Top 5 Most Expensive iPhone Ever Sold in the World
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones marketed by Apple and designed by Jonathan Ive. The first iPhone was unveiled by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007. The 5th generation iPhone is expected to be globally released in Q3 2011 inline with the release of iOS 5.0, the Apple operating system for handheld devices. These the most expensive iPhones:
5. Goldstriker iPhone 4G Diamond Edition – $19,460
Hughes has adorned the phone’s surrounding metal band with 6.5 carats of VVS diamonds and, on the back, recreated Apple’s iconic logo in platinum and diamonds. The iPhone 4G Diamond Edition has 32 GB of memory and is factory unlocked so you can enjoy it regardless of your wireless carrier.
4. Peter Aloisson’s iPhone Princess Plus – $176,400
The Princess Plus got its name from the Princess cut used on 138 of the 318 diamonds on its surface. The other 180 diamonds on the phone were brilliant-cut. In total, the phone has 17.75 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold around its rim.
3. Peter Aloisson’s Kings Button iPhone – $2.4 million
Aloisson had the iPhone 3G to play with, apparently, a bit of a bigger budget. One hundred and thirty-eight brilliant-cut diamonds line the sides of the phone, but the real prize is the home button—a rare 6.6 carat white diamond.
2. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme – $3.2 million
The iPhone 3GS Supreme features a casing made from 271 grams of solid 22k gold and a screen trimmed with fifty-three 1-carat diamonds. The home button is covered with a single rare 7.1-carat diamond. The iPhone 3GS Supreme comes in a chest carved from a single block of granite and sports Kashmir gold and an interior lining made with nubuck top-grain leather.
1. Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – $8 million
Hughes has recreated the infamous antenna band that wraps around the sides of the latest most expensive iPhone, as well as the backplate, using rose gold. The band is adorned with 100 carats of flawless diamonds, and the Apple logo is formed with fifty-three more diamonds. The home button gets the most love–it’s made of platinum and features a rare 7.4-carat pink diamond.