Even though Apple has yet to unveil the iPhone 12 series, luxury manufacturer Caviar already designed four Limited Edition iPhone 12 models. Here’s what you need to know.
Limited edition iPhone models
The Space Odyssey Collection consists of three models that are all dedicated to space. In fact, each of the designs features a special fragment from space. This is not a first of Caviar.
Caviar previously released a Samsung Galaxy S10 worth R114 000, an iPhone 11 Pro worth R1 million, the iPhone 11 space collection, iPhone 11 Pro Discovery with bits of spacecraft, and a GoT-themed Galaxy Fold.
All the iPhone 12 Pro models – aptly titled Space Odyssey Mercury, Space Odyssey Mars, and Space Odyssey Moon – feature fragments of the Muonionalusta meteorite – the oldest known meteorite on Earth found in Sweden.
Watch: The Space Odyssey collection
In addition, the Space Odyssey Mercury also contains particles from Mercury, while Space Odyssey Mars contains a piece from Mars. Space Odyssey Moon contains a real moon fragment.
Each device will be shipped with a certificate of authenticity. As reported by Let’s Go Digital, Caviar purchased the fragments from a special company that is “committed to collecting and selling space objects”.
iPhone 12 Pro with fragments of Mercury
The Space Odyssey Mercury contains a “fragment of the meteorite that fell to Earth”. Caviar embedded the fragment in the housing of the iPhone 12, along with five fragments of the old Muonionalusta meteorite.
As per the listing on Caviar, the Space Odyssey Mercury price tag for a 128GB Pro model starts at $6 600 (R110 000). The iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $7 060 (R118 000) for 128GB but is also available in 256GB or 512GB.
“The exclusive iPhone 12 Pro Max design is made of titanium with relief images of the orbits of the celestial bodies and adorned with composite stone, polished titanium and bronze inserts. The miniature asteroids placed on the orbits are made from fractions of the Muonionalusta meteorite. In the lower part, the surfaces of the planet are covered with a real fragment of the Moon, Mars or Mercury. This is protected by a layer of lacquer”.
iPhone 12 Pro inspired by Mars
If you love Mars and have a few hundred thousand dollars to space, Caviar has the phone of your dreams. Caviar said in the listing for Space Odyssey Mars that the design “draws attention to modern space exploration”.
“The iPhone 12 Pro ‘Space Odyssey’ collection pays tribute to the great conquerors of space – Gagarin, Koroleva, Armstrong, John Glenn and others. Our dream is to have everyone participate in space exploration and own a piece that connects them to distant planets.”
The Caviar team “closely follows the progress of projects such as Space X, Blue Origin, Tianwen, Emirates Mars, and ExoMars. Pricing for an iPhone 12 Pro with 128GB of memory starts at $6 570 (R110 000).
Only 19 copies of the Space Odyssey Mars will be available.
A celestial iPhone 12 with moon fragments
If you’re a selenophile (a person in love with the moon), then the Space Odyssey Moon edition is just for you. The iPhone 12 Pro Space Odyssey Moon features “a real element of a meteorite from the Moon”.
The Moon edition is also the cheapest exclusive model, with a starting price of $5 830 (R97 000) for a 128GB iPhone 12 Pro. An iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $6 290 (R105 000).
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