Soon after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death was reported, a design featuring Job’s silhouette incorporated into the white Apple logo to appear as a bite went viral and spread rapidly across the internet.
The logo, thought up by Hong Kong graphic design student Jonathon Mak, was actually created after Jobs announced his resignation in August, but it didn’t receive much attention until after Jobs’ death.
Now, one enterprising Chinese company has printed the design on an iPhone4 case and put a limited number up for sale on Chinese internet shopping site Taobao, where it immediately started selling rapidly.
The case is called the Jobs Memorial Case and, according to the product page, uses a case manufactured in Germany so you don’t have to worry about quality. The quantity is limited to 10,000 and if you buy now the case will be shipped to you in a limited addition Jobs Memorial Box.
But that’s not all! The original price of 49.99 yuan (US$8) been replaced by the Jobs Memorial Special Price of 9.9 yan ($1.60) – with free shipping! (Jobs Memorial Shipping not available)
The product commands a 5 star user-rating on Taobao, with customers praising the design, quality and fit of the case.
It probably goes without saying that the Jobs Memorial Case is in no way affiliated with Apple.
While we’re a bit turned off by the speed by which Jobs’ death was capitalized on, figures don’t lie and it looks like this is what the people want.
[ Read in Japanese ]