Most expensive iPad 2: For sale at US$7.8 million

James Ryan Jonas

Millions of people around the world now own an Apple iPad 2. So what do you do to your gadget if you want to stand out and flaunt your wealth?

The answer: plaster it with 24-karat gold, replace the Apple logo with 24-karat diamonds, pepper the frame with the oldest rock in the world and top it off with bones of a dino — wait for it — saur!

Yes, the most expensive iPad 2 — containing gold, diamonds, prehistoric rocks and bones of an extinct animal  — is now for sale at £5 million (GBP UK pounds) or approximately US$7.8 million.

Stuart Hughes, a British designer who has been pimping gadgets, cars and furniture and selling them at million-dollar prices, has released the iPad 2 Gold History Edition.

What makes it special?

Features and Specifications

  • The Apple logo at the back of the unit — filled 24-karat gold
  • The Apple logo embedded with gold — topped off with 53 pieces of 12.5-karat I’F’ Flawless diamonds
  • The entire back plate — paneled in 24-karat gold
  • The front frame — covered with 750 grams of Ammolite, a rare opal-like gemstone sourced from Canada considered to be over 75 million years old
  • The Ammolite-covered front frame — contains 57 grams of the thigh bone of a 65 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) dinosaur!

Wait, there’s more!

The HOME button, that circular button below the display screen, has been replaced with a single-cut 8.5-karat flawless diamond surrounded by 12 outer diamonds.

All in all, the iPad 2 Gold History Edition sports 2,000 grams of 24-karat gold.

Limited Stocks: Only 2 units available

By the way, the unit is a 64GB iPad 2 with WiFi and 3G but with the gold, diamonds and dinosaur bones, who cares about these now?

Grab one — that is, if you can afford it! Only two (2) units are available to the public.

Warning: Angry Birds app sold separately.

Source: Stuart Hughes

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.