It might fascinate you to learn that it exists. It might also anger you. However you feel about it – disgust, envy, desire – it’s pretty amazing. I’m talking, of course, about the world’s most expensive iPad 2.
The over-the-top gadget comes from super-luxury designer Stuart Hughes. It’s your typical Apple tablet but with a bit of added flair. And by a bit, I mean 2000 grams of 24ct gold, a few dozen diamonds, and part of a dinosaur bone.
Here’s what goes into the iPad 2 Gold History Edition:
Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds.
This T-REXified iPad is being made in a limited run of just two units. It’s going to run you £5,000,000.00, or roughly $8 million.
Chances are low that you’re going to become the proud owner of the iPad 2 Gold History Edition. But there’s always the Stuart Hughes Platinum iPad Supreme Edition, which will run you about £299,995 or for the luxury iPad shopper on a budget – the £79,995 Supreme Ice Edition made of solid white gold.
To put it in perspective (a pretty tough task), you could either buy one iPad 2 Gold History Edition, or about 16 thousand 16 GB regular iPad 2s.