Attention to detail is kind of Apple's thing. The company is known for its clean and simple product design, and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything out of place on either its hardware or software. Indeed, mistakes are so rare for Apple that an iPhone 11 with a slightly misaligned logo just sold for a ridiculous amount.
The defective model (below) features an Apple logo (one of our best logos ever) that's slightly off-centered to the right. It's hardly a world-shattering error, but in the context of Apple's reputation for perfect design, it's surprising that the device made it out into the wild.
According Internal Archive on Twitter (an account dedicated to "finding, sharing, and preserving Apple prototype information"), the error could be as rare as 1 in 100 million. The device allegedly sold for $2,700 – almost three times the original RRP of the 18 month old device.
A misprint iPhone 11 Pro that sold for 2700$. This misprint is extremely rare- I’d say 1 in 100 million or possibly even rarer. pic.twitter.com/68F7giZAbmApril 9, 2021
It's certainly interesting to see an iPhone with a misprint – but is it $2.7k interesting? When you can bag one of the best camera phones for a third of that amount (and with a perfectly aligned logo), we're erring towards 'absolutely not'.
And there are also questions surrounding the authenticity of the images. "Apple would rather destroy this perfectly functional iPhone than allow it to be photographed and put online," one Redditor comments (opens in new tab). "I call BS."
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