World gets its first 24ct gold iPad 3 for those who need to show off their riches
posted by Victor H. / Apr 18, 2012, 9:37 AM
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.
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Ill take 2 please..
posted on Apr 18, 2012, 9:43 AM 7
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Will Apple Ever Think About Middle Class & Low Class People?
posted on Apr 18, 2012, 12:09 PM 11
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 1:22 PM 7
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posted on Apr 18, 2012, 1:11 PM 3
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iPad is worth much more than gold. That's why these tasteless interventions are bizzare and originate from stupidity.
posted on Apr 18, 2012, 9:43 AM 4
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 9:48 AM 8
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 9:44 AM 7
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 2:49 PM 2
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 9:51 AM 5
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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 Apr 18, 2012, 9:52 AM 2
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If you really want to stand out, I'd recommend the real wood shells from Root Cases: http://rootcases.com/catalog/c
or maybe have your iPad pimped out with custom paint job from Color Ware:
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 Apr 18, 2012, 10:14 AM 2
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