My iPhone Is Worth $15,000?!? Yours Might Be Too?
Fortnite is the most popular game on the planet. Even if you don’t know what Fortnite is, your kids, grandkids and your cool uncle does.
Full disclosure, I play Fortnite and love it. I don’t have much time to play, but when I do, I cherish the time to get my butt kicked by a 7 year-old in Uzbekistan.
Getty Images / Fortnite Convention in NYC in 2019
With over 300 million player’s word wide, Fortnite has some serious muscle. So when they took on Apple & Google, it was a bit shocking. Who bites the hand that feeds them? Fortnite does - and they don’t care.
Epic Games who created Fortnite has gone to war with digital behemoths Apple and Google. Epic Games feels Apple and Google are taking too much of their cut. As a result, "Fortnite" was yanked from their app stores. This instantly made devices with Fortnite already loaded on it, very valuable. Why?
Because if you already have the game on your iPhone, Apple and Google can't remove it. You can’t download it, because it the game was de-platformed. As a result, iPhones that are loaded with "Fortnite" are being offered up on eBay are going for as much as $15,000.
I am one of them.
It’s on my iPhone and no, mine is not for sale. But others are. In fact they are going for thousands of dollars. I found several selling in the thousands of dollar range.
If you can't afford $15 Large, you are in the luck. For the bargain price of $10,000, you can get your own iPhone loaded with Fortnite.
Can't swing $10k? Dont worry - you can pick one up for just $7k.
So, is purchasing an iPhone with Fortnite on it is worth it? Probably not. It is in the best interest of both Apple, Google and Epic Games to work this out. My guess is they will, which will render said purchase a waste of money.
But then again, if you are buying an iPhone for thousands of dollars because it has a game on it, you just might be a baller. More power to ya…
All My Best,