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World gets its first 24ct gold iPad 3 for those who need to show off their riches

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World gets its first 24ct gold iPad 3 for those who need to show off their riches
The world is in no shortage of weird, extremely luxurious devices that are built to look good but serve no other purpose. Shady and obviously extremely wealthy gentlemen usually buy them as a status symbol, and this iPad is almost no exception. Luckily, though, it’s still preserved its iPad guts and functionality, so it’s a pretty capable product, and on top of that it comes bathed in 24-carat pure gold.

Unveiled shortly after its international launch, the shiny iPad is made by British gadget outfitters Gold & Co. Not surprisingly, it made its debut in the United Arab Emirates where the first one was auctioned with all the proceeding donated to charity.

All other units however will seek to maximize profit and with a price tag of $5,500 for the offered model, iPad 3 64GB with 4G, we see how the profit could be huge. If a golden iPhone 4S is “your thing” than get ready to spend $4,349. Finally, for those remaining ‘Berry loyalists, the firm offers a gold BlackBerry 9900 for $2,449. But you can’t really put a price on a superinflated ego, can you? Because that’s the only thing that gets boosted by a gold iPad.

source: Gold & Co via IntoMobile

World gets its first 24ct gold iPad 3 for those who need to show off their riches

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:43 7

1. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Ill take 2 please..

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:51 14

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


baaaaaa baaaaa baaaaaa

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 12:09 11

23. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Will Apple Ever Think About Middle Class & Low Class People?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:07 7

28. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)


?????? You are a good example of whats wrong with this country. It's a business, not a charity.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:22 7

30. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Dude I'll hate on apple all day, but that's a dumb thing to say. I don't consider apples novelties to be "higfh class" or for "rich people". If you cant afford $200 for a smart phone you're doing it wrong. And by "it" I mean life.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:33 1

31. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


i kno right

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:50

38. cpmBurst (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Apple didnt make these- "Gold & Co. " did.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:58

44. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Isnt the iphone 4 only a hundred bucks damn boy get a job how cheap do you want it to be lol

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:11 3

29. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Lol samsheep

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:36 3

32. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Shutup iTroll and go back under the bridge.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 14:06

33. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


lol same comment everytime get new material

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:43 4

2. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


iPad is worth much more than gold. That's why these tasteless interventions are bizzare and originate from stupidity.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:48 8

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Nice non-regional diction. That would be sarcastic but you're picture tips me off that you're being sarcastic so I give you kudos instead.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:37 2

14. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


None of the sentences I wrote are sarcastic. They are just sad.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:44 7

3. danalmillan (Posts: 25; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Is it me or does it actually look like it is covered in a brown paper bag????? LOL!!!! I would never spend that much money on a computer or phone!!!!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:48

15. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


thats a reflection dude.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 14:49 2

34. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No, no. That IS actually a paper bag. Man, apple quality has really gone to pot lately so they are hiding their stuff in a paper bag. They can't even legally advertize as 4G in a bunch of countries anymore. A shame, really.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:51 5

5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The show off brain surgeons that pay this ridiculous price tag most likely don't realize that there is no such thing as "Gold Plated". Something is either SOLID gold or it isn't. The so called gold plating is achieved by nothing more than an electrical process.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:52 2

6. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


hey look I got a new iPad 3
even more its made of 24ct gold!
I bet you noone would want to steal that piece of garbage

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:00 1

17. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Who is "noone"?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 12:57 2

27. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


''no one'' typo sorry man

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:55 2

7. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


So I guess bank robbers are interested in robbing gold iPad users rather than banks now huh?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:01 2

8. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Whatisthiss**tidonteven

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:08

9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


now i have a reason to steal one lol......just to melt it down for the gold!!!!!.......jk i still dont want one.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:10 4

10. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


why do things like this even exist? smh

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:13 7

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


For rich idiots.....

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:13

11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1469; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I wonder how heavy that thing is...

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:14 2

13. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


If you really want to stand out, I'd recommend the real wood shells from Root Cases:

http://rootcases.com/catalog/category/view/id/4

or maybe have your iPad pimped out with custom paint job from Color Ware:

http://www.colorware.com/p-321-ipad.aspx

Both are presented with the idea of being a polar opposite of aesthetics much like a golden iPad. Then again, you're richer than most..why would you care what anyone thinks?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:14 1

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


O M G
I would love desire that, but way to expensive

That's what you call UNIQUE!!!!!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:06 2

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I called it Tacky ugly as FCK

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:27 3

20. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I'm skeptical and might hold out for the platinum edition. Plus, I heard it gets hot enough to cook endangered animal eggs on it.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:48 1

21. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Sorry,droid rabble. Its only for those of us that can afford it.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:55 3

22. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Will that be in Imperial credits Lord Vader?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 12:26 3

25. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


This isn't the article you were looking for.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 12:15 1

24. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Yes,my subject. Now go forth and destroy all androids.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:46 1

40. kanagadeepan (Posts: 725; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Wake up boy... It is already late to school... Go go...

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 12:29 1

26. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


What's this iPad 3 that you speak of? Isn't it the New iPad?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 14:52 3

35. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Or, simply call it the iFad. Most people do, you know.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:06 2

36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is FAR worst than the last picture they show on here with the DIAMOND APPLE LOGO. Only iditot millionaires would purchase those.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:12 1

39. kanagadeepan (Posts: 725; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Hmmm 4349$ for the 24carat Golden back-cover and 1151$ for new iPad... Still 1151$ for iPad is looking costly than 24 carat gold of cost 4349$...

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 01:24

41. guildsa654 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


LOL, Guys! I've found an iPhoneArena Channel at youtube! (Just sayin)
I fyou are interested here's the link: (TROLOLOLOLOL)
http://www.youtube.com/user/iPhoneArena

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 03:32

42. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Gold tf700 infinity anyone ?

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:57 1

43. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Its is still a crappy ipad with no flash or customization

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