People are already selling iPhones with Fortnite installed for huge sums
What you need to know
- Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store yesterday.
- That means you can't install it on a new iPhone anymore.
- But don't worry. People are already trying to sell their iPhones, with Fortnite, for silly money.
When Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store yesterday, some of us were too busy getting caught up in the drama to see the business opportunity it brought. Some of us were not. Those people now have their iPhone up on eBay, complete with Fortnite installed. And they're charging silly money for it.
A check of eBay shows more than a couple iPhones (opens in new tab) selling right now, with prices upwards of $1,300 for a 64GB iPhone 11. There's even one person trying their luck with an iPhone X and a price of $10,000 (opens in new tab).
Well, since you put it so compellingly, I'm off to sell my car!
The folks at Wccftech also spotted an iPad, again with Fortnite installed, listed with a price of $900.
Needless to say, don't buy an iPhone or iPad just because it has Fortnite installed. You won't be able to update the game to play new content and, honestly, who doesn't see Fortnite coming back to the App Store at some point anyway?
To those selling their iPhones and iPads – bravo. But hopefully nobody takes you up on your offer!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
That insane. Speaking of which. If you have the game on your apple account. Can you still install it? Or does apple completely removes it from people accounts too?