So just what was in Apple's Lucky Bag this year?

So just what was in Apple's Lucky Bag this year?
Last month, we told you that Apple would continue its annual Lucky Bag promotion in 2015. Today is the day that Apple, and other Japanese retailers, stuff bags full of merchandise and sell it at a discount. Japanese Apple Stores sold about 300 bags each this year, for a total of 2500 units that were purchased.  Apple offered four different bags, valued from $640 to $1280. Consumers spent $300 for their Lucky Bag, and had no idea which one they were buying.

Each Lucky Bag contained an Apple TV, a special New Year's edition of the Mophie powerstation, a pair of Beats PowerBeats2, an iTunes gift card valued at $8 and an Incase ICON Slim Pack backpack, which contained all of the above items. In addition, each bag included one major Apple device.

The big prize this year was the bag that featured an 11-inch Apple MacBook Air and other accessories, including a limited edition Power Support Air Jacket. Another bag, said to be worth $1070, replaced the MacBook Air with a 16GB Apple iPad Air 2. Another bag worth $814 had a 16GB Apple iPad mini 3 in place of the iPad Air 2. The most widely received bag had a 16GB Apple iPod Touch inside.


source: MacOtakara (translated) via RedmondPie

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28 Comments

1. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

That Macbook Air lucky bag would be awesome. Say what you will about Apple but their Macs are pretty kick-butt. I'm really enjoying my new 13 inch Macbook air and it's a huge step up from my $400 Dell laptop I had. I'm definitely an Android fan for phones but Apple makes some awesome computers.

2. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Though I love the iphone, I have always been a pc guy (and still am) but the macbook I just got not too long ago is brilliant. Always runs smooth and it's clear a lot of thought went into it.

7. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Had always always been a Windows user, but when I went looking for a premium portable laptop, with long battery life, hi-res screen, and video editing performance, I quickly realised the MBP retina's actually offered better value for money than comparable PC laptops, so I got one and after the small learning curve I am more than pleased with my Mac. But phones... I think Android phones offers much better value :)

12. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

THAAANNKK yOUU!!!!! idk WHY apple cant transfer their Computer Know-how into their PHONE Know-how!!! n if u think im just an apple hater im not, i have a Macbook Pro serving me wonderfully thank you!! but as 4 the iHate, it all started when the iphone 1st came out with its Awesome pictures (from its Software i later found out) to it also being an ipod, n to its Apps. i wold even say the catch phrase "theres an app for that," to almost every one!! but when i went to go get one seriously, i realized its dope camera, DIDNT HAVE A FREAKIN FLASH!!!!!!! other wise i would have bought it n been an isheep from the start. i mean, WHY would u NOT put a Flash on the BEST mobile camera to date!?!?!??! apples STEWPID blunder made me buy a Samsung Omnia, a windows mobile pro phone, wit almost no apps save MS office mobile suite, n Google maps. look at the samsung omnia pics n specs and ull see how it should have KILLLED the iphone, but it made a crucial error. it saved the txts, emails, n other data somehow in the phones ONBOARD memory nstead of the INternal 8gb storage it came with in ADDITION to the sd card slot. so the phone just got bogged down n shltty. o well. so thats y i hate iphone.

11. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

no, iphone is garbage. if u like mac computers, how they just "work" u will LOOVVEE android!!

16. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Not everyone likes to download porn on their phone..

23. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

dooode, ur DUMB! that has nothing to do with anything!! idk if u Cant on an idevice or something (i WOULDNT, be surprised!), but for viewing porn, i just wait till i get home man. i got the 50" tv i got on black friday 2013 @ target for $229. y would i waste my nut on a small screen where i can hardly see shlt???

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

MBP Retina working flawless as ever. :)

14. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

yes Mac laptops ALL THE WAY!!! n next to ZERO VIRUSES!!!! when torrenting at least!!!

4. Furbal unregistered

They are nice laptops, but comparing it to a 400 dell isn't the proper thing to do. It should be a big step up.

9. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

True, but its really all I have to go off of. I by no means dislike Windows (although Windows 8 isn't exactly my favorite version of it), I think a Surface Pro 3 would be awesome but the form factor wasn't really what I wanted and I REALLY wanted the incredible battery life the Air has.

15. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

idk WHY apple doesnt jus make the Macbook pro a damn TOUCHSCREEN already!!! oh yea!!!, PPL WOULD STOP BUYING CRAPPY iDEVICES!!!!

19. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Your comments are literally so obnoxious

22. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Y, kuz theyre Truuueee????

24. Furbal unregistered

Lenovo t440s would be a good comparison as far as form factor/battery life. Looks aren't close though

10. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

THAANNNKK YOUUUU!!! Android is the Apple of phones!!

13. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Their laptops are nice, but their desktops are awful. Who would be stupid enough to put the power button and USB ports on the back of the monitor?

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

to be fair, i hardly EVER need to touch the power-button on my mac. n its a laptop! i jus close it, or shutdown from the menu!! so its probably similar on apple desktops, or even Rarer that their power buttons need pressing. n i think usb on back is to have a "hide the clutter" effect. which is fine. u should have bluetooth keyboard n mouse neways tho,unless ur gaming n need the extra milliseconds. n u can always get a usb Hub wit a long cord if u REALLY dont like the location that much. so u say stupid, i say, acceptable.

25. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You've just confirmed you do nothing serious with your computer or at least choose to gimp yourself. Hubs, bluetooth accessories etc are all useless for any real utility.

27. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

u swear....... even the thunderbolt has a hub device, i think, or they have long cords. n u have to get an AMPLIFIED usb hub if u want the same performance out ur device. i have a 10 port hub device n u gotta plug it in, and its worth every penny to not plug, n unplug device after device. n bluetooth is perfectly useful man, what r u talking about?!?!?! listen to music much? use ur phone as a mousepad much? didnt think so

26. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I personally don't see the appeal in All-in-ones in general but that's me. If I wanted a desktop computer, I'd invest in something thats very expandable. Sure you can replace the RAM on an iMac, but I'd build my own Windows desktop or save up for a Mac Pro if I absolutely needed a powerful desktop.

28. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

this is true, though its hard to expand the mac all in ones, they come pretty loaded for the price, n the screen......... IF ONLY IT WAS TOUCH, LIKE THE WINDOWS ONES!!!!!! but then there goes ipad sales!!!! i hate itoys

5. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Let's bring this to the states!

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Yess Please!!!

6. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

this sale will never be brought to the states

20. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

dont be negative!!! or realistic..... :-(

8. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Imagine if it did come to the states...I would be one happy camper! lol

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

me too!

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