For only $151,000, this solid gold iPhone encrusted with diamonds and bearing the face of Donald Trump can be yours... pic.twitter.com/p6zhsOnt4F— Mentality Mag (@MentalityMag) December 22, 2016
The world is full of disgustingly rich people who do not bat an eye before throwing their money at super ridiculous things.
Exhibit A: A shop in the United Arab Emirates is selling gold-plated, diamond-encrusted iPhone for $150,000.
Exhibit B: The said iPhone will have President-elect Donald Trump’s face emblazoned across it.
One of these things is worse than the other.
The extravagant Apple device is available at Goldgenie, a store in the city of Sharjah that specializes in products for the super-rich. The company started out in London, United Kingdom, back in 1989 and gold plates practically any item its customers request.
For instance, a gold-plated bicycle at the store costs around $350,000.
What do you get the person who has everything? How about a gold-plated Trump iPhone? #MerryChristmas— Machuki Obwoge (@MachukiJosephat) December 25, 2016
“There are very wealthy, high-net-worth individuals all over the world and sometimes it’s very difficult to buy gifts for them because they have everything,” Goldgenie's managing director, Frank Fernando, told CNN Money.
Who knew life could be so hard for rich people?
Apparently, the idea for the exclusive iPhone came from an unnamed Chinese woman who walked into the Sharjah store and asked for a glitzy device bearing Trump’s face.
Fernando believes the woman hoped to give the phone to the real estate mogul after his inauguration next month, which is quite fitting since Trump loves to cover stuff in gold. In fact, most of the décor in his New York City penthouse apartment (including the bathroom) is gold-plated.
Since then, Goldgenie has received nine more orders for Trump-themed iPhone.
It is rather hard to comprehend why any self-respecting person (however rich they may be) would want a phone bearing boisterous billionaire’s features — unless, of course, they too want to present it to the incoming U.S. commander-in-chief as a gift.
“We have many visits from the royal families,” Fernando added. “They visit us in London and they don't just buy one phone. They buy five, ten phones to give as gifts. We needed to come here to show ourselves to all the people in the Arab states.”
Due to high demand from the Gulf region, the company is set to open another retail outlet in the neighboring country of Qatar and perhaps soon in Saudi Arabia.
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