If you though the iPad mini was overpriced at $329, wait until you see the tablet dipped in gold. As it does with all new Apple products, the folks over at Gold & Co. have given the new mini the 24kt gold treatment. And although it’s the definition of ostentatious, we have to say that it looks magnificent…

London-based Gold & Co., who specializes in gold-dipped iOS devices and other gadgets, tweeted the following message out over the weekend along with these two photos (via RedmondPie): “World’s first 24kt gold and rose gold iPad Mini from Gold & Co. London. For more info email info@goldandco.co.uk.

Here, the company explains some of the process:

“All buttons and bezels are hand-polished to a mirror finish then plated in a Multi layer process topped off with 24KT gold to ensure end-to-end coverage and worry-free durability. Each limited-edition item is individually numbered to ensure exclusivity. There are no factory locks on our devices, which means they can be used anywhere in the world.

There’s no word yet on how much one of these auriferous tablets is going to actually cost. But since the 24kt iPhone 5 sells for around $5,000, we’re assuming that the iPad mini will tout a similar price tag. Unfortunately, you’ll likely have to travel to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, or London to find one.

What do you think of the 24kt gold mini?

  • Miketyler

    If I had the money I would have all my apple products dipped in 24kt gold…

  • steve

    waste of money

  • Give away…lol…

  • 1337lolzorz

    Wonder how it is with reception and connectivity

  • nickickass

    Yay I’ve found myself a Christmas gift!

  • Once they dip it in platinum then we’ll talk

  • Can I have a close pic so I can see the engraving?

  • MagicDrumSticks

    What about a gold otterbox?

  • adnanala

    realy waste of money

  • SimonReidy

    This would look right at home in some filthy-rich Saudi Arabian prince’s gold plated palace. What a disgusting waste of money.

  • But I like how the black iPad Mini looks… 🙁

  • Mohammad Ridwan


  • I don’t. I think of it in the same way as a Mars bar dipped and deep-fried, way to rich for me and will likely give me guts ache.

  • 24kt gold is actually pretty soft… you can bend it with your teeth

  • iDownloadblog you thinking of doing a giveaway cause I’d love you guys even more 🙂

  • totally waste of money rather my many iPad mini than gold dipping