Send Me To Heaven Developer Selling Phone With Game’s Original Version Installed For $30,000

Could be the only iPhone with the game.
Could be the only iPhone with the game. Petr Svarovsky

Petr Svarovsky is selling his iPhone, which contains the “most evil” app ever developed, on Etsy for $30,000. Listed as a game collectible, the damaged, but still operational, device has the original version of Send Me To Heaven, or S.M.T.H., installed.

Commenting on the price tag of his old iPhone, Svarovsky quips that “it took me a couple of years and a lot of effort to break this iPhone, so I think the price is fair.” The phone was used to develop the S.M.T.H. app, which is said to be responsible for the damage of as many as 100,000 smartphones.

The phone has a broken screen and damaged cover, but it remains operational with the first version of the game still running on the device. Plus, because the S.M.T.H. was never allowed on the iTunes App Store, this phone is the only iPhone in the entire world with the game.

Other bonuses listed on the ad for the iPhone include:

  • The phone number of developer's ex-girlfriend (Who contributed the game title).
  • Developer's cat pics.
  • Some heavy metal songs the developer listened to when developing the game.
  • Developer's dentist's phone number.

In an interview with Wired, Svarovsky said he had hoped the game would make people shatter as many iPhones as possible. He went on to say that the concept was interesting enough for thrill-seekers to try it out. And by "try it out," Svarovsky means users were throwing their phones without even downloading the app.

Although S.M.T.H. was rejected from the App Store for "encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user's device," it was made available on the Google Play Store in 2013. The objective of the game is simple: players have to throw their phone as high as possible—the higher, the better. The phone registers the height at which it was thrown and then uploads the result to leader boards. The lists of World Top 10, Week Top 10, Day Top 10, Local Top 10 (national) and Facebook Friends are still available. As of 2013, the world record was set to 5.69 m.

The game continues to be popular among players with over 1,000,000 downloads across various Android stores combined. The Galaxy Xcover is a popular competition gadget. Players enjoy competing against each other so much that some willingly cheat to be included in the world top lists. For the sake of an S.M.T.H. record, phones have been dropped from airplanes, thrown from huge slingshots, and even tied to rockets.

Considered a rare find, since there's only one of these in stock, you can purchase the iPhone here. A signed and framed copy of the original S.M.T.H. rejection letter received by Petr Svarovsky in 2012 is also available for sale on Etsy.

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