Did you know that the world's most expensive smartphone costs over $16.5 million?
posted by Nick T. / Feb 12, 2014, 9:27 AM
Yup, you read the headline correctly, and no, the figure mentioned there isn't in Zimbabwean dollars. The world's most expensive smartphone does cost over $16.5 million and it is a unique, hand-crafted piece of bling. What you see pictured is the iPhone 5 Black Diamond edition by Stuart Hughes. If you're wondering where the luxury handset got its name from, just take a look at its home button. The key has been replaced with a 26-carat flawless black deep cut diamond. This, however, is just one of the hundreds of gems covering the phone's surface.
The chassis of this fabulous iPhone 5 has been inlaid with about 600 flawless white diamonds and 53 more of them have been used to recreate the Apple logo on the back. Speaking of the back, that's a full gold outfit you see and a piece of solid gold is used for the logo's foundation. As for the screen, it boasts a layer of sapphire glass that's more resistant to damage than the scratch resistant glasses commonly used in modern smartphones.
All this gold and the precious stones have taken a toll on the phone's weight, however. Just the gold that has been put into the device tips the scales at 135 grams, which is 23 grams more than what the iPhone 5 originally weighs. Nevertheless, something tells us that the phone's owner wouldn't be bothered by its weight. Speaking of which, the iPhone 5 Black Diamond is owned by a Chinese businessman.
source: Stuart Hughes
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If I paid 100s of thousands more for then the normal price of an Apple product, I'd at least hope the Apple logo would be removed... But there's no shortage of iFans with more money than brains, for example, everyone with an iPhone.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:30 AM 18
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there are no shortage of S-hit android fans who think they have more brain than others, for example,everyone with S-hit device
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 11:43 AM 3
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I think it's funny how people hate on products to have an identity. If anyone wants to send me a new phone in the box that is better than my 5-----I will be happy to use it and have a custom case put on it with YOUR initials!
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 12:55 PM 0
Still can't survive a drop.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:31 AM 16
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The business guy probably keeps the phone in an Otterbox case to protect his investment :)
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:52 AM 1
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I think he keeps it in a briefcase between two guards. In a bank safe, outside there is a hundred number combination titanium lock with bombs implanted within the failsafe. Outside, there are men in shady black tux with dark shades and everything u can imagine from a man in black movie. This safe is located in a even bigger safe with a lock which only the owner himself can open. And this bigger safe is in a bigger bigger safe that has five identical bigger bigger safe. And all of these safes are located on the sheild helicarrier located somewhere in the bermuda triangle.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 10:00 AM 6
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$16.5 million, sure, but how much is it with a two-year contract?
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:39 AM 12
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Ugly, and precious, finite stones being wasted by being forged onto a device that typically loses a good deal value in just a year. Not to mentioned one that's been discontinued.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:44 AM 2
Whoever gets the chance to "borrow" that phone and scrap its stuff becomes millionaire easier than hoping for a jackpot on the lottery lol
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:46 AM 2
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I'll think about buying it after selling my kidney, home, car, legs, arms, one eye, phone, ears, teeth, tongue & vocal cords xD
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:49 AM 2
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