Haunted iPhone posted on eBay

Abby McVay - Jul 14, 2008

After the iPhone launch I expected all kinds of stories to pop up about it, yet never in a million years did I imagine this one coming up. Although the item has been removed from eBay, at one point there was a seller attempting sell a haunted iPhone.

Yes that’s right, haunted, coming complete with a blurry and cryptic image of Steve Jobs on the front. You have to admit, Jobs can look a bit on the evil side anyway. Before this device was taken off of eBay she had it posted for a whopping $8,180,000.50. Seriously, was the 50 cents really necessary? For a giggle you can read her post below.

When I opened the package.
The phone was on.
There were no cute buttons, no touch screen. (NEVER touch the screen, I’ll tell you why later on.)
Instead, there was a blurry image of Steve Jobs burned into it. At first I didn’t recognize it at all, my brother told me he was sure it was Steve Jobs. We looked through some pictures online and we are pretty sure the image is that of Steve Jobs.
I tried to rub it off thinking it was a joke, but the screen was SUPER HOT. I pretty much burned my fingers and as I type this, the middle and ring fingers on my right hand barely feel the keys on this keyboard. Never ever touch the screen of this ipod. The sides are cool room temperature, but the screen is intensely hot.
The image doesn’t move, it’s burned on so its not on the LCD. The LCD doesn’t even turn on. However the sound does work, and occasionally (ussually when someone is looking at it or talking about it, but it might be a coincidence)
The iPhone chuckles, loudly!
Steve Jobs just laughs at me. Over and over and over. I’ve had it for a day and it hasn’t run out of batteries. The sound still works. It laughs while I sleep. It laughs at me in the car. At work. Everywhere.
I was going to return it, but maybe someone is interested in this haunted piece of technology.

[via geekologie]

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