Halyna Kubiv, Peter Müller
It is estimated that only one or two iPhones that Apple sells each year have this optical defect on the back.
Enlarge iPhone with a manufacturing error
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Stamps only become really valuable when they come from a misprint. Something similar supposedly happened with an iPhone 11 Pro in midnight green, on the back of which the Apple logo is not stamped in the middle, but is slightly off-center and slightly crooked. There’s a one in 100 million chance or even worse, states tweeter @Archiveinternal, and also that the “misprint” has changed hands for $ 2,700, which is almost a bargain compared to the blacks and blues of Mauricio.
According to the original search engine for the unusual iPhone, the device was offered through the Japanese site Yahoo Auctions. The site is still online and will probably go offline after a while. The offer is documented in Buyee.jp. The original purchaser noticed the misprint immediately after purchase and asked Apple to confirm that the purchased iPhone had no defects other than the slipped logo. Since then, the seller has used the device only a little and only at home. (That sounds a bit like a car salesman whose car was offered by a grandmother who drove him to the bakery on Sundays – the red note.)
It’s no secret that rare Apple devices become collectibles. The Apple I is the best example, but old iPhones, especially those in their original packaging, can cost up to $ 18,000. A few years ago we reported on an iPod worth 68,000 euros. If this is too cheap for you, you can currently purchase a collection of iPods from the collection. For just $ 100,000, the seller delivers four iPods in the collection package featuring Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and John Lennon. Apple has dedicated special editions to famous musicians, apparently only 200 devices of each version were made and sold.