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

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


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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5X, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 11560 mAh
  • OS iOS 9.x

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43 Comments

43. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Its is still a crappy ipad with no flash or customization

42. thelegend6657 unregistered

Gold tf700 infinity anyone ?

41. guildsa654

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 12, 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

39. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 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$...

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

26. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

35. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

24. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

40. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

21. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Will that be in Imperial credits Lord Vader?

25. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

This isn't the article you were looking for.

20. Bigbluetundra

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O M G I would love desire that, but way to expensive That's what you call UNIQUE!!!!!!!

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I called it Tacky ugly as FCK

13. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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?

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wonder how heavy that thing is...

10. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

why do things like this even exist? smh

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

For rich idiots.....

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

8. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Whatisthiss**tidonteven

7. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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

17. PaulNotFromSweden

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Who is "noone"?

27. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

''no one'' typo sorry man

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

3. danalmillan

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 08, 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!!!!!!

15. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

thats a reflection dude.

34. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

2. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

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