The iPhone 6 isn’t cheap and it already looks pretty great, but if you’ve got the money to spare you can get a far more expensive version.
Brikk, a company behind various luxury modified iPhones, has announced the Lux iPhone 6 Diamond Select, a phone which comes in a choice of 24k yellow gold, 24k pink gold or 950 platinum.
Whichever option you choose it will also be encrusted with conflict free diamonds along all four edges, the top and bottom strips at the back and even the entire Apple logo. On the iPhone 6 that amounts to 9.24 carats of diamonds, while on the iPhone 6 Plus it’s 12.8 carats.
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.
The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected fewer than 70 million. Revenue rose to $74.6 billion from $57.6 billion a year earlier.
Profit of $18 billion was the biggest ever reported by a public company, worldwide, according to S&P analyst Howard Silverblatt. Apple’s cash pile is now $178 billion, enough to buy IBM (IBM.N) or the equivalent to $556 for every American.
Meizu is probably a manufacturer name you’ve not heard before, unless you’ve visited or live in China. And, to be strictly honest, you might never buy one of its phones as they are currently only sold in China. However, the success of Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo in Europe and the US in recent times would suggest that it might decide to spread its reach in future.
If so, we hope it will consider bringing its Meizu Blue Charm Android phone to these shores. Yes, it looks remarkably similar to the iPhone 5c, but it has extremely decent spec considering the phone retails for less than £75.