Would you pay $700,000 for an Apple iPad mini case?

Would you pay $700,000 for an Apple iPad mini case?
The Apple iPad mini is about to launch on Friday and as with any mobile device, you will need to protect it from the environment, drops, spills and other problems that can quickly kill that new device. One accessory that could protect your new purchase is a case. Usually, a case is a rather cost-effective way to protect your tablet, but the Natural Sapphire Company has one that will cost you $700,000. Why so expensive? It has an 18K high-polished white gold body with 3,328 natural Ceylon blue sapphires, just to start.

This Apple iPad mini case costs $700,000

This Apple iPad mini case costs $700,000

On the back of the case is the famous Apple logo made of 500 round diamonds with a total weight of 5 carats. The Natural Sapphire Company will happily put your monogram underneath the Apple in sapphires although we're not sure if that is extra. We guess if you have to ask how much it costs to add your initials to the case, it really isn't the one for you. In other words, you won't see this case on the rack at Best Buy. At $329 for each iPad mini, you could buy 2127 tablets instead of one case and have enough extra tablets on hand in case your "mini" gets damaged without a case to protect it.

The Natural Sapphire Company knows that the economy isn't going gangbusters and unless you're a famous movie star, athlete or CEO, paying $700,000 for this case is certainly a hardship. So what they are willing to do is to let you pay it off in three "easy" installments of $233,333.33. Do us a favor, after you take home the case, send us a photo with your new iPad mini firmly ensconced in its $700,000 home.

source: NaturalSapphireCompany via CNET

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38 Comments

1. nwright94 unregistered

For people with more money than sense

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Dear www.phonearena.com usually you are getting some cases and other accessories for free to make reviews (a.k.a. advertising) and now we want to see review of this case!!! Could you please send email to "Natural Sapphire Company" and ask for an free example for review purposes??? :DDD

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why don't i just buy the case and hang it on the wall?? Or hang the iPad on my wall and keep the case in my girlfriend's jewellery box...

27. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Only a stupid product of a stupid company can have an accessory so stupidly and insanely priced! Its stupid products like these with loyal fans who the company thinks will pay for crap like this that entice companies in the first place to waste resources on an accessory like this when all that money could have been used for education, social services, feeding the poor or any other socio-economic purpose...what a waste!

32. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

hey! I want one of these for my nexus 7!!!!!

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I wont even spend 7 cents... BTW who the heck is gonna buy that iPad mini in the first place?

4. wendygarett unregistered

I'll skip the iPad mini but I'll definitely rob this babe :)

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

The same sucker buying this case

26. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I see what you did there...nicely done!

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Judging by the pre orders. Millions upon millions

31. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

millions of preorders for this diamond case right?

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

that's a decent house right there

5. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Every time I come to this site it's always something about Apple, and it's never good.

8. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

HAHA best comment i've seen in a while!

12. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

And they even deleted the article about the Lumia 920 camera pitted against the other smartphones to make space for more Apple news. I hope this time my comment doesn't get deleted.

6. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yes i'd if i was a stupid rich ruminant animal

7. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

You can get a house plus a car for that money. if anyone actually buys this, faith in humanity: destroyed.

9. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I read a lot of good comments in this post.. hahaha yah! actually....... damn i will get banned, Nevermind

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Price it for 699.999 ...it will sell

14. eheii

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

why the needs of this case to protect a $300+ device? *scratch head* :S

15. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Ipad mini is useless...

17. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

So as this case :P

16. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Way overpriced status symbol case for a way overpriced status symbol device. Might as well get a Lamborghini or a nice house, or both.

18. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

not in anyway will i buy that.

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I would pay 700,000 for the mini without a case even

20. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

smh...This world we live in.

21. wendygarett unregistered

Total support mate :) Now let rob the bank together shall we Lolol

24. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Clown

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...and what? Live homeless the rest of your life?? In that case, let Apple make a rugged iPhone first...so that it can be your roof cum bed cum dining table cum everything!

23. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

The case is much more expensive than the device itself! Haha! :D

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