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This $8,600 iPhone Contains a Real T. Rex Tooth Fossil

Earlier this year somebody on eBay spent a whopping $86,000 on a USB-C iPhone that can’t make calls. But while that overpriced iPhone made zero sense to us as a purchase, Caviar—a designer of exclusive smartphones—has a new, pricey iPhone that we’d break the bank on if we had billionaire tech money: an iPhone 13 Pro with a fragment of a real, 80-million-year-old T. rex tooth fossil. And the dino phone’s only $8,610!

A gold and black Tyrannophone iPhone 13 pro that contains a piece of T. rex tooth from 80 million years ago.
Caviar

Design Taxi picked up on the gold and titanium T. rex tooth iPhone, which Caviar has dubbed the Tyrannophone. The dino iPhone belongs to Caviar’s new “Tera” collection that earns its name from the Ancient Greek word for “marvel” and “monster.”

The wildly expensive iPhone justifies its beastly price tag with several nifty design features; including “a 3D image of a dinosaur head that strikes fear into the hearts of your competitors” with the gaze from its yellow eye. The eye, which is indeed malevolent looking, consists of pure amber. (Although probably not the kind that has dino DNA inside of it.)

A gold and black Tyrannophone iPhone 13 pro that contains a piece of T. rex tooth from 80 million years ago.
Caviar

“Today…[we] give you the opportunity to ‘tame’ this ancient monster and make it a symbol of your strength, power, and dominance in the world,” Caviar says on its site. And while we would love to meet the person who thinks this phone is a symbol of their power, it’s ultimately just a very fancy iPhone, right? Although it does have a terabyte of storage. Plus that fossil fragment, which looks like it’s the size of a sliver of a fingernail.

A gold and black Tyrannophone iPhone 13 pro that contains a piece of T. rex tooth from 80 million years ago.
Caviar

Unfortunately for all the T. rex lovers with deep pockets out there, Caviar’s only offering seven Tyrannophones. The exclusive smartphone designer does have other collections on its site, however. Including the “Pure Gold” collection, which, you guessed it, contains pure-gold iPhones at $42,000 a pop. And for those who don’t have limitless dough to drop goofily, why not just wait for the next-gen iPhone? It’ll best any of these in performance, which is the real signature of dominance in the world!

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