The solid gold smartphone, which is also encrusted with diamonds, is priced at about $151,000. Goldgenie is selling the phone, a business that adds gold plates to any item customers want.
The gold-plated Trump iPhone came into existence after a Chinese woman walked into a Goldgenie store in Sharjah, near Dubai, and asked for a device with the president-elect’s face, Frank Fernando, Goldgenie’s managing director, told reporters. The woman hoped to give the iPhone to Trump after his inauguration next month, Fernando added.
Since selling the first gold Trump iPhone, Goldgenie has received nine additional orders for the custom gilded smartphone. The business, which started in London in 1989, also sells a number of other high-priced gold items, like a gold-plated racing bike priced at about $350,000. Staff members will even take gold-plating machines to wealthy individuals homes in order to cover their entire bathrooms.
There are very wealthy, high-net-worth individuals all over the world and sometimes its very difficult to buy gifts for them because they have everything, Fernando stated.