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Bling iPhone pushes barriers of bad taste

We love Apple products here at Top 10 Mobile phones. In fact, we’re the kind of Apple apostles who've never met a Macbook we didn’t like. If we were asked to justify our love, we’d talk about the clean, cool look that characterises iPods and our favourite-ever Apple device the iPhone. Just as important, meanwhile, is the crisp white colour scheme that the company favours, which as far as we’re concerned is redolent of a better and brighter future.

But this week we finally came across an iPhone we wouldn’t like to own. Said handset is the brainchild of high-end Austrian jeweller Peter Aloisson who has slavered an iPhone in 18 carat gold and given it a diamond trim. It’s gaudier than a Liberace TV special and twice as tacky. Moreover, it could well be the worst transgression again style and design since some bright spark thought it would a wizard wheeze to add colour to the monochrome expressionist masterpiece Metropolis.

Amazingly, the price of this telephonic monstrosity is a cool £2 million. That’s costly enough to put it out of the range of even bling-crazed Hip Hoppers who might otherwise stump up the cash-money. In fact, we find it very hard to believe it’ll find any takers in the West during these tough times. But we wouldn’t rule out a Russian oligarch giving one to his mistress as a present.

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