Finally, a $15 Million iPhone with a Black Diamond for the Home Button

This is an iPhone 5 that's been blinged out six ways from Sunday.

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A $15 million iPhone 5 with a black diamond replacing the Home button.

This is an iPhone 5 that’s been blinged out six ways from Sunday. “A businessman from Hong Kong commissioned craftsman Stuart Hughes of Liverpool to help him show off his family treasure,” says CNN.

There’s only so much you can do to a phone to make it super expensive – this handset has “600 white flawless diamonds with full gold dressing for the rear section with the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds” according to Hughes’ website, which continues, “This masterpiece boasts a massive circa of 135 grams of 24ct gold and of course, sapphire glass set in the screen.” Of course!

But all that doesn’t add up to $15 million. The “family treasure” bit is what makes this phone so expensive: Hughes replaced the iPhone 5’s home button with the owner’s 26-carat black diamond.

Hughes is touting this as the world’s most expensive phone. According to CNN, “Hughes set a record in 2011 for crafting an iPhone 4S with 500 individual diamonds, totaling more than 100 carats. That phone was estimated to be valued at $9 million.”

On a related note, Administrative Professionals’ Day is coming up on April 24th. Isn’t the gift of a $15 million iPhone 5 with a black diamond for the Home button the least you could do for your favorite administrative professional? You act like a real baby — both literally and figuratively — sometimes, and this person has cleaned up after you — both literally and figuratively — for years. Do the right thing here.

$15 million iPhone shows off rare black diamond [CNN]

16 comments
faheem_kpk
faheem_kpk

@reemahasnain buy this to a woman and she will take out all the diamonds and will give it to a designer to create a marvelous pieceof a ring

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

What a crazy world. Millions if not billions starving in third world countries and someone spent fifteen mil on a phone of all things. Crazy.

megalon98133
megalon98133

That seems like a major waste when it breaks down in a year..

JerryGreenberg
JerryGreenberg

What is ironic is the iPhone is going to be obsolete in about a year, and in my opinion it is not my first choice of phone. Also, when the phone dies, I would guess the jewels and gold are able to be recovered for a cost. 

For this kind of money, I would be able to help out a lot of needy people for education, health, and advancement. 

MKE.Dave
MKE.Dave

Prototype for the iPhone 6?

Ja Katte Ja
Ja Katte Ja

What do you do when the battery is worn out. buy a new one?

charlesdjones1
charlesdjones1

My question is, how does Otterbox create a suitable case for this?

JonnyO
JonnyO

Don't try using that iPhone on an L platform in Chicago

luscusrex
luscusrex

Hahaha, Doug I will take of your hands in 4 years when the tech is passe....