When Apple unveils its next-gen iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the devices will almost certainly be available in rose gold and gold, among other color options. But if you want your new iPhone to be adorned with real gold and other precious metals like diamond and platinum, you may be interested in what luxury customization company Goldgenie is offering.
Goldgenie requires 50% deposit
Goldgenie is offering the iPhone 7 in 24K gold, rose gold, and platinum finish encrusted with “certificate quality” diamonds. It will start taking pre-orders on August 25, and requires 50% upfront deposit. You have to shell out $3,100 for the 24K gold iPhone 7. If you live in the UAE, you can also pre-order at Goldgenie’s luxury retail experience showroom iMall.
Goldgenie said on its website that the iPhone 7 release “is imminent with new design features set to take the mobile smartphone market by storm.” Once Apple launches the new iPhone 7, Goldgenie will collect your device and customize it in the desired finish. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are rumored to be launched on September 7, followed by the retail availability on September 16.
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Brikk offers custom iPhone 7 for $1.3 million
Goldgenie is not the only firm giving the new iPhones a luxury makeover. Los Angeles-based Brikk has already been taking pre-orders for its ultra-lux iPhone 7 in large diamonds, small diamonds, yellow gold, pink gold, and other options. The cheapest version of custom iPhone 7 from Brikk would cost $4,295. And the most expensive version – the Bespoke Collection Imperial models – cost as much as $1.3 million. Brikk offers a total of 120 different color options.
The upcoming iPhones are said to feature a new pressure-sensitive home button that will give users a haptic feedback when pressed, instead of clicking physically. It could help save some internal space. Apple is going to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and redesign the antenna bands on the back of the new iPhones. The Plus variant will sport 3GB RAM, a dual-camera setup and an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector.