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$4400 for an iPhone 5s? Yes, if you want it in gold, platinum or rose gold

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$4400 for an iPhone 5s? Yes, if you want it in gold, platinum or rose gold

London-based GoldenGenie is a company so obsessed with luxury materials that it'll embellish pretty much anything you can think of in either gold, platinum or rose gold. Some of you may remember its latest conquest that we reported: the HTC One. Tacky or not, at the time (and even now) we've got to admit that the One looks stunning, especially in rose gold. Of course, once we saw the price tag on that thing, we were as equally stunned – it ranged from $2900 for the 'cheapest' model with gold, and went right up to $3200 for the platinum HTC One.


But, the HTC One, as much as likeable and stylish as it is, is slowly fading from relevancy, for its all about the iPhone 5s right now. Sure, that one hasn't really changed much in comparison with its predecessor, but there's no denying that it's currently the popular kid on the block. Which is probably why GoldenGenie went farther than usual in its treatment of the iPhone 5s and now offers the phone in 5 different styles, all of which (but one) customizable with your preferred material (gold/platinum/rose gold). As hinted in the title, pricing goes all the way up to about $4400 for the priciest model.


If this has caught your attention, then feel free to join us for some window shopping right below.



source: GoldenGenie

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:50 1

1. Daftama (Posts: 560; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Seriously???? at least Apple a better job with the colors.. I'll make a gold case...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:10 20

12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 616; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


$4400 for iPhone in gold/platinum/rosegold, And $549 for iPhone in plastic.
both seems tooo costly.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:23

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why don't you learn to read the article? This isn't even done by Apple.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:33 1

24. MikeG77 (Posts: 366; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


He is saying that Apple's selection of colors are better than what this company is offering..

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:12 1

82. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


You, sir, need to stop getting offended so easily. Read moar; interpret moar. That's a legit comparison as it has a lot to do with capital.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:23 1

98. ZPM101 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Infant

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:34

99. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No doubt! I wouldn't even pay 10% of that price.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:51 15

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7291; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Spending $2,900+ on a phone instead of paying bills, food, and necessities is the best idea I've heard all day.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:56 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well if you can afford it, then why not?

I mean it's one thing to neglect your family for this platinum iPhone & it's another to take care of your family & still get this if you have the means.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:01 4

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Well if you can afford it, then why not?"

I don't think that it is smart behavior to buy something just because you can. It is good if you want just to show off, but as investition it is waste of money. iPhone in gold will very fast depreciate, it is bad investition. Better buy a brick of gold and it will be good investment.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:11 3

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Who are you to tell a hard working individual how to spend their hard earned money?!?

If the person is responsible, takes care of their family, has no debt, & pays his bills on time, why can't they buy this?

There is a market for these types of phones coming from both Android & Apple. I could never question an individual about how they spend their hard earned money, whether it be responsible or not.

You should never worry about another person's pockets. Only worry about yourself. Nobody buys a platinum iPhone as an investment, they buy it because it makes them feel good & because it makes them happy. Yeah some people may want to show off also.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:43 3

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Where do you see that I'm telling or forcing someone to do something? They can do whatever they want with their money, I'm just expressing my opinion about all that.

Also sorry if my comment somehow induced hysteria or buthurt for you, but my comment was pretty clear and if you don't have a common sense to understand it and interpret it right, then it is not my fault. ;)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:50 1

28. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


No. I enterpreted it the exatct same way he did.

"I don't think that it is smart behavior to buy something just because you can"

All he said, based off that statement above, is whats defined as smart behavior is not up to you. If someone wants to buy it and can afford it, all the power to them. Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean someone else who can shouldn't be allowed to get it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:06 2

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I don't think that it is smart behavior to buy something just because you can."

And where you see in that sentence that I'm telling or forcing someone to do something? This sentence is my opinion.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:21 1

41. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Where did AndroidEvo or myself accuse you of forcing someone to do something? All we are trying to say is a "smart purchase" is a relative phrase. What's affordable to some people isn't to others, and you're not one to tell me what's smart and what's not.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:26 2

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Where did AndroidEvo or myself accuse you of forcing someone to do something?"

SuperAndroidEvo: "Who are you to tell a hard working individual how to spend their hard earned money?!?"

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:46

75. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are wrong on having THAT opinion. You should never comment on what other people are buying legally. It's none of your business.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:54 1

90. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"You are wrong on having THAT opinion."

No, I'm not.

"You should never comment on what other people are buying legally."

I can expres my opinion about everything I wan't.

"It's none of your business."

It is not my business, but I still can have my opinion, no one took that right away from me.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:41 1

74. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You should never comment on how people spend their money. That's proper etiquette.

This comment: "I don't think that it is smart behavior to buy something just because you can." implies you have a problem with someone buying a Platinum iPhone.

Look you shouldn't worry about the next person's pockets. If they want to buy dog poop, who cares. I mean I doesn't change my finances & it shouldn't change yours.

For you to have an opinion on what another person buys is just wrong. Live your life & let those individuals who want a Platinum iPhone live theirs.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:15 1

91. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"You should never comment on how people spend their money. That's proper etiquette."

As I already have said, I can expres my opinion about everything I wan't since no one took that right away from me. And using your logics, you should never comment on what other people can comment and on what can't.

"Live your life & let those individuals who want a Platinum iPhone live theirs."

In which way I don't let them to live their lives? By expressing my opinion?

Your logics are plain silly! You say that I can't express my opinion about how other people are spending their money since it is their money and they have right to spend them as they wish, but at the same time you are try to shut up me and took away my right to free expression...

As I have said before, they can do whatever they want with their money, it is their right. And I'm just expressing my opinion about all that since it is my right to do that you like it or not. I won't ask your permision.

Again, I feel sorry for you that my comment somehow induced hysteria and buthurt for you. :)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:11

81. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Common sense would tell you not to comment on what another stranger buys ESPECIALLY if it's 100% legal.

Talk about common sense or lack there of.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:20 1

92. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Common sense would tell you that everyone can have their own opinion and express it freely. And non butthurt person like you can't forbid such right. :D

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:37

102. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are right, BUT just because you have an opinion doesn't make it valid at all.

My opinion is that at night unicorns come out fly & fart out rainbows. Yes that's my opinion, does it make it valid or right NO.

That's my point, you can have an opinion but just because you can say it doesn't make it right. You should NEVER state an opinion about how others spend THEIR money.

You should keep it to yourself. & you shouldn't get "butthurt" if anyone wants to buy a Platinum iPhone. It's their right to if it's legal. To have an opinion on the matter is just plain silly at best, a total waste of time. It has no merit. That's why it's a stupid opinion to have.

Yes you can have an opinion, even if indeed it's pointless & merit less. No one is going to take that right away, but maybe you might want to spare yourself form embarrassment, for envy/hate.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:44

104. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Why would you waste your time formulating an opinion about how another man legally spends his money? What are you the money guardian?

Ohh & by the way, thanks for letting me spend my money as I see fit. lol Your opinions on how I spend my money MUST be to your liking. lol

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:45 2

26. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


+ a million to you sir. If it wasn't you calling him out, it was me.

@phonearenauser, who buys a gold / platinum phone as an investment?! As stated, if you have the means and it's legal, you're entitled to buy what ever you want. You can't tell me what I can and can't spend my money on. Sheesh. It's unbelievable how some people think.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:09 1

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"who buys a gold / platinum phone as an investment?!"

And that's why I have said: "It is good if you want just to show off, but as investition it is waste of money."

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:19 1

40. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


But no one would buy it as an investment, so what's the point in making that statement?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:32 1

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Some time ago I have seen comments on similar articles that it is good investment. But in my opinion it is not good investment that's why I have made this statement.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:35 1

49. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


If people want to invest money in gold, they buy gold. Not a gold plated phone that'll depreciate over night. Educate yourself, you're smarter than that!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:41 2

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You really have issues with understanding, read my comment again...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:06 1

77. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah I know what you mean.

I don't get why people get upset when people decide to legally buy something. I will never hate if someone buys a Platinum iPhone. Sh*t if it makes you happy then by all means. I am no one to tell you or anyone else how to spend your money.

I have a Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 17. I got it because I wanted an Epic timepiece. Every time I put it on it makes me feel good, it's something I am proud of. To me by no means is that a waste of money, in fact it's money well spent.

+1

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:58

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Investment PAU. IJS...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:45

71. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Investment PAU."

Thank you for correction, darkkjedii.

"IJS..."

?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:08

79. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


IJS means I'm just saying

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:20

93. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ok, I see. :)

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:47

101. Shatter (Posts: 1961; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The market these are for is a rich and $4400 is nothing to them.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:11 1

36. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


if you can afford it, better send that money to somalia, kongo, rwanda, kenya to fund for dringking water.
with 3000 dollars you can save a lot of lifes.
every 4 hours there are hundred children die because of water crisis and sanitation, while you bragging up your 4000 dollars iphone to your friends.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:18 3

39. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Oh be quiet and educate yourself. When you donate money to starved African countries their corrupt governments take over 75% of it. I've worked hard for my money, I get to do whatever I want with it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:07 1

78. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I have to agree here also. Any money donated just goes to the oppressive regime.

+1 again.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 14:09

80. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Let's all get ruffled up and pick on the first guy that has a different opinion than mine. You guys are silly - see what I did there? I called you guys silly even though you won't agree with it. Cackle, cackle!

All your arguing are belong to us.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:21

89. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


so just let them die??

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 02:59 1

100. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


If that's what it takes for them to figure out how to survive on their own, then so be it. Every other country figured it out, so should they. They'll never learn to survive on their own if their only means of survival come from someone else giving it to them.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:00

8. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


+1 for not caring for your responsibilities as an adult lol

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:02 1

10. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


yes, because whoever can afford to pay that much of money on a phone will struggle with sustaining his daily needs.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:23

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you got the dough, Kobe, Bryce Harper, Gates I say do it. Normal incomes though, I agree with you.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:57 1

5. anleoflippy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


All of my NOPE.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:58

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is good if you want just to show off, but as investition it is waste of money. iPhone in gold will very fast depreciate, it is bad investition. Better buy a brick of gold and it will be good investment.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:26

23. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


just had to post this comment again huh?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:46

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, actually this comment was first. :)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:00 2

7. uchihakurtz (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


As usual. As if the original one isn't expensive enough...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:10

13. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Thats 31 days worth of work $4400

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:14 1

16. ianbbaa (Posts: 196; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


will be there a darkkjeddi version?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:13 1

38. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Chrome wit spinnazz? Maybe it will dispense Grape Drink too

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:41 2

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Eclipse? Why the weak racism dude? You seem intimidated by me, or something? "He probably stole them because...you know...he's black". Dude this is a tech site, head over to KKK.com, they'll love you over there. I appreciate your obsession with me, after all I am tall, dark, handsome, muscular, beautiful bride, great son, who's also tall dark, and handsome, and a cool fun job. You don't have to hate me due to my skin color though dude, instead hate me, cuz any chick would pick me over you. I'm over you dude, you're a weak little racist, that would never approach my face to say that. Enjoy your day "bro".

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:51 2

57. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It's funny because i'm not even racist lol. I have friends and family of all races. I just like to call you out a press your buttons because you're a pathetic fan boy who thinks your cool and lie about yourself when no one really gives a f**k. What happened to baby mama #1? She must not have choose you obviously.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:57 1

60. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


"He probably stole them because...you know...he"s black"

yeh not racist at all.....dude go home and stop being so damn hypocritical and ignorant...get an education!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:10 2

64. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Haha did I hit a nerve with that comment? Making one statement doesn't define who or what you really are. You are the uneducated, ignorant one. Sorry you don't get my humor but im not here to please you

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:32 2

68. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


your not racist, but of all jokes out there, why use a racist joke?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:36

95. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


If anything it was following a stereotype, I don't see how Grape Drank has anything to do with a specific race. I'm white and I like it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:42

70. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude I'm so over you lol. And I don't have a baby mama, my son has a mother.

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