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$19,000 Trump vs Biden iPhone 12 Pro

$19,000 Trump vs Biden iPhone 12
(Image credit: Caviar)

To celebrate / commemorate / commiserate the 2020 US presidential election, a luxury phone manufacturer has released a limited edition iPhone 12 Pro with a top tier price tag of $19,050. 

The iPhone 12 Pro (opens in new tab) Sands of Time edition is, fittingly enough, limited to just 46 units worldwide, in line with the contested 46th US Presidency. And, fittingly enough, it's made by Russian luxury phone brand Caviar. 

"Time is sand ... The old era is passing," says the official description. "It is being replaced by another with new hopes and plans. An hourglass has always been a symbol of the constant change of time.

"That is why Caviar jewelers have depicted the modern era of paradigm shifts in the design for the new iPhone 12 Pro Sands of Time with an exquisite hourglass. It tells us about the loudest event of recent months – the US elections – showing how the era of Trump gave way to the era of Democrats and Biden."

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The Sands of Time phone is sheathed in an American flag crafted from durable titanium, featuring the 7 stripes and 50 stars engraved into the design. 

The calling card of the phone is an actual hourglass, "with 750 genuine gold sand" and bas-relief  profile images Joe Biden and Donald Trump, literally depicting the sands of time running out on the current presidency.

"This is not just a functional smartphone, but a real precious and meaningful symbol of the century," concludes the Caviar description. "Time is gold, everyone can experience it with iPhone 12 Pro Sands of Time."

The iPhone 12 Pro Sands of Time edition is available in a variety of configurations, from an iPhone 12 Pro 128GB version for $14,900 to the iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB version for $19,050. Visit the Caviar website (opens in new tab) for info and ordering.

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.