24 carat gold iPhones coming soon....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alebar14, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
  2. Avatar74 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    Looks cool but a stupid investment for several reasons:

    1. It's not solid gold and therefore adds little or nothing to the resale value.

    2. Gold plating will wear off, possibly reducing resale value vs. a steel edge that stays one color.

    3. 24-karat gold plating is softer than 14 or 18-karat plating, and is least resistant to scratches... and you cannot buff out scratched gold plating, as it will rub the plating right off the edge.

    If they did a solid gold rim option, anything below 18-karat would be of little value as 14-karat (58%) and 10-karat (<50%) don't contain enough pure gold to be considered precious metals. However, 18-karat gold is expensive in the US and a solid rim of that size would probably add at least $2000 to the price.

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