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The World's Most Expensive iPhone

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the too-much-money dept.

Iphone 20

Arvisp writes "British designer Stuart Hughes, 38, of Liverpool, was commissioned to make two of the bespoke handset by a mega-rich Australian businessman. The handset is wrapped in more than 500 individual flawless cut diamonds totalling 100 carats. It features two interchangeable diamonds which fit over the 'home' button - a single cut 7.4 carat pink diamond and a rare 8 carat single cut flawless diamond which are together worth more than £4 million. The back of the phone is plated in rose gold and the Apple logo glitters with 53 diamonds."

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How Gaudy! (1, Insightful)

darthdavid (835069) | more than 3 years ago | (#33910300)

Never seen anything more gaudy or tasteless in my life! They should have used an android phone instead ;).

that's nothing (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33912144)

I got Apple to make me my phone in only a single, secret edition. They charged me 700 million in R&D expenses and made me sign an NDA so big it had to be brought in through the window by piano movers. If they even found out I was talking about this, my life would be over.
(To protect myself from retaliation I have changed all the identifying information in this post including the exact amount paid, the product in question, and the name of the company.)

Where does this phone see itself in five years? (2, Informative)

Roobles (1880882) | more than 3 years ago | (#33913202)

Few things depreciate faster than technology. So I honestly wonder what will happen to this phone in five, ten years from now. You can't wear it. It can't be easily, esthetically mounted to a wall. Maybe it can find a home in a display case somewhere? A couple hundred years ago any diamond encrusted object could/would become an heirloom. All I see happening to this device is quick transition into a very expensive piece of trash.

Re:Where does this phone see itself in five years? (1)

Xyde (415798) | more than 3 years ago | (#33914622)

Well, a 5 year old iPhone (the original metal back one) is still reasonably on par with any current Android phone. Perhaps lagging a little specs wise, but well within the same ballpark to any casual observer. I'd say in 5 years the iPhone 4 will still be just fine, if it hasn't smashed yet.

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pimping (1)

knappe duivel (914316) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915948)

I bet this businessman got rich by pimping.

Re:pimping (1)

csatlosi (1891262) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916524)

I bet this businessman got rich by pimping.

worked for him?

Re:pimping (1)

knappe duivel (914316) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916570)

I bet this businessman got rich by pimping.

worked for him?

No, I have no inside information.

Stay Classy (1)

donnacha (161610) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916442)

Stay classy, Australia!

Re:Stay Classy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33925282)

Did you know that iPhone is German for whale's anus?

Here's £5 Million Apple iPhone 4 With 100 Ca (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916762)

Staggering cost! Read more...http://www.seferm.com/services/newsworld/directorynews/technology-news-5-million-pounds-apple-iphone-4-designed-by-british-stuart-hughes.html

Do the diamonds scratch the screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916858)

We all know how crap the screens are.

Geez (1)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 3 years ago | (#33921024)

That looks...terrible.

How come when people decide to throw millions of dollars at a project like this, they won't spend 10k on an artist to make it look good?

Antenna Issues (1)

vlad30 (44644) | more than 3 years ago | (#33921724)

It costs this much to fix them? and is it Austrian or Australian Mega rich Businessman ? being a UK not US source might actually be Australian

But can it make a call? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33921786)

So they have taken a phone with a suspect antenna design and wrapped said antenna in diamonds. Can it pick up any signal at all?

Ridiculous! (1)

pedantic bore (740196) | more than 3 years ago | (#33931006)

Such a waste! For that price, he could have gotten 5M one-£ hooker-bots.

he tried that (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 3 years ago | (#33978552)

It didn't work because he was holding them wrong

But can you call with it? (1)

lenwar (1220040) | more than 3 years ago | (#33933284)

With all that cr... glitterstuff around it. Can you call with it? Maybe this is a more... expensive solution for the iPhone4? (you don't touch the antenna quest of all the rocks)

Wow (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33934250)

That's an awful lot of money to spend just to fix the iPhone 4 antenna problem... I wonder who well this fix works?

anyone want to buy mine? (1)

milkmage (795746) | more than 3 years ago | (#33937542)

it doesn't have the interchangeable home buttons though.

just FYI.

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