These cases from GRAY are barely there and cost as much as an iPhone 12 Pro

Gray Ego Iphone 12 Case
Gray Ego Iphone 12 Case (Image credit: GRAY)

What you need to know

  • If you're buying an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max it deserves to be protected.
  • There are tons of cases on the market and you can pick any.
  • But you want to pick this $3,299 GRAY ALTER EGO case, don't you?

OK, so Apple just made its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro available for pre-order. But you already have one of those crazy Caviar iPhone 12 Pro handsets coming because of course you do. But what case do you put something like that into? This $3,299.00 GRAY ALTER EGO case, of course.

Limited to 500 units worldwide and made from "Aerospace Grade Titanium," this is one interesting case to look at. If you can even call it a case. Because it's more of a frame. An exoskeleton, maybe. Whatever it is, its going to cost you a fortune. But you still want it, don't you? I know I do, even though I can't imagine holding this thing is a fun experience.

Here's the spec rundown for anyone capable of taking their eyes off the images.

  • Limited to 500 Pieces Worldwide
  • Case CNC Machined from Aerospace Grade Titanium – 6Al4V
  • Individually Flame Torched Aurora Coating
  • Mechanically Textured Surface Finish
  • Comes with 1 Black Silicone Housing

Want to know "the inspiration" for making the iPhone case equivalent of scaffolding? Of course you do. Again, I know I do!

Others will stare. Make it worth their while.The ALTER EGO® was inspired by you. You, the rebel who refuses to blend into the background, instead choosing to raise the bar everyday. Radically transforming the iPhone, the ALTER EGO® turns your phone into a spectacular object of power, a show-stopper in your hands. Hide and seek is no longer an option.Because if everything that you do is special, why should your phone look ordinary?

Well. Since you put it like that...

Gray Ego Iphone 12 Case Gold

Gray Ego Iphone 12 Case Gold (Image credit: GRAY)

I am, of course, being unfair. This is the most costly ALTER EGO case GRAY makes. The company knows that some people might not want to spend quite so much. So there are cheaper versions. And they cost $1,399. A bargain, I'm sure you'll agree.

So, now you've seen these things there's only one logical question – which color are you buying?

Oliver Haslam

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.