Steve Jobs in Carbonite iPhone Case is Now a Collector’s Item



Well that was quick: last week we posted about the Steve Jobs in Carbonite case for the iPhone, and quipped that Apple’s Cease & Desist letter was likely on its way. And in fact, indeed it was. Greg Koenig, the case designer, wrote on his Studio Burb page on April 27:

Well it was fun while it lasted. Yesterday, Society6 was issued a cease and desist from Apple’s lawyers. So I’m sorry to say that the cases and skins are no longer available. Sorry for the inconvenience.

As would be expected, the case has already hit eBay. Originally $35, current auction prices are averaging about $50 with a couple hitting $150 already. That’s a decent chunk of change for a small piece of plastic, but looks like it’s now a genuine collector’s item. One with a clever photo skin.

  • Matt Harris

    I have mine on my iPhone right now! To sell or not to sell that is the question. Of course if I wait until Mr. Jobs has passed away… hmm. Lol No I love Steve Jobs and Apple.. and Star Wars. So I probably will keep it. Unless someone offers me like 500 or something.

  • JC Denton

    Huh, Apple’s lawyers don’t have much of a sense of humor.

  • Guest

    “Of course if I wait until Mr. Jobs has passed away…”

    Not funny, A-hole.

  • mailorders

    SWEET! Mine arrived in the mail at today!

    I’m going to rule Show & Tell tomorrow.

    Update: I finished applying it, and I’m also using Karas Kustom Aluminum iPhone 4 case; the case enhances the effect of Steve in carbonite.

  • Tom Losh

    Too bad he couldn’t have insisted it wasn’t Steve Jobs image he was using, but merely someone else who looked like Steve…

  • Han Solo

    There’s a chance that eBay would take the posting down on Apple’s request.

  • Andrew Shipman

    It’s he a public figure? How can they trademark him?

  • tMyers327

    just sold mine for 145! I shouldve gotten more than one (bangs head on wall)

  • Dromedary

    Sorry, Apple Lawyers… I call bullshit. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Too bad justice only goes to those who can afford it.

  • Greg Koenig

    Any one interested in one of Steve Wozinak?

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