Weird News: "Steve Jobs" Chuckles at iPhone Owner

Weird News: "Steve Jobs" Chuckles at iPhone Owner

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 16, 2008

Some good ol' offbeat news from Taryn. A haunted iPhone, who would've thought?

Either Steve Jobs has added ghostly apparition to his resume or this haunted iPhone is a hoax. We're thinking the latter, but that doesn't make this weird story any less fun to read and forward to friends.

An eBay user claims that a blurry and cryptic image of Steve Jobs was burned on the burning hot screen of her iPhone when she opened the package. She also claims that the iPhone laughs at her at all hours of the day.

Before this auction was taken off of eBay, the user had the ghostly iPhone going for a whopping $8,180,000.50. Her post after the jump…

She writes:

"When I opened the package.

The phone was on.

There were no cute buttons, no touch screen. (NEVER touch the screen, I'll tell you why later on.)

Instead, there was a blurry image of Steve Jobs burned into it. At first I didn't recognize it at all, my brother told me he was sure it was Steve Jobs. We looked through some pictures online and we are pretty sure the image is that of Steve Jobs.

I tried to rub it off thinking it was a joke, but the screen was SUPER HOT. I pretty much burned my fingers and as I type this, the middle and ring fingers on my right hand barely feel the keys on this keyboard. Never ever touch the screen of this ipod. The sides are cool room temperature, but the screen is intensely hot.

The image doesn't move, it's burned on so its not on the LCD. The LCD doesn't even turn on. However the sound does work, and occasionally (ussually[sic] when someone is looking at it or talking about it, but
it might be a coincidence)

The iPhone chuckles, loudly!

Steve Jobs just laughs at me. Over and over and over. I've had it for a day and it hasn't run out of batteries. The sound still works. It laughs while I sleep. It laughs at me in the car. At work. Everywhere.

I was going to return it, but maybe someone is interested in this haunted piece of technology."

Um, yeah.

[via SlashGear]

- Taryn

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