Gold iPhone 5 referred to internally as Kardashian Phone

By George Chidi
Saturday, October 19, 2013 22:41 EDT
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West watch the video board from their courtside seats at the Staples Center as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets during the NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012. (AFP)
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Nick Bilton, a New York Times columnist and author of “Hatching Twitter,” offered this gem on his own Twitter account this morning about the gold-plated version of the iPhone 5s.

Initial sales of the 24-karat gold plated iPhone — which is identical to a standard iPhone 5S save for the gold-plated case — sold for as much as $10,000 in eBay resales initially. Current list price is about $1000.

One writer speculated that the informal appellation could be a kind of honor for the reality television star and socialite. Kardashian bought an earlier model gold iPhone 5 and boasted of it on Twitter. Other reporters seemed faintly embarrassed by the whole line of consideration.

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