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 than any previous iPhone.

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

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Colorware

With the retro-’80s-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 256 GB black iPhone 7 Plus, which costs $969. 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” toward the bottom.


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

With that said, however, the retr0 ’80s-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


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Schreer Delights/iPhone Savior

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

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Schreer Delights/iPhone Savior