World's most expensive phone heading to China at $15 million, bound to raise eyebrows in the Party
posted by Daniel P. / Apr 12, 2013, 9:15 AM
From the British designer Stuart Hughes, who gave to the world an iPad with an embedded real T-Rex bone, now comes the most expensive phone in the world - a ten million pound sterling (about 15 million USD) iPhone 5 Black Diamond.
Custom-ordered by an unnamed Chinese businessman, the handset is dipped in 26 karat gold, a real black diamond has replaced the home key, and 600 "regular" diamonds have been encrusted in the chassis, 53 of which went to adorn the Apple logo itself. The screen protection has been replaced with sapphire glass, which is much tougher than Gorilla Glass, and it took the designer nine weeks to hand-make the unique phone.
That Chinese customer already owned the black diamond itself, so he's not paying list price, but if we were the Communist Party department in charge with corruption checks there, this phone extravagance would top the weekly report. Unless your name is Terry Gou from Foxconn, that is, who could argue that the iPhone 5 came at assembly price.
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outside rocks but inside sucks
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 9:17 AM 32
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Or buy this brushed gold wrap/skin for only $19.95, also available for Galaxy S III and Evo G4. Its not made out of gold obviously, but feels and looks like it is.http://www.slickwraps.com/Brus
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 7:10 PM 0
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This shows that having money doesn't always reflect having good taste.
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 9:31 AM 16
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this sentence usually come from poor people as an automatic defense mechanism
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 9:51 AM 13
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That's true. How the rich spend their money is none of your concern, because it is their money, not your money. I wouldnt call someone who spends thousands of dollars on designer goods as wasting money either, it's their right to spend their own money the way they want. But if i have that kind of money i would have set my sights on a Lamborghini. I wouldnt even hesitate to buy one. But then again, someone who can afford this phone probably already has a dozen of supercars in his garage. "If i have that much money i would help *** ***", that's something only hypocrites will say. If you have that much money one day, maybe from the lottery, you would definitely think of luxury or enjoyment first. It's human nature in our subconscious minds. Find me a millionaire who drives a budget small car. NONE.
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 11:59 PM 2
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I'm not rich, so I must say DUH! I mean seriously? $15 million for an iPhone 5? When you're using this phone outside, you'll be the first one to be robbed! If I'm rich, I won't even think about this phone! I rather get an original iPhone 5 instead! :P
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 10:28 AM 7
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"IF" and if you were.. you'd be the first to get robbed even if you have an original iphone 5
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 3:52 AM 1
26 karat gold? So, you're saying the phone is 108.3% gold? 100% gold is 24 karats. Might want to amend the article to reflect that.
posted on Apr 12, 2013, 11:26 AM 8
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