Forget saving for the iPhone 8, this $1,900 iPhone 7 Plus is the one you want

Rumor has it that Apple will unveil a high-end iPhone this year that will cost more overall than any previous iPhone.

But who cares about that now that you’ve seen this iPhone 7 Plus with a custom “Retro” 1980’s Apple Mac paint job (first seen on AppleInsider)?

retro iphone 7 plus colorware

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With the retro-80’s-electronics-beige and rainbow-colored Apple logo, this thing is a work of geek beauty that pulls on the heartstrings of the nerd-nostalgic. The Tech Insider team’s reaction upon laying eyes on the Retro iPhone 7 Plus was quick and positively conclusive, with proclamations like “I’d buy,” and “oOoOo like.”

Who’s responsible for such a marvel? The same company that’s been coloring Apple’s Airpods: Colorware.

colorware airpods

But I digress, because this is all about the Retro iPhone 7 Plus. 

The Retro iPhone 7 Plus starts its life as a regular unlocked 256GB black iPhone 7 Plus, which costs $969. Then, Colorware adds its Retro paint job on top for an additional $930 for a total of $1,899. The first 25 of the Retro iPhones will come with a “number of authenticity” for a boost of exclusivity.

retro iphone 7 plus colorware

Note the “1 of 25” towards the bottom.

Common sense and restraint set in when the team realized its insanely high price tag. 

With that said, however, the retr0 80’s style beige is a truly becoming color on the iPhone, and it looks good on other gadgets, too, like this retro Apple Watch charging stand:

apple watch old mac charging stand

Not that it matters for most people on a budget, but it’s only available for a limited time. Perhaps someone will come up with an 80’s electronics beige iPhone case that’s a little more affordable, like the case made by Schreer Delights for the iPhone 4 and 4s.

retro iphone case

 


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