This $4,360 gold-plated iPhone 5s comes with the face of Vladimir Putin engraved on its back side

We assume that this new, luxurious iPhone won't be bought by too many people - as it's only available in Russia...
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7. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Mobile tech progresses so fast that it seems kind of silly for a really rich person to buy a blinged out phone. You know they will just want to upgrade in less than a year anyway.It is not like buying a huge diamond or the most expensive Rolex.

10. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Putin is a great leader, (unlike our western war mongers) who ever says different only knows what they hear from western mainstream media. But it still wont make me buy an iPhone ;)

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Putin is a great leader..." In which way he is a good leader??? Are you drunk???

18. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Haha well for starters, while obomber was beating the drums of war in Syria, it was Putin who brokered the deal with Assad to destroy his chem weapons arsenal, effectively preventing war. Don't pretend to know anything about foreign politics when you haven't even left your own country. Haha. Too easy.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that no war is good to all. But Putin did that just because he and his friends oligarchs has personal interest in Syria not because he wanted to help Syria because of good will. I don't say that everything what U.S. does is good. At the moment I'm talking about Putin and I don't see in which way he is a good leader. Maybe for himself and his friends oligarchs he is a good leader but for Russia and rest of the world he is aint good leader. And according to the current situation he is just another Hitler. "Don't pretend to know anything about foreign politics when you haven't even left your own country. Haha. Too easy." Don't pretend that you know something about me when in reality you know nothing about me! if you wanted to say that I'm from U.S. then you are wrong because I'm not. P.S. Also you have registered here in PhoneArena.com just 5 hours ago and made two comment and both of thise two comment is about how good Putin is so it looks like you are just another Putins propogandist.

21. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

I appreciate your rant, but rest assured, this is not an anti American opinion I make, at least not American citizens. The US gov't has a LOT to answer for, of which I haven't got time (or motivation) to go into, apart from 'you reap what you sow'. As for war, well no one does it quite as well, as often and as lucrative as Washington. As for me being a Putin propagandist, I am AUSTRALIAN ! Now can you actually be further removed from Russia? Anyways, I'm sure you're a decent human, so with that, good night and good luck x Enough said.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Our discussion was not about how bad or good is U.S. our discussion was about Putin! So I don't understand why are you bringing U.S. into discussion? I was strictly talking about Putin and you started defending him by bringing arguments about U.S. but our discussion was not about that! Your statement was "Putin is a great leader..." and then I asked you why you say that he is a good leader but you mentioned only one good thing that he prevented U.S. from starting the war with Syria. After that you have said nothing good about him. "I am AUSTRALIAN ! Now can you actually be further removed from Russia?" Exactly! You are FAR AWAY from Russia (of course if it is even true that you are from Australia) while I'm living here in Europe and my country has a border with Russia also my country was two times occupied by Russia, my country was part of CCCP and now it is 24 years like my country is free and independent. I know my native Lithuanian language, I know Russian language, I know English language, I know a bit of Ukrainian language, I personally know people who lives in Russia or Russia surrounding countries. So all my knowledge about Russia is personal not from Western media or so!

64. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Ok Putin is a good leader and a good partner because dealing with him always goes good for countries,we can see it in Europe-France,Germany,he doesnt make any wars or put his nose into countries.Why is he bad?

71. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Ok Putin is a good leader..." He is a good leader for his oligarchs but for simple people he does nothing. "...good partner because dealing with him always goes good for countries..." Not true! For example some countries pay more than other countries for gas. Putin use gas prices as a weapon to terrorize countries which he doesn't like no matter that Russia and other countries made international agreements on prices. And I'm even not talking about Russia's boycotts on goods import from other countries because of fake reasons. "he doesnt make any wars or put his nose into countries." I have never heard bigger bulls**t than this! Do you already forgot about Chechnya, Georgia and what happens at the moment in Ukraine?!

79. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Ukraine and Georgia is the wars of USA.They started it.I wonder r u from USor from one of it colonies ?U believe in such sh...t as if u always watch bbc and cnn :D

82. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Ukraine and Georgia is the wars of USA.They started it" Does Ukraine attacked russia? No! Does Georgia attacked russia? No! Does Chechnya attacked russia? No! So in which way these countries started it? "U believe in such sh...t as if u always watch bbc and cnn" My knowledge is based not on BBC or CNN. And yes in U.S. media there is propaganda but not so much as in russia's media. P.S. Improve your English skills because it is hard to understand you, or you know only russian language? If you know only russian language then not much you can decide about situation because information should be from different sources.

84. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Ukraine and Georgia mess started because of Usa putting it nose in their countries politics and Us agents made there a revolution.I dont have to speak good English its your masters language not mine.Im French.So I can imagine u could be from Poland or Baltics if its so theres no point to talk with u-u r completely desorienteried in politics and engaged with your-american propoganda as all US colonies.Bye

90. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Ukraine and Georgia mess started because of Usa putting it nose in their countries politics and Us agents made there a revolution." First of all there was not revolution in Georgia when russia attacked it so don't talk bulls**t! Talking about revolution in Ukraine, maybe U.S. wanted this revolution but Ukrainian people made this revolution not because U.S. wanted that but because Ukrainian people wanted that! Putin is now sending terrorists to Ukraine because he wants to make mess in Ukraine because he can't stand the fact that he lost control over Ukraine since his doll Yanukovych is no more a president of Ukraine and people of Ukraine don't want to be slaves of russia. First of all I'm almost sure that you are from russia not from France. And even if you are from France, France is FAR AWAY from Russia while I'm living here in Europe and my country has a border with Russia also my country was two times occupied by Russia, my country was part of CCCP and now it is 24 years like my country is free and independent. I know my native Lithuanian language, I know Russian language, I know English language, I know a bit of Ukrainian language, I personally know people who lives in Russia or Russia surrounding countries. So all my knowledge about Russia is personal not from Western media or so! In CCCP there was no western media, people self decided what they want to do! And my country was first country wich left CCCP and we still don't want to go back! Now swallow it and deal with it you like it or not!!! :D

91. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

:DDD Im not gonna discuss it with Us licker.U just a victim of your slave parlament and Us propoganda.Bye

94. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The truth is that you are out of truthful and reasonable argument that's why you can't discuss with me! :D Also looking at your registration date it is cleare that you registered here just to spread russian propaganda below this article. Also if you say that Europe is slavery then why people from russia are running to live and work in Europe and U.S. but people from Europe and U.S. doesn't run to russia? :D My country was first country which left CCCP and we still don't want to go back, we live many times better than people now in russia. And if you call it slavery then I'm happy to be slave. :D

98. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

:DDDDDD

92. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Georgia attacked Osetia by tieeater Saakashvili ruled by Us and Osetia asked for help to Russia.But i think its defenetly no worth to explain it to victim of parliament of Us propaganda.Bye

95. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Georgia attacked Osetia..." 1) How Georgia can attack itself??? 2) Russia claims that Ossetia wanted to be with Russia then why so many people runned from Ossetia back to Georgia and why those who left in Ossetia now doesn't want to renounce Georgian passports and take out new ones??? 3) Ossetia as a separate country is only recognised only by 3 countires. :D

11. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Why not? Obama is much worst cuz Usa is the biggest agressor in the world,but Putin is a good state leader and its never what it seems in Europe or Usa propoganda.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Okay, then why so many people in Russia still say that the elections were fake ?

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Opposition always say that bruh.

43. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

There is no real opposition and each time there is strong person in opposition, Putin is sending or trying to send him to the jail.

44. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Really? Did you get a Russian neutral guy to speak with you?

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Really?" Here is two most known examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Khodorkovsky "Did you get a Russian neutral guy to speak with you?" Read my comment #26.

50. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

OK, I'm not a politician, nor a Lithuanian, so I think I have to agree with you. Sorry for not citing #26 BTW.

53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No problem and sorry if I was also a bit rude. :)

57. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No probs. I don't have any issues with proper arguing :). Lets embarrass iFanbois in PA...

66. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

who says?Opposition always say the the same.Thats why they r opposition.But i dont hear opposition from USA.Thats a question if US even has one?

67. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

You're really not intelligent if you don't think there is opposition in the USA, or are those annoying teabaggers just a figment of the country's collective imagination? There are many dissenting voices on any range of issues from any type of political leanings.

72. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

There is no real opposition and each time there is strong person in opposition, Putin is sending or trying to send him to the jail. And not opposition says that, simple people also says that. As example when oppositionist Alexei Navalny was arrested Tens of thousands of people went to the streets to support oppositionist Alexei Navalny and as always government send army of OMON soldiers to scary peaceful people.
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