is an Apple product from the past, but it has now been put up for sale at auction, and it has a lot of charm. If you want to know what this unique piece is about, in this post we are going to tell you what it is about.
When Steve Jobs’ name appears on an Apple (or related) product, it becomes special. But when Steve Jobs’ name is his signature, and it is written in his own handwriting, the better. And if we already take an old Apple product, with Steve Jobs’ signature inscribed, in his own handwriting: Bingo!
An iPad signed by Steve Jobs, which he gave to a dentist
The auction house RR Auction is already known for selling all kinds of rarities and jewels from the world of Apple. Unique objects such as very limited and unopened iPhones, or checks signed in the handwriting of the company’s founders and similar have been the protagonists of auctions that have been carried out (and in the present, and very surely, also in the future).
The English-speaking media Appleinsider has echoed this fact. And the auction house itself, RR Auction, reveals the story of why Steve Jobs signed an iPad and gave it to a dentist in Hawaii. Frank H. Sayre is the protagonist of this story. A dentist by profession and resident in Hawaii, “sometime in the spring of 2010,” as they explain, Steve Jobs was traveling there. The founder of Apple went to the dentist’s office, who did not want to charge him for the visit. In gratitude for this gesture, Jobs gave him the device signed in his own handwriting.
How much does this signed iPad sell for?
This device has 32GB and has a Wi-Fi and 3G connection. This is the iPad model that came out in 2010. It has the box in perfect condition, all the instruction manuals, the SIM card extraction pin, the wall charging connector and the USB type A to cable. 30 pins. Additionally, a letter signed by Jobs’ secretary, LaNita Burkheard, in which she explains that “Steve asked me to send you this signed and sealed iPad.”
The bidding ends on September 24. Currently bids range between $11,000 and $12,000. There is still time to see how this story will end. Will it be another record-breaking product? Is the $100,000 figure going to be exceeded again? Or will it reach 200,000? In a few days, we will know.