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Caviar already lists its highly unusual iPhone 12 Pro collection, styled as an homage to the original Apple computer

The Caviar iPhone 12 Pro Apple 1 collection. (Source: Caviar)
The Caviar iPhone 12 Pro Apple 1 collection. (Source: Caviar)
Despite the fact that they have not yet been launched, Caviar has put its apparently extremely custom units of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max up for pre-order. The company has taken an unexpected route with these modified devices: they have wooden backings, on which what is described as a piece of the first-ever Apple computer is mounted. The phones are also decorated with theme-appropriate titanium accents.
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Apple has yet to unveil its 2020 iPhones; however, it is possible the high-end device-customizer Caviar has spoiled the 2 higher-end variants of this upcoming flagship line. The company has released its take on the 12 Pro and its Pro Max sibling with rear panels that are not in any way likely to resemble those of original units.

Unlike the profusion of precious metals in premium elaborate styles one might expect from Caviar, it has elected to turn its iPhone 12 Pros into tributes to the Apple 1 instead. This is the first-ever piece of hardware produced by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs under this now-ubiquitous brand, made of wood and what passed for peripherals in 1976.

Caviar has chosen materials that match the first Apple computer in designing its own iPhone 12 Pro rear panels. They include what it claims is a piece of its motherboard, signed by Steve Wozniak, inlaid into the main backing below a monitor replica and keys that spell out the word "COMPUTER", made of titanium.

If you're wondering about the logo that seems to have been burned in next to the triple rear cameras, it is the one that features on the inaugural Apple computer, long before the familiar fruit-based image took over. The luxury refurbished-phone firm has priced these ultra-limited editions (there may be as few as 9 units per SKU) starting at US$9990 for a base-model 12 Pro or $10460 for a similar 12 Pro Max.

On this note, Caviar may have inadvertently confirmed (or is at least referencing) some leaks to the effect that either new model will come with 128GB to 512GB of fixed storage - not to mention those pertaining to the new iPhones' design. However, it does not mention when these Apple 1 editions will be shipped.


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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 5116 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-28 (Update: 2020-09-28)