Dubai hotel provides guests with iMacs, 24-karat gold iPad

in iPad edited January 2014
Apple's iPads are premium products with a premium price, but apparently not enough for one Dubai hotel, which provides its guests with 24-karat gold versions of Apple's popular tablet.

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The Burj Al Arab bills itself as "the world's most luxurious hotel," and according to the Los Angeles Times, is handing out the amenities to back up that claim. Guests checking into a room at the Burj ? starting at $1,525 per night ? receive a 24-karat gold iPad for use during their stay. Users of the device are currently limited to a preinstalled interactive customer experience, but the hotel is said to be working on expanding access to other applications.

Gold & Co. London designs and manufactures the iPads exclusively for Burj Al Arab. The devices come engraved with the hotel's logo, Apple's logo, and the Burj's parent company's motto, "Stay Different."

The hotel currently provides customers with a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi third-generation iPad. Guests looking to take the luxury home with them, though, can stop into the Burj's Bespoke Boutique, which has 64GB versions of the device on sale for $10,200.

The Bespoke Boutique also carries a gold iPad mini, gold iPhone 5, and a gold BlackBerry Q10.


  • Reply 1 of 37
    don108don108 Posts: 79member
    Whether you're rich or poor, it's always good to have money!
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    Can't decide on "More money than brains" or "A fool and their money.."

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    stephenbwstephenbw Posts: 95member
    That's not luxurious, it's just very very tacky.
  • Reply 4 of 37

    I wonder whether Tim Cook or Steve Jobs got to ever use this lol


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    fithianfithian Posts: 82member
    Who would want a gold blackberry?
  • Reply 6 of 37
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,355member


    Originally Posted by helicopterben View Post

    I wonder whether Tim Cook or Steve Jobs got to ever use this lol



    I doubt Steve Jobs would touch that with a 10 foot pole. I think he'd be pretty revolted actually. 


    The hilarious thing is that these aren't even 4th gen iPads. They're 3rd gen. If you're gonna plate something with $10K of gold, you should make sure its the newest model first. 

  • Reply 7 of 37
    bugsnwbugsnw Posts: 717member
    All that wealth. There must be crazy, unbelievable innovation coming out of that area.

    Wait, no. It's just rotting dino.
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    souliisoulsouliisoul Posts: 827member

    A number of people, who can afford the hotel costs have a lot of brains and have used that to generate their wealth, so stating more money then brains is silly comment.

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    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,811member
    That thing looks so gangsta.
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    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,811member
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    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,019member


    Originally Posted by Stephenbw View Post

    That's not luxurious, it's just very very tacky.

    Las Vegas is tacky. The Burj al Arab is luxurious. and fun. and cool. But only if you've got the cash.

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    jollypauljollypaul Posts: 328member

    Thurston Howell III approves!

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    gxcadgxcad Posts: 120member
    The taglines match pretty well though:

    "Think Different" and "Stay Different".
  • Reply 14 of 37
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

    It is just gold plated, not solid gold. If it was solid it would be way too heavy.


    I wonder how many languages that woman speaks. She looks Chinese.

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    mattbookairmattbookair Posts: 168member
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    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,988member


    Originally Posted by Ursadorable View Post

    Can't decide on "More money than brains" or "A fool and their money.."

    Whether being a fool, or not having brains is irrelevant.  Whatever they're doing to burn through that much money must be working for them so if they're that dumb, let's see you do better than their bank balance.

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    christophbchristophb Posts: 1,482member
    Did they have to pay a license fee to use that Apple trademark apple?
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    captain jcaptain j Posts: 313member
    Well, now no one can say Apple doesn't set the gold standard for tablets.
  • Reply 19 of 37
    lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,312member
    And since users have their iPad already, what's the point?
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    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    I'd rather buy a 5 oz gold bar for about seven grand, and keeping my current iPad, instead of paying 10 grand for that gold covered iPad. I don't think that it looks all that great.

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