What you need to know
- Caviar heavily customizes iPhones with gold and diamonds.
- It makes a $100,000 iPhone 11 Pro.
- YouTuber MKBHD got his hands on one.
Russian outfit Caviar already has a reputation for making some outlandish iPhones and now we've been given a rare chance to see one in a video. Caviar provided YouTuber Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee with one of its Solarius Zenith Full Gold models, and oh my.
The phone is a standard iPhone 11 Pro that has had its rear glass panel removed and replaced with a ton of gold and 127 diamonds. Oh, and a working tourbillon. That's a fancy clock for the uninitiated.
You can check the full ten-minute video for the rundown of what you're getting for your $100,000. And if you want to go iPhone 11 Pro Max or get more than the standard 64GB of storage, that's an option as well. You'll just need to find the extra $20,000 or so to do it.
Very few people will buy one of these, but the fact that they exist is still amazing. If you're into watches there's no denying how beautiful the back of this iPhone is. Even if it's excess turned up to 11.
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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.