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Citizen:Citizen offering limited edition black iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Citizen:Citizen is now offering the ccPhone, a limited edition iPhone with a matte black finish, done by Colorware. The phone comes with a black dock, and selected artwork, video, music, and Citizen:Citizen‘s address book, which will be updated twice yearly. The ccPhone is available in a limited edition of 50 and sells for $2000.

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1

I’m not getting this at all. I’m assuming this was NOT done in cooperation w Apple? So, how can they revamp an iPhone and charge 2 grand for it?

And, if it was done in coop w Apple… why?

Posted by chad on October 30, 2007 at 8:50 AM (PDT)

2

Take a look at the site and this one makes more sense (note- still doesn’t make sense - just “more” sense smile )

You could go for a bunch of firewood strapped together with a steel band and sold as a table for $2500 - they say it makes a bold statement - I say that bold statement is “I’m an idiot!” smile

Posted by WhoCares? on October 30, 2007 at 9:42 AM (PDT)

3

OK, so these ppl think changing something just slightly then charging upto 10,000% for it is really a business model that will work? I’ve painted my iPhone and put some pics and musin on it. Wonder what it’s worth now? Mines a bit more exciting than flat-black tho. Taking offers now.

Oh did you see thier 18k gold dipped Bic pen cap?

Gold plated plastic = plating falls off easily
Bic cap = less than a half cent to produce
Selling it for $365 = wtfPriceless???

Posted by Octal040 on October 30, 2007 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

4

So Apple can limit 2 iphones per person paid by CC because people re-sell them on ebay for 700 bucks, but these guys can sell modified iphones for $2000. wow

Posted by hb on October 30, 2007 at 10:14 AM (PDT)

5

mmm, well, I think the value of objects is a very interesting thing, not only the financial, but the emotional and cultural, it’s more an open question than a didactic stance.
oh, and the pen cap, and all, well, they’re solid bronze, copper plated then gold plated.

Posted by philip on October 30, 2007 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

6

Gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Posted by xSceneRaverKidx on October 30, 2007 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

7

wow I cant say that word how retarted anyways the word began with a g anyways…

Posted by xSceneRaverKidx on October 30, 2007 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

8

Kinda silly, yeah. But ... a thing is worth whatever someone will pay for it. Case in point: eBay.

Posted by Tommy B. on October 30, 2007 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

9

Are there really 50 people that arrogant and ignorant in this country?  Oh ... wait, I forgot about Washington DC.  Never mind.

Posted by ipodder06 on October 30, 2007 at 3:55 PM (PDT)

10

Just because you all can’t afford to pay $2000 for an iPhone, it doesn’t mean that people who can, and do are idiots. People will pay a lot for exclusivity, and this is a product that offers that. Accept it.

Posted by K. Pilkington on October 30, 2007 at 5:27 PM (PDT)

11

It’s true. I saw on TV today that Warren Buffett wants rich people like him to pay more taxes. He pays only 17% of his income, while his secretary (who makes a lot less) pays 33%.

Posted by will_bc on October 30, 2007 at 7:31 PM (PDT)

12

so you mean i could have sold my all black metal iphone for more than $300?! dam, that guy i sold it to got one hell of a deal then.

http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/30/how-to-replace-the-iphone-enclosure/

Posted by mdwsta4 on October 31, 2007 at 6:24 AM (PDT)

13

Matches - $10
Doorstop - $3500
Sawhorse brakets - $1900

This must be where the government shops.

Posted by proanim8r on October 31, 2007 at 8:44 AM (PDT)

14

Why is this even news?

Posted by Andy on October 31, 2007 at 7:21 PM (PDT)

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