An iPad customised with gold and diamonds – promoted by British luxury goods company Stuart Hughes – has been billed as the world’s most expensive gadget.
The iPad 2 is encrusted with 12.5-carat diamonds and has 53 separate gems forming the iconic Apple logo.
The back section has been formed in 24-carat gold and weighs 2.1 kg: probably too much for a tablet.
But the most expensive part is not the golden one and not even due to diamonds: actually the main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer – Ammolite; part of a T-rex thigh bone dating back 65 million years is claimed to have been shaved into the stone.
The final touch for this iPaD is a single-cut 8.5-carat flawless diamond inlaid in platinum surrounded by 12 satellite gems.
Despite the hefty price tag (5 million GBP) for this iPad, a spokesman by Stuart Hughes told Sky News one of the devices has already been sold to an anonymous buyer.
Responding to suggestions online that the device is fake, he insisted:
I can guarantee 1000% that this item has been made and one is for sale.
He claims they were actually finished earlier this year and says the dinosaur bone was sourced from Arizona.
The designer is known for creating “ultra-luxury” goods, including a £219,995 Macbook Air and a diamond and platinum iPhone costing £20,995.
It was claimed earlier this year he had built a super yacht encased in gold worth £3bn but he has since admitted this was not real.
Just to cap off the unique design, part of a T-rex thigh bone dating back 65 million years is claimed to have been shaved into the stone.