iPhone Launch Day Swag

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Anonymous Freak, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

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    The Bag™ - When you bought an iPhone on launch day, you got to carry it out of the store in this sweet cardboard bag.

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    Peeking - the iPhone box, and AT&T Service Plans brochure peeking out.

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    I swear I hear "Also Sprach Zarathustra" in my head right now...

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    Cingular - er, AT&T service plan brochure, printed by Apple, or at least printed to Apple's documentation specifications.

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    Pricey - Those plans aren't at all cheap by today's standards! And the phone wasn't subsidized, either.

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    Not Cheap - I was not the the actual "purchaser" on day one. A friend was waiting in line at the Apple Store, and I went down (with no plans on coming home with an iPhone) to bring him some food and make fun of him for waiting in line for 10 hours for a phone. But, right before he went in, he said "they're letting everyone in line buy up to two - want one?" So I said "Sure." He bought them both, and I paid him for one of them. A year later, when the iPhone 3G came out, he upgraded, and I bought his original iPhone off him for my wife. He threw in the bag.

    For those that don't recall, the iPhone was $599 at launch. No carrier subsidy, yet you had to agree to a 2-year contract! Slightly over two months later, Apple dropped the price to $399. Amid huge uproar, they then refunded all earlier purchasers the $200 difference.

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    Isometric - The Box™

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    Slab o' Glass, under cardboard.
     
  2. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    It was a $100 Apple Store gift card. I got one of them :)
     
  3. InfiniteJoules macrumors member

    InfiniteJoules

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    Very very cool.
     

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