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" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh




Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Ill take 2 please..

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

baaaaaa baaaaa baaaaaa

23. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Will Apple Ever Think About Middle Class & Low Class People?

28. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

?????? You are a good example of whats wrong with this country. It's a business, not a charity.

30. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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.


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

i kno right

38. cpmBurst

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Apple didnt make these- "Gold & Co. " did.

44. iami67

Posts: 333; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Isnt the iphone 4 only a hundred bucks damn boy get a job how cheap do you want it to be lol

29. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Lol samsheep

32. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Shutup iTroll and go back under the bridge.

33. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol same comment everytime get new material

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.

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

14. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

None of the sentences I wrote are sarcastic. They are just sad.

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.

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.

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

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?

8. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


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.

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.....

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wonder how heavy that thing is...

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: 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?


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

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