Steve Jobs laser etched iPhone up for sale

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in iPhone edited January 2014
No, that's not Colonel Sanders etched into the back of this first-generation iPhone, nor is it Orville Redenbacher. It's a rustic Steve Jobs!



"I wish I could hold onto this iPhone for the rest of my life, but between rent, tuition and books I absolutely need the money, bad," says owner Andrew, who put the one-of-a-kind device up for sale on eBay.



It's an unlocked and fully functional first-generation iPhone with a "few scratches" from every day use. Bidding appears to have opened at $100.





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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    No, that's not Cornel Sanders...



    Cornel?
  • Reply 2 of 5
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    Originally Posted by JimDreamworx View Post


    Cornel?



    Yes, Andy from The Office went to college there.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    Hair is too thick and nose isn't pointy enough for Jobs:



    http://www.macblogz.com/Media/2008/7/steve_jobs.jpg



    I think it's Roy Scheider from Jaws/SeaQuest:



    http://weblogs.newsday.com/realestate/blog/rs.JPG



    He died this year actually at 75, maybe it was a tribute to him and the guy is pretending it's Steve to get more money.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    Hair is too thick and nose isn't pointy enough for Jobs:



    http://www.macblogz.com/Media/2008/7/steve_jobs.jpg



    I think it's Roy Scheider from Jaws/SeaQuest:



    http://weblogs.newsday.com/realestate/blog/rs.JPG



    He died this year actually at 75, maybe it was a tribute to him and the guy is pretending it's Steve to get more money.



    How much would it cost to just get a better job done yourself? I don't know what the laser-etching price points are to get it done privately, but I can't imagine it would be that expensive. And who would want a non-3G iPhone anyways?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Superbass View Post


    How much would it cost to just get a better job done yourself? I don't know what the laser-etching price points are to get it done privately, but I can't imagine it would be that expensive.



    The laser part of it probably isn't terribly bad, though you might be charged a standard setup fee. The part that I would get concerned about is finding a decent graphic designer or artist to make decent line art.



    I have a laser engraver, but I would not want to put an expensive Apple product into it. I'm not a graphic designer though, I use it to make parts I design with CAD software, not decorate things.



    Quote:

    And who would want a non-3G iPhone anyways?



    It's still quite useful, and I think it's easier to crack for alternative carriers or for travelling because a crack would allow different SIMs be used as needed.
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