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This article was published on August 11, 2016

I’d rather set my money on fire than buy this gold-plated iPhone 7

I’d rather set my money on fire than buy this gold-plated iPhone 7
Bryan Clark
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There’s been long-running speculation that men driving obnoxious cars are overcompensating for shortcomings elsewhere. If true, carrying a gold-plated iPhone from Goldgenie is the tech equivalent.

Goldgenie, a luxury gift and customization company, is offering the iPhone 7 (once released) in 24-karat gold, platinum, rose gold or encrusted with “certificate quality” diamonds.

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According to Goldgenie founder Laban Roomes:

We are very excited about the iPhone 7 and have had literally thousands of enquiries asking when our luxury customised range will be launched. Having customised the first iPhone when Apple launched their device in 2007, I predict this will be the best selling iPhone to date and so encourage our customers to not delay in pre-ordering from us when we open our order books later this month with just a 50% deposit to secure this highly anticipated luxury device.

If you’re not happy with your current level of obnoxious and want to bump it up a notch, you can pre-order yours on August 25 if you have a spare $3,100 lying around and a full tank of gas in your Hummer.

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