24 carat gold iPhones coming soon....

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

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

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  2. Avatar74 macrumors 65816

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    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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