Diamond encrusted iPhone 4 is a bargain

Xavier Verhoeven
6 July, 2010
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How do you solve the (alleged) antenna issue of the iPhone 4’s steel band being sensitive to your touch? You could buy a Bumper case from Apple – but that’s so pedestrian. Why not cover it in diamonds? That should do the trick.

And that’s exactly what Stuart Hughes has done with a white iPhone, and given that the white models weren’t ready for the initial release, that just adds to the rarity. The stainless steel band and Apple logo are encrusted with diamonds to ensure your iPhone 4 is as shiny as it can possibly be, before you put fingerprints all over the Retina display.

Sure the Diamond Edition iPhone 4 will set you back £13,000 (around $23,000), but the regular models are already going for a couple of grand on eBay anyway. And frankly, it’s almost nothing compared to Hughes’ ‘Supreme Rose’ iPhone 3GS at £1.93 million. (You may also remember his wife Katherine Hughes’ golden iPad.)

You can see more of the luxury electronics at stuarthughes.com, but due to the bargain price of the Diamond Edition iPhone 4, the site is currently down.

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