Date
23 August 2017
Luxury retailer Brikk has begun taking pre-orders for customized versions of iPhone 6, though Apple hasn't made any announcement yet on its new smartphone. Photo: www.brikk.com
Luxury retailer Brikk has begun taking pre-orders for customized versions of iPhone 6, though Apple hasn't made any announcement yet on its new smartphone. Photo: www.brikk.com

A luxe statement with iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is yet to get a launch date — Apple hasn’t made any official announcement despite all the feverish market speculation — but already a few firms are trying to cash in on the new gadget. 

Among them is US-based luxury retailer Brikk, which is taking pre-orders for the luxe versions of the upcoming smartphone from people who wish to stand out from the crowd.

If budget is no problem, you can order an iPhone 6 finished in 24-karat yellow or pink gold, or even a pure-platinum version.

The jazzed-up phones, which will cost anywhere between US$4,495 and US$8,795 depending on the model, will be available about a month after the iPhone 6 goes on sale through Apple and other retailers, according to tech portal cnet.com.

That gives enough time for Brikk to put in a mass order of iPhone 6 from Apple, make the necessary changes to the outer shell and incorporate precious metals to come up with scene-stealers. 

A 24K-gold customized iPhone 6 with diamond-encrusted logo will come for about US$8,400.

Brikk’s versions of the iPhone 6 are built on a 4.7-inch display with 128GB of on-board storage. The retailer is apparently confident about the specifics of the new device, although Apple hasn’t revealed anything about its upcoming phone.

So, what should one make of Brikk’s bold sales pitch? All we can say is that either the luxury retailer has some inside information from Apple or it is just hoping that market rumors will turn out correct.

Whatever may be the case, for people placing pre-orders it will surely be a bit of a gamble.

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RC

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