#1 By: Rob Beschizza, December 5th, 2013 16:28
#2 By: Raybert, December 5th, 2013 16:45
Godfather 2: gift from ITT to Batista.
#3 By: Dan Patterson, December 5th, 2013 16:49
If it's solid gold, how does it work?
#4 By: Professor Dumb, December 5th, 2013 16:49
I hate to be pedantic (ok, that's a lie), but it's not really "solid gold" if it's only gold-plated, is it?
#5 By: Raybert, December 5th, 2013 16:52
You're thinking of 'massive'.
#6 By: Tim Quinn, December 5th, 2013 17:08
It's that trick language that jewelers use. Like, "Oh, our pound has only 12 ounces. You didn't know that?"
#7 By: robulus, December 5th, 2013 17:12
At least in 12 months when it won't run properly on the latest version of iOS you'll be able to say your phone is gold bricked!
#8 By: wigwam, December 5th, 2013 17:35
Forgot to add "disposable" to the description.
#9 By: hughstimson, December 5th, 2013 17:43
Hey they come unlocked. That's convenient!
#10 By: Josiah White, December 5th, 2013 18:30
It'll look great covered in a Otter case.
#11 By: redesigned, December 5th, 2013 18:30
except in jeweler speak, none of the parts could be plated then, because plated != solid. they'd have to be milled or cast.
more likely this title was blogger/reporter speak for meh...facts aren't as important as a cool sounding title.
yep just clicked through and the site clearly says "Gold Plated" nowhere does it say solid gold.
#12 By: Paul Renault, December 5th, 2013 19:53
It's plated with a thin veneer of solid gold.
#13 By: David Forbes, December 5th, 2013 20:31
I was just holding an iPhone 5 case in my hand earlier today. It felt like less than an ounce (barely), but if it were made of 24k gold it would have been more than an ounce. Perhaps 3 ounces. That would be about $4000 worth of gold right there.
It also would have been a lot of fun to make, as the case is milled from a solid chunk of aluminum and has plastic insulators molded into it to separate the antenna end pieces (those small black lines you see in the top and bottom of each side).
#14 By: pjcamp, December 5th, 2013 22:10
#15 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 5th, 2013 22:44
Are there any metals or alloys less tasteful than 'rose gold' in the wild? If so, I've never met them.
#16 By: teapot, December 6th, 2013 00:09
Don't know if it strictly counts but Mercury(II) thiocyanate - Hg(SCN)2) is pretty weird when you light it:
#17 By: Bobo the talking chimp, December 6th, 2013 00:41
To jump on the "it's obviously not SOLID gold" bandwagon... Solid 24k in the thicknesses of your standard Iphone5 case would be incredibly weak. You'd have to mill out a much beefier case (and presumably much much heavier due to increased weight/volume as well as overall volume) simply to compensate for a much weaker metal being used.
#18 By: He who must not be named, December 6th, 2013 00:59
sod Gold, everyone in Saudi Arabia probably has one. The true cachet is obtained by owning a depleted uranium iPhone.
#19 By: euansmith, December 6th, 2013 09:21
Its an iPhone... I'll pass, thanks.
#20 By: James Race, December 6th, 2013 12:51
Too bad Apple doesn't make/sell these. I'd like to see a long line of servants, in their tuxes and white gloves, camping in line the night before the next version is released.
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