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Crazy customizer weaves piece of Steve Jobs’ sweater into iPhone


Caviar phone featuring piece of turtleneck
It's right there inside the logo.
Photo: Caviar

Steve Jobs didn’t like to sign autographs. So imagine what he might think if he had lived to so see one of his black turtleneck sweaters get cut up so that the tiny squares of fabric could be embedded in the Apple logo on an iPhone.

Caviar, the Russian jeweler known for expensive and outlandish mod jobs of iPhones, has nine iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max handsets featuring a sweater swatch. The starting price is $6,280 and goes up from there depending on storage size and model.

Update: An iPhone 12 Pro version debuted in 2020.

Show your love for Avengers: Endgame with iPhone gear


This Infinity Gauntlet is covered in gold and gems. It’s also an iPhone wireless charger.
This Infinity Gauntlet is covered in gold and gems. It’s also an iPhone wireless charger.
Photo: Caviar

The debut of Avengers: Endgame has Marvel fans fired up, and there are plenty of ways to show that with your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Easily the most over-the-top option is Caviar’s $7,660 Infinity Gauntlet, but there are plenty more Avengers tie-ins that are much more affordable. There are cases and wallpapers, plus Fortnite has limited-time battle with Thanos.

Crazy ‘iPhone Z’ concept takes folding phones to a new level


IPhone Z
This will never happen, but it’’s nice to dream.
Photo: Caviar

Caviar, the Russian company behind some of the craziest iPhone mods we’ve ever seen, has come out with its first folding iPhone concept design video today and as you’d expect, it’s absolutely wild.

Not satisfied with just one fold out display, Caviar’s ‘iPhone Z’ concept proposes having a display that folds twice. The end result is an iPhone that folds out to the same size as an iPad Pro, only its even more useful.

Prepare to be blown away:

Opulent custom iPhone XS Max boasts its own mechanical watch


It's the steampunk iPhone that threatens to bankrupt you!
Photo: Caviar

If you thought the iPhone XS Max was pricey, you probably should shield your eyes to avoid the sheer indulgent offensiveness of Caviar’s new Grand Complications Skeleton Tourbillon.

Most iPhone cases are supposed to protect the phone by taking the brunt of the damage in the event of a fall. Not so here! This $9,820 custom iPhone outer shell will make you even more nervous about whipping out your iPhone to bash out a quick text while walking down the street.

Gold-plated iPhones are a pricey way to observe Presidents Day


Presidents Day iPhones
Happy Presidents Day. That will be $5,000.
Screenshot: Caviar

Luxury tech jeweler Caviar can help proud Americans – at least the rich ones – celebrate Presidents Day with a line of gold-plated iPhones celebrating four of our more recognized commanders in chief.

Inspired by Mount Rushmore, Caviar designers created relief mugs of presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.

Colorful custom AirPods will make you see green


Caviar AirPods in black
You don’t have to settle for white AirPods if you have plenty of green.
Photo: AirPods

If you’ve been hoping for a pair of AirPods in black or red then this is your lucky day. And you’re even luckier if for some reason you’ve been hoping to pay a whole lot of money for them.

Luxury brand Caviar now has the Apple’s wireless earbuds in new colors but these go for more than three times the standard price.

This $43,000 Apple Watch will appeal to your inner oligarch


golld Apple Watch
This Series 4 will cost serious dollars.
Photo: Caviar

Caviar, a Russian company that tricks out iPhones in gold and precious gems, has an Apple Watch Series 4 “for those who cannot be surprised easily.”

So let’s see if that’s you. How does $43,850 strike you?

The headline may have ruined the surprise, but you might be startled once you learn the details that got the watch to that price point.

Gorgeous custom iPhone XS adds mechanical watch to back of phone


Caviar iphone
Caviar's Grand Complications Skelton iPhones aren't cheap.
Photo: Caviar

Not satisfied with the iPhone XS Max being a mere smartphone, crazy Russian iPhone modders have gone and added a gorgeous mechanical watch onto Apple’s latest masterpiece.

The Grand Complications collection comes in three options: pink gold, titanium and black and gold, giving owners one of the most unique iPhones in the world. Caviar says the collection was inspired by the idea innovation of the future and their connection to classical traditions of the past.