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  • The $3.2 Million iPhone 3GS Supreme



    It sounds kind of like a pizza.

    But if you take away the "supreme" moniker, you'll quickly discover a rather nondescript iPhone 3GS. With the "supreme" tag, however, you're looking at a gold-dipped iPhone of the gods more ornate and pricey than any other Apple product available.

    Dubbed "the world's most expensive iPhone," British designer Stuart Hughes is at it again. Having previously dabbled in precious metals and Apple technology, Hughes has netted some impressive media coverage in recent years by rolling out gold-plated iPhones that typically ranged in value from $30,000 to the low six figures. That all changes with the iPhone 3GS Supreme, which according to PC World, is quite the work of impractical art.

    The iPhone 3GS Supreme was crafted using 271 grams of 22ct solid gold. The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds, which total to a massive 68 carats. The rear Apple logo in solid gold has 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1 carat, and the front navigation button is home to a single cut very rare diamond at 7.1 carats.
    Is the $3.2 million iPhone 3GS Supreme even worth talking about?

    Yes and no.

    While no one that I know (including myself) can afford such a tricked-out iPhone, the device has increasingly been used as an instrument of art for artists and entrepreneurs who take modifying their iPhones to a whole new level. In this case, the iPhone 3GS Supreme, which weighs 7kg, was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman.

    "The iPhone is the phone with the most tricks on the market. What possibly could we do to trick it up more? Bless it with the finest precious metal and jewels," said Hughes. "Most of the ten months was spent trying to source the diamond for the navigation button."
    In case you're wondering, there was no Black Friday deal on the iPhone 3GS Supreme.

    Image via stuarthughes.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The $3.2 Million iPhone 3GS Supreme started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. psychodave's Avatar
      psychodave -
      Bling bling!
    1. SL4VE's Avatar
      SL4VE -
      i bought one of these last week, kept dropping calls and battery didnt last too long so i binned it for a palm pre


      seriously though i cant even imagine rich people being so silly... $3.2m is a lot of cash!
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Oh well...I'm happy with my 3G. I love my capitalism - if you have the money, then you have the right to do as you wish...a lot better than having socialistic government issued Nokias
      Well, in a socialist government, everyone would have the phone they wanted. 3GSs for everyone!
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Better not Lose it rofl.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      what kind of case do you buy to protect this baby! yikes. one would have to be extremely wealthy to purchase this without worry of scratching/damaging.
    1. SuperVee3's Avatar
      SuperVee3 -
      lol its funny cuz u can tell by the comments people aren't rich. 3.2 million? the rich spend that on crazy stuff anyways. hip hop artists have bling bling on their earrings, necklace, glasses, belt buckles, shoes, watches, and now they will have it on their iPhones.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^Well you can get the gold plated back cases on ebay isnt that enough? Next slap some invisible shield over it to protect the finish and your done!
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      And this is why i cant stand the rich because there are starving people out here people losing there homes the phone already cost a **** load so who the hell needs this U RICH BASTARDS
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Save your money and buy a normal iPhone. There is no point of it. It's pretty much the iPhone: Celebrity Edition.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Good luck going to Apple for repairs.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
      Well, in a socialist government, everyone would have the phone they wanted. 3GSs for everyone!
      LOL i don't know what you're dreaming of, but I'm sure everyone would get what the government wants you to get! And governments usually go for the lowest bidder, meaning crappy Nokias...

      Anyway, now we know what to look for when we're walking down the street. If you see someone talking with a golden iPhone and an apple logo with diamonds...well - you're looking at a mansion in front of the beach, all within the palm of their hand. Crazy.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      just another reason for someone to jack you for your phone, FAIL
    1. Comwiz's Avatar
      Comwiz -
      So we leave a comment and we can win one right?? Awesome.



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    1. ladislaver's Avatar
      ladislaver -
      7 Kg is a mistake, weight is more like .7 pounds.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      it must get great conductivity.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I don't have my iPhone in a case - but if I owned this one I think I'd buy a nice plain black case for it....
    1. mastaryan's Avatar
      mastaryan -
      I'd drop it and then pawn the diamonds.
    1. masterp0606's Avatar
      masterp0606 -
      Even if I was rich I wouldn't buy that phone. Id rather have a condo or something lol.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      This phone is aimed at people who already have all the condos they need/want.
    1. SuperVee3's Avatar
      SuperVee3 -
      lol thats why i said u can tell the comments are coming from rich people