Gold & Diamond iPad 2: Price – A Cool $8 Million

We’ve been bringing you all the latest news about the Apple iPad 2 since its release and already today have given you a roundup of 10 of the best iPad 2 apps, and also a story about some people reporting a wireless issue with their iPads. The latest story though is very different as we’re going to tell you about a special version, although unless money is no object you may not be able to afford the cost of this iPad 2, priced at a cool $8 million (£5 million).

No, that’s not a typo. There will only be 2 of this particular iPad made and the designer is Stuart Hughes of Liverpool in the U.K. If you’re having trouble getting your hands on an iPad 2, as a lot of people are, what about this gold and diamond model. The body alone, of the iPad 2 Gold History Edition has 70 ounces of 24-carat gold and if that’s not enough there’s also 12.5 carats of diamonds thrown in, all sitting neatly inside the Apple logo.

An article over on Padgadget tells us that there are even more rare treasures than gold and diamonds on this particular version of the iPad 2. On the front the designer has used Ammolite, which is very rare, for the frame. This next piece of info sounds mind-boggling as a Tyrannosaurus Rex even features. Yup, splinters of thigh bone from the 65 million year old dinosaur are included in the bezel. Even the home button features a single 8.5 carat diamond within a platinum setting, encompassed by 12 smaller diamonds.

Excessive yes, impressive yes, affordable no! Well, not to many anyway. You may also be interested in some of our previous stories about the designs available from the Stuart Hughes website, such as the iPhone 4 History Edition featuring dinosaur bone, the world’s most expensive phone, the Diamond Rose iPhone 4 and a diamond bedecked White iPhone 4.

Darren Allan over on Techwatch also reports on this very special iPad 2 Gold History Edition and says that Stuart Hughes describes it as the “world’s most unique gadget.” Allan also points out that if you have this particular edition of the iPad 2 you may not be spending too long holding it up to take pictures with it, as the gold alone weighs 2 kilos. What are your thoughts on the iPad 2 Gold History Edition and do you feel that maybe the person who buys one has more money than sense? Maybe you’d buy one if you had the spare cash? Let us know with your comments.