Find the iPhone 5 too dull in its staple black and white avatars? Sulk, no more. If you want a more snazzier version with a whole lot of bling, you can check out the gold-plated version of Apple’s latest smartphone by Liverpool designer, Stuart Hughes. Click here to see his website and check out the design of the gold iPhone 5.
This limited edition version of the iPhone 5, comes with a plating of 18-carat gold and has a diamond finishing to the boot. The Apple logo has been encrusted in diamonds. Hughes is offering only 100 editions of these gold-plated Apple bad-boys. The price: a whopping £21,995 or nearly Rs 18 lakh.
Here’s a brief description of the gold-plated version from Hughes site:
This beautiful handset took weeks of detailed intricate work to re-create the original chasis of the iphone in solid gold all of which was started and finished by hand, also a full gold dressing for the rear section with the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct . This masterpiece boasts a massive circa of 128 grams of 18ct gold. The result was outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance. The handset is 64gb and is available as a ltd edition of only 100. More options in gold for the iphone 5 can be seen on our other site www.goldstriker.co.uk
Meanwhile, Apple has already sold over 5 million devices. As far as Apple fanboys in India are concerned, it seems the iPhone 5 is available in the grey market in India with people shelling out as much as Rs 1.3 lakh for a device.