Would you spend $4,500 on an Apple iPhone X with solar panels on back?

Would you spend $4,500 on an Apple iPhone X with solar panels on back?
Caviar is a Russian accessories manufacturer that Apple iPhone X fans might be happy to collude with. The company produces a case for the tenth anniversary model that features solar panels. The company is selling the 64GB version of the phone with the hefty case at a hefty price of $4,555 (The 256GB version is priced at $4,805). Called the iPhone X "Tesla," the first model off the assembly line is being given (appropriately) to Elon Musk.

Adding solar panels to the iPhone X certainly changes the look of the phone. The 7.7mm thickness of the device more than doubles to 16.2mm, eliminating the camera bump. With the case, the iPhone X Tesla sports an IP certification rating of IP67.

Caviar says that it was inspired by "three men of science," Nikola Tesla, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. The company is allowing buyers to inspect the phone and solar panels case before having to pay for it, and each purchase includes a "personal consultant" who accompanies the transaction. We're not sure who this consultant is, or what role he plays in the purchase.

The solar panels on the back of the case help to power up a battery embedded inside of it. Pushing a button on the rear of the accessory will charge up the battery inside the iPhone X.

If you have an interest in the iPhone X 'Tesla," click on the sourcelink below.

source: Caviar via AppleInsider

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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50 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Maybe if it was power by a nuclear reactor. Then maybe.

36. tangbunna

Posts: 481; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I would pay $5000 if it charge the phone when dip it to water, river or sea.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 611; Member since: May 02, 2016

I have a power bank with a sloar panel and i'll tell you somthing, solar panel in this size aint recharge a sh*t

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'd rather go to Paris on a luxury tour. Or perhaps an affordable one all across Europe! Duh, I just remembered my ol' Chevy diesel truck has its 'two wheels' in the grave! Life is tough! G'Day!

28. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’d go to Thailand ;)

30. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

God willing, you'd stay.

41. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Yeah. Lots of lady boys in thailand

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

If putting solar panels on cars isn't even worth it, then how would a solar panel the size of a fist be any better?

5. gamehead unregistered

Nope.

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

why aint you put up the poll tho?? hahahah

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hell to the NO! I could get a K&N cold air intake for my Vette, take my wife on another 7 day cruise, pay the mortgage up a few months, and still have some coin left over for Optimum whey protein, and BSN Amino X.

9. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Hello to the NOtch!!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love the notch, gives the iPhone a unique look, that’s the prettiest on the market to me. Even over my Note 8.

15. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

" Unique look " lol not anymore Oppo F7 LG G7 OnePlus 6 Mi 7 honor 10 P20PRO pro ...

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They have a followers look, on the X, it’s unique.

29. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I don’t think people with a ‘vette put ‘cold air’ intakes on their car. That’s something people with a beat up Civic do.

31. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Cold air induction is free horsepower, even on a beat up Civic. Route it to your brakes and fade is reduced dramatically. I'd say stick to phones but I'm afraid you're just as ignorant about that too.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! He just doesn’t know bro.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Umm, NO Don't care who it is , NO

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right...that’s too much for any phone.

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 2183; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I think most of you saying “no” and then rattling off other things you’d rather buy are not considering the reality that the typical person that could/would spend $4,500 on such a purchase probably already has pretty much everything they want.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are assuming wrong. Not all people with the money to spend spend it on worthless stuff.

32. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You're assuming everybody has the same definition of worthless as you. Personally, I wouldn't spend that kind of bread on any phone but I won't judge anybody who does.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If they want to spend money on a case that is way over priced more power to them. I can think of a lot better stuff to buy. I am with you on paying that for any phone, hell no

34. apple-rulz

Posts: 2183; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Wow is it really that difficult for you to understand?!?!?!? YOU wouldn’t pay that because you couldn’t afford to even if you wanted it, you’d have more pressing things to spend $4,500 on if you ever had that amount of money. It’s like saying a $230k Mercedes S65 is over priced; to us working class folks yes it is, but to, for example, a well paid surgeon or finance type, $230k isn’t cost prohibitive for a car.

45. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No, he gets it. You're the one who thinks that just because a rich person can afford these types of things they can do so without batting an eye. WRONG!! They're rich because they DON'T spend their money on frivolities. Check out Warren Buffett's ride or Ross Perot's. Not everybody is a hip-hop star who blows their money at the strip club and goes hangin' with the Gs.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I wouldn't pay $45 for an iPhone X so definitely not buying this case.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow bro. It’s the most valuable production phone on the market, even buying it just to sell, would give you a huge profit over $45. C’mon man.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh come on, you would spend $45 on a iPhone even if you turned around and sold it.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly.

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