iPhone 6 won’t be announced until September. even then, the details surrounding the much anticipated follow up to iPhone 5s are merely based on rumors, speculations, as well as expectations from industry experts. however, that hasn’t stop luxury goods maker Brikk from offering a pre-order campaign for the iPhone 6 coated in gold or clad in platinum, and if those precious materials aren’t enough, both versions are also offered with diamond options. the market is anticipating a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone, which we are not going to argue with cos’ ever since the passing of Jobs, rumors surrounding Apple’s products seem to always turn out to be credible. in another words, Apple is no longer as tightly sealed as before. while most people would take the ‘details’ with a pinch of salt, Brikk is taking them pretty seriously by officially launching a pre-order for the luxe-up version of the iPhone 6, which the good folks refer to as The Lux iPhone 6.
the company is offering 14 luxury versions of the “128GB model” iPhone 6. the Lux iPhone 6 will come finish in 24-carat yellow gold, 24-carat pink gold, and “pure platinum” with option to embellish the Apple logo with over a carat worth of white diamonds. non-plated models will also be available with a subtle touch of diamond-filled Apple logo. as before, Brikk boasts that each device will be disassembled “inside the firm’s state-of-the-art laboratory” in LA, by a team of “highly skilled engineers.” the idea of luxe up iPhone or any smartphone for that matter, is not new, but it still remains crazy in our books and what’s even crazier is offering them ahead of the official announcement. we wonder how many will be mental enough to drop $4,495, which is the base price for the plated models btw, to pre-order a new hardware which has yet to prove itself. not that we have any doubt in Apple’s, but you know, things have changed quite a bit in the last 3 years or so.
in case you are wondering, a plated model slapped with diamonds is expected to cost $8,395. each device will come with a custom metal box, along with the usual documentations and accessories that comes with the handset. if you all in for a lux yet-to-be-released device, then be prepared to drop a $500 deposit to be inducted into the pre-order program. however, do not expect to gain any unfair advantage (unless not queueing for the handset is your idea of unfair advantage) through this pre-order, as would-be Lux phone owners are also expected to wait for around 3-4 weeks after the official release of the iPhone 6. and oh, if you haven’t have the habit of reading fine prints like Steve Wozniak does, this might be a good time to do so.