Now You Can Own Golden iPhone X with Putin’s Face
If you are a fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a fan of Apple. Congratulations, lavish smartphone maker Caviar is making a phone for you.
Caviar, the company that made the iPhone 6s previously and sold it for $3200, has apparently decided its previous effort was just a little too sober for their taste, Caviar has also made such contributions as the Tesla phone with a solar panel built into the back, and an iPhone X wrapped in stone from a meteorite. So, to rejoice Putin’s win in Sunday’s presidential election, they took out the big guns.
The iPhone X is decorated with pure 24k gold. On it is carved a head-on portrait of Putin, a side view of the Kremlin, and the Russian coat of arms — the last one particularly excessive, since the whole back of the phone is covered with smaller, less detailed versions of the coat of arms.
At the bottom are carved the words, in Russian, “We are committed to the best future. And we will achieve it.”
According to Caviar’s website, it is making 76 copies of the Golden Age, to match the percentage of Russians who voted for Putin. That makes it somewhat more common than the Putin 6s, of which there were only 63 copies made.
The iPhone costs about $4,700 for a 64 GB model. If that’s not rich enough for your oil well money, you can get a 256 GB model for a cool $5,000. The phone comes in a case lined with black velvet, accompanied by a charger and a pair of earbuds, Yes earbuds not even with AirPods! pff, what a rip-off.