Tuesday, July 29, 2014

24-Karat Gold iPhone 6 Is Already up for Pre-Order

Apple's rumoured iPhone 6, expected to be launched in two variants - 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, might be still months away from its official launch. However, this has not stopped a luxury accessory maker, Brikk, to start taking pre-orders for the 24-karat gold iPhone 6.


The official Brikk site lists the yet-to-be-announced iPhone 6 in Black and White colour variants for the seams, different precious metals for the body, and choice of a diamond-covered or plain Apple logo. Interestingly, the official listing (first reported by Gizmodiva) of the company's Lux line of Gold, Platinum and Pink Gold iPhone 6 models notes, "The Lux iPhone 6 will be released in September or October. It has a thick layer of pure 24 karat yellow gold covering all areas of the iPhone 6."

Prices of the Lux iPhone 6 range from $4,495 (Rs. 2,70,000) of the Yellow Gold variant without Diamond logo, up to $8,795 (Rs. 5,29,000) for the Platinum variant with Diamond logo.

As for the specifications, the 24-karat gold iPhone 6 from Brikk is listed with a 4.7-inch display and 128GB inbuilt storage. Both of these details are in-line with the leaks and rumours regarding the next iPhone models.

Reports had tipped that Apple could introduce a 128GB storage variant with the next iPhone, and woulddump the 16GB storage variant.

"Images and information cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change based on the actual release of iPhone 6 by Apple Corporation," further notes the official Brikk's listing.

Earlier this month, GooPhone, the Chinese clone handset maker, announced its own iPhone 6 version ahead of Apple.

A report on Tuesday suggested that the alleged iPhone 6, which is rumoured to come in two variants, might be launched at separate events. In addition, Apple is also reportedly planning to debut its long-rumoured iWatch, alongside the rumoured bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (also rumoured to be called the iPhone Air), in December.

On Monday, new internal components from Apple's next generation iPhone made yet another appearance.

An earlier report even tipped that the massive order Apple is said to have placed with suppliers, believed to be between 70 million and 80 million units, could lead to a price hike of 5 to 10 percent by other handset OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).