We knew they were coming, and now Apple Retail Stores in Japan have been offering the 2014 iteration of Apple’s “Lucky Bags” from earlier today. But what’s inside the coveted $345 retail bags? Let’s take a closer look.
Apple’s annual tradition of offering Lucky Bags in Japan sees customers pick up an assortment of discounted products and iOS accessories, without actually knowing what’s inside individual bags. For each bag, the selection is different, and as such it’s an exciting experience for customers taking a trip to their local Apple Store this Jan. 2. Individual bags cost ¥36,000 (around $345).
Macotakara now explains that every 2014 Lucky Bag appears to include an Incase City Collection Compact backpack designed especially for the event (this alone costs just under $100), and special edition T-shirts are also appearing in most bags, though designs vary. The last common occurrence in the Lucky Bags is a $79.95 mophie Juice Pack Power Station External Battery.
More specifically, however, there appear to be four different Lucky Bags on sale, and each one offers an Apple product plus related accessories. Macotakara notes that one class offers an 11-inch MacBook Air, while another includes the 16GB iPad Air.
The third kind of Lucky Bag available features a 16GB iPad mini with Retina display, along with Jaybirds’ BlueBuds X ($169.99), Stem’s IZON IOS WRM-WA0–00 Remote Room Monitor ($99.95), Logitech’s Ultimate Ears Mobile Boombox ($89.99), and the Square Card Reader ($9.99, or free if you sign-up for an account).
Finally, the fourth bag available comes with an iPod nano and includes the aforementioned Jaybirds BlueBuds X earphones and Logitech Ultimate Ears Mobile Boombox, along with an Incase Sports Armband Pro for the iPod nano ($29.95) and the Griffin Courier Clip for the iPod nano ($24.99).
Which bag would you have hoped for?
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