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Would you pay $700,000 for an Apple iPad mini case?

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Would you pay $700,000 for an Apple iPad mini case?
The Apple iPad mini is about to launch on Friday and as with any mobile device, you will need to protect it from the environment, drops, spills and other problems that can quickly kill that new device. One accessory that could protect your new purchase is a case. Usually, a case is a rather cost-effective way to protect your tablet, but the Natural Sapphire Company has one that will cost you $700,000. Why so expensive? It has an 18K high-polished white gold body with 3,328 natural Ceylon blue sapphires, just to start.

This Apple iPad mini case costs $700,000

This Apple iPad mini case costs $700,000

On the back of the case is the famous Apple logo made of 500 round diamonds with a total weight of 5 carats. The Natural Sapphire Company will happily put your monogram underneath the Apple in sapphires although we're not sure if that is extra. We guess if you have to ask how much it costs to add your initials to the case, it really isn't the one for you. In other words, you won't see this case on the rack at Best Buy. At $329 for each iPad mini, you could buy 2127 tablets instead of one case and have enough extra tablets on hand in case your "mini" gets damaged without a case to protect it.

The Natural Sapphire Company knows that the economy isn't going gangbusters and unless you're a famous movie star, athlete or CEO, paying $700,000 for this case is certainly a hardship. So what they are willing to do is to let you pay it off in three "easy" installments of $233,333.33. Do us a favor, after you take home the case, send us a photo with your new iPad mini firmly ensconced in its $700,000 home.

source: NaturalSapphireCompany via CNET

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:36 18

1. nwright94 (unregistered)


For people with more money than sense

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:22 4

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Dear www.phonearena.com usually you are getting some cases and other accessories for free to make reviews (a.k.a. advertising) and now we want to see review of this case!!! Could you please send email to "Natural Sapphire Company" and ask for an free example for review purposes??? :DDD

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:47

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Why don't i just buy the case and hang it on the wall?? Or hang the iPad on my wall and keep the case in my girlfriend's jewellery box...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:46 4

27. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Only a stupid product of a stupid company can have an accessory so stupidly and insanely priced! Its stupid products like these with loyal fans who the company thinks will pay for crap like this that entice companies in the first place to waste resources on an accessory like this when all that money could have been used for education, social services, feeding the poor or any other socio-economic purpose...what a waste!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 09:33

32. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


hey! I want one of these for my nexus 7!!!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:40 20

2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


I wont even spend 7 cents... BTW who the heck is gonna buy that iPad mini in the first place?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:45 8

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'll skip the iPad mini but I'll definitely rob this babe :)

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:59 7

11. blingblingthing (Posts: 458; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


The same sucker buying this case

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:41 4

26. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I see what you did there...nicely done!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:10

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 12394; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Judging by the pre orders. Millions upon millions

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 09:32

31. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


millions of preorders for this diamond case right?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:41 5

3. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


that's a decent house right there

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:46 12

5. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Every time I come to this site it's always something about Apple, and it's never good.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:51 1

8. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


HAHA best comment i've seen in a while!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:15 3

12. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


And they even deleted the article about the Lumia 920 camera pitted against the other smartphones to make space for more Apple news. I hope this time my comment doesn't get deleted.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:49 4

6. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Yes i'd if i was a stupid rich ruminant animal

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:49 3

7. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


You can get a house plus a car for that money. if anyone actually buys this, faith in humanity: destroyed.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:56 3

9. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I read a lot of good comments in this post.. hahaha

yah! actually....... damn i will get banned, Nevermind

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:57 2

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Price it for 699.999 ...it will sell

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:28 4

14. eheii (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


why the needs of this case to protect a $300+ device? *scratch head* :S

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:29 6

15. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Ipad mini is useless...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:53 2

17. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


So as this case :P

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:50 3

16. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Way overpriced status symbol case for a way overpriced status symbol device. Might as well get a Lamborghini or a nice house, or both.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:02 1

18. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


not in anyway will i buy that.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:03 1

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I would pay 700,000 for the mini without a case even

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:17 1

20. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


smh...This world we live in.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:42 1

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


Total support mate :)
Now let rob the bank together shall we Lolol

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 02:20 1

24. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Clown

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 02:43 1

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


...and what? Live homeless the rest of your life??
In that case, let Apple make a rugged iPhone first...so that it can be your roof cum bed cum dining table cum everything!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 01:15 1

23. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


The case is much more expensive than the device itself! Haha! :D

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:54 1

28. xfire99 (Posts: 565; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


iNsane prize for iNsane iPeoples...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:08 1

29. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


no thanks id rather buy a gold and sapphire and diamond on a ring to give my fiance

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:27

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


thats is also for show off, buy her a house instead.. or a car

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 16:12

34. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Are we serious?????????? So lame

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:04

35. leahb (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


That's expensive! I am looking to get a new iPad case, and I heard of a new company called Domeo Products that just launched. I checked out their website at domeoproducts.com and it looks like they have some awesome cases. I was wondering if you have heard of them and what you thought of them?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 20:12

36. leahb (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Too expensive in my opinion! It is so important to have an iPad case to protect your iPad. I am always looking for great iPad cases. A new company called Domeo Products just launched and I checked them out at domeoproducts.com. I am very impressed with the iPad cases I saw!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 20:13

37. leahb (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Too expensive in my opinion! It is so important to have an iPad case to protect your iPad. I am always looking for great iPad cases. A new company called Domeo Products just launched and I checked them out at domeoproducts.com. I am very impressed with the iPad cases I saw!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 20:19

38. leahb (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Too expensive for me! I am looking to get a new iPad case, and I heard of a new company called Domeo Products that just launched. I checked out their website at domeoproducts.com and it looks like they have some awesome cases. I was wondering if you have heard of them and what you thought of them?

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