What you need to know
- It's an iPhone 12 Pro that also has part of an Apple I inside.
It's a little known fact that Caviar is Russian for "without taste," and the modder has been at it again, as if keen to outdo whatever contraption was the last iPhone that it ruined. Say hello to the iPhone 12 Pro Apple I.
As we noted back in September, this "commemorative" new Caviar iPhone 12 Pro Apple I monstrosity features part of a real Apple I inside of it. That's the computer that's an endangered species and sells for half a million dollars. And Caviar broke one up to put in iPhones that look like they were designed by, well, I don't even know.
Here's a video to drive the point home.
Now available to buy, Caviar will only be making nine of these iPhone 12 Pro models with prices starting at $9,990. There's an iPhone 12 Pro Max version as well, of course.
I'm now taking bets on what the next Caviar iPhones will involve. We've already seen part of Steve Jobs' turtleneck. Maybe the next one will have a part of the Golden Fleece in it.
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.
Do you actually believe this is real? Are you high? The apple 1 motherboard is huge. There is no way that it can chopped into pieces and put into a phone size case, and still work. It also cannot be powered by a 3.7 volt battery. They needed 12 volts and 5 volts. This is a joke or a scam. Or maybe an Apple 1 emulator. At $10,000 it is a scam. From Russia it is definitely a scam.
BTW, an Apple 1 is NOT a “rare Mac”. It is not any kind of Mac. You clearly have no idea what an Apple 1 is. Or was.
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