ColorWare Launches iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition With Vintage Mac Design for $1,899

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    ColorWare today introduced a customized iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition that resembles the appearance of a vintage 1980s-era Macintosh for $1,899. It is a SIM-Free model with 256GB of storage, which normally retails for $969 in the United States. Orders are currently estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks.

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    The design includes a multicolored Apple rainbow logo and dark beige edge stripes painted over what is originally a Black colored iPhone 7 Plus. ColorWare said the iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition will be available for a limited time only, and the first 25 sold will include a number of authenticity.

    Details about the customization process:
    iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition includes EarPods, a Lightning to USB Cable, a USB Power Adapter, and documentation in the box.

    Article Link: ColorWare Launches iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition With Vintage Mac Design for $1,899
     
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    Looks very nice. Absolutely not worth the price, but it does look very nice.
     
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    As the saying goes, there's a sucker born every minute.
     
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    If they wanted to do a vintage Mac, they could have done the Mac Pro.... Although I guess that's essentially Jet Black.
     
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    I've always wondered how all these ColorWare things hold up through wear and tear.
     
  8. mfrazier35 macrumors newbie

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    Seems like you could get 90% of the same look by throwing a $10 case on a regular iPhone 7..
     
  9. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    Funniest thing I’ve read in a while. One thousand. Eight hundred and. Ninety. Nine. Dollars.
     
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    Sexy af, but a $10 case sounds more appealing
     
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    Anything painted can be chipped or scratched through.

    I'd imagine it probably holds semi comparable to the original paint.

    One thing I did like about plastic phones is that they didn't usually show wear marks because the plastic was that color. So the color didn't tend to get damaged.

    Would I pay $900+ for a paint job on my phone? No.

    A phone is a tool. It will get damaged. Why invest additional money into the paint? It's just going to get beat up anyway. Unless you're going to put it in a case (which negates the paint job), or treat it like a delicate flower (which defeats the purpose of having a tool).
     
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    And that's the style I was saying a year ago should be this year's anniversary edition device. Probably not with the colored apple logo on the back but the colorway would have been perfect otherwise. I would get a wrap or a slim case with this design but I would never buy from these guys to paint something.. prices are crazy!
     
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    Totally buying one and throwing a case on it on day 1 to never look at it again.
     
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    Zzzzzzzing!
     
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    I actually like the look - but not for an extra grand....not even close. An extra $50 maybe.
     
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    Looks great, IMO. If I were a millionaire, I'd consider it.
     
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    If I was a millionaire, I wouldn't bother with the iPhone at all. I'd let other people handle trivial tasks like answering calls.
     
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    Apple please copy this idea - or someone give me a winning lottery ticket :)
     
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    It would be cool if Apple paid some homage to early Macs with a retro iMac or Mac mini.
    But they're not big on nostalgia so, it's not likely.
     
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    Haha, how many people say that about all Apple products?
     
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    There are people out there who will pay well over the odds for a limited edition paint job of an existing product.

    When Sony released a limited number of 20th anniversary grey-white coloured PS4s, last year, they were trading for 3-5 times the cost of a regular PS4, despite being identical inside.

    I won one in a competition and flogged it on eBay for over a grand! Crazy!!
     
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    This surely could be accomplished by a really thin case?
     
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    Yeah, retro isn't Apple's thing. Otherwise we'd have things like expansion slots, memory slots, durable enclosures / cases, replaceable components. Etc.
     
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    No. Your opinion doesn't dismiss what somebody chooses to do with how their money is spent. And if somebody sees this fit as reformatting their iPhone To resemble a vintage piece from Apple, it's their decision and there is nothing wrong with that.
     

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