This utterly unique iPhone could be yours – for a price

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2017's iPhone X (Image credit: Apple)

There are plenty of iPhone features that users have forever been crying out for, from the nixing of the notch to everyone's favourite: better battery life. But one of the most longstanding requests is the addition of USB-C – which is now a reality (providing you have a spare $80K behind the sofa).

A modder has successfully replaced the Lightning port on a 2017 iPhone X with a USB-C version, which can be used for charging, data transfers and connecting peripherals. And a few weeks after the original video (below) went viral, Ken Pillonel has put the device up for auction. (Don't have $80k to spare? Check out the best early Apple Black Friday deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.