iPhone X with USB Type-C port is up for auction on eBay. The modified iPhone X, developed by a student named Ken Pilonell, has been listed on an e-commerce site with the title ‘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 with the highest being $100,100 (approximately Rs.7,447,000). The auction closes on November 11. On YouTube, Ken Pilonel also shared a video showcasing the entire project from setting up the concept to designing a custom internal PCB.
Robotics engineering student Ken Pilonell in his blog And youtube The video explains how they integrated a USB Type-C port into one iphone x. According to him, the modification process involves harnessing the power from USB-C, converting the Type-C male end of the cable to a female port, and fitting it inside the iPhone. The 13-minute-long video shows the concept prototype, reverse engineering the C94 (connector), using the Circle board, and proof of fitting the USB Type-C connector inside an iPhone case.
You can check out the step-by-step modding of iPhone X below
As mentioned, modified Apple The phone is currently available with 64GB storage and USB Type-C port listed on Ebay. The first offers for the handset started on Tuesday at $3,500 (approximately Rs 2,60,200). At the time of writing the prototype device had already managed to garner a bid of $100,100 (approximately Rs.7,447,000). With almost a week left for the auction until November 11th, the price could be even higher.
The eBay seller is offering free worldwide shipping for the iPhone X with USB Type-C port. The device is available in Black color and comes with a box without any accessories. Also, Pilonel is offering up to 30 minutes of call support for the iPhone.
Before you bid on the auction, it’s important to note that the eBay listing states that the prototype should not be used as a daily phone. Users are prohibited from wiping, restoring or updating the phone. Also it is not allowed to open the phone. Finally, the project is open-source and interested people can find it GitHub.