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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thaddeusbear, Aug 21, 2010.
Dunno. From my old iphone 3G box. Purchased from an Apple store in Hawaii.
They came in my iPhone 4 box too.
Heard it on my Macbreak Weekly (8/17 podcast) during my run. Laporte reported the tool that came with the U.S. 3G iphones were liquid metal. I've also read similar. No idea.
it is, and it was also reposted on the front page of Macrumors as well as many other gadget blogs just a few days ago
the iPhone 4 didn't come with them.....
yes they did, just not in america...
Kinda wish I hadn't included my sim tool when I sold my old 3G. Thought it would be included in the 3GS. Oh well!
It's not exactly I freakin engineering masterpiece. A paperclip or a needle works just fine.
Sure, but it may be collectible for some people due to it being unique; an interesting fact. That Liquid Metal paperclip may be worth something one day.
You mean the value could increase higher than $0.01, I'm so glad I have two, now all I have to do is sit back and wait for that perfect moment when I can finally sell them and retire.
They do in the UK and other countries cause we have multiple carriers. The US don't as you just have AT&T.
That's the spirit! Similar eccentricities also drove prices up on other products. Perhaps you should work to create desire for the tool, it may influence collectibility.
The SIM tool may be a footnote in Apple history yet it's an interesting product. One wonder's why Liquid Metal was used and not stainless steel.
The articles about it explain why - Apple was interested in using liquid metal and used the SIM eject tool as a pretty harmless test to see how durable it is in the hopes that it may be perfect to use to a greater degree in future products.
Apple got LiquidMetal to manufacture the sim ejector tool so as to test their manufacturing capabilities.