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Caviar's $6,500 iPhone 12 Pro has Steve Jobs' turtleneck inside and I don't know why

Caviar Iphone 12 Pro Steve Jobs
Caviar Iphone 12 Pro Steve Jobs (Image credit: Caviar)

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  • Caviar's new iPhone 12 Pro models have a fragment of Steve Jobs' iconic turtleneck inside and that's just weird.

Caviar is a company that has long made a name for itself by taking Apple's iPhones and turning them into abominations. They always have stones where they have no place being and weird images and text slapped on the back. But the Russian company has outdone itself with the iPhone 12 Pro Jobs 4. Because oh my.

As the name suggests, this thing is supposed to pay homage to Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4 – the last iPhone he personally announced. That's fine, I guess. We can all probably get behind that, right?

Steve Jobs, the founder and most successful Apple CEO, and his last personally presented iPhone 4, inspired Caviar's designers to create the unique iPhone 12 Pro Jobs 4 White gadget.The exclusive smartphone combines the laconic, austere design of the fourth generation of the iPhone and the innovative advanced technologies of the latest line of Apple products.

But then things get weird. Things get very weird indeed.

The G10 case, covered with white jewelry enamel, reminiscent of the original design of the iPhone 4, is decorated with a piece of the legendary Steve Jobs turtleneck. The piece is in the center of the logo with a bitten apple of 925 silver. A part of the legendary personality and a jewelry masterpiece are in your hands!

Wait, what?

Caviar makes it sound like it got its hands on one of Jobs' own turtlenecks here and I can't decide if that's what actually happened or not. If it did, that's really weird. And if this is just a normal black sweatshirt that's being passed off as the real thing, that's just icky. Neither option is a great one.

Pricing starts at around $6500 which is obviously insane and it goes up from there. Because sure, why not?

Oh, I know why. Because it's an affront to anyone with an ounce of taste.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

2 Comments
  • There is no hump for the cameras! Have they made the phone this much fatter? I can't imagine them making the design flatter without breaking the camera functionality.
  • Steve didn't have just one of those black turtlenecks. Probably had a new one every day, so it is conceivable they could have bought some up. I imagine for the Apple evangelical, it would be like owning a piece of the cross. ;)