NEW YORK. – There’s a familiar, insistent rhythm that’s beginning to hit its stride.
It’s the process that leads to a new iPhone hitting stores on Friday.
It began on August 29, when Apple sent out invites to its next special event and it’s another small step down the road that ends on Friday with the release of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra second generation.
That’s when they’re all expected to land on Apple Store shelves.
But, it won’t be the most expensive phone in the world because that award goes to these three phones:
- Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – US$8 Million
This iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition is the third most expensive phone in the world.
To keep it exclusive, only two phones have been manufactured to date, each one was completely customised for their owners.
The phone is made from solid rose gold and includes five hundred 100 carat diamonds, and the Apple logo is decorated with fifty-three diamonds.
Like the previous two phones on our list, the home button is made from a single-cut pink diamond of 7.4 carats.
- Stuart Hughes iPhone 4s Elite Gold – US$9.4 Million
Being the second most expensive phone in the world comes with a lot of expectations. With that said, the Elite Gold iPhone 4 certainly doesn’t disappoint.
The handmade phone is coated with five-hundred, one-hundred-carat diamonds and its rear panel and logo are made from twenty-four-carat gold. The logo also contains fifty-three diamonds, to give it that extra wow factor, and the home button is made from an 8.6-carat single-cut diamond.
If you were to lose or misplace that 8.6-carat single-cut diamond; then you’ll be happy to know that your US$9.4 million investment also gets you an additional 7.6-carat single-cut diamond, as a backup!
- Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond – US$48.5 Million
The world’s most expensive phone is the Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond Edition, costing an unbelievable US$48.5 million
The Falcon Supernova is a customised iPhone 6, introduced in 2004, that’s covered in twenty-four-carat gold and decorated with one massive pink diamond on its rear.
It’s also coated in platinum and features hack prevention technology to keep the owner’s information safe from unwanted prying eyes.
The Pink Diamond Falcon Supernova is the prised position of Asia’s richest man’s wife, and Indian cricket team owner, Nita Ambani.