If you have your heart set on a custom painted iPhone 4S, you can have it, thanks to the guys at Colorware. However, you need to say your goodbyes to your first-born (and your left testicle) before ordering, as this phone is crazy, insanely expensive. Colorware wants $1,500 for the custom painted iPhone 4S, sans contract.
You can actually get a custom-painted iPad 2 with 3G for about $500 less. I guess Colorware is hoping that the hoards of people wanting to get the iPhone 4S as soon as it launches will pony up the extra dough for this. I think I’d let my daughter break out the Sharpies before I would spend this sort of money with Colorware.
Other than getting to choose your own colors for the frame, back, button, SIM card tray, and earbuds, this is the same old iPhone 4S anyone can get. It has the same hardware inside as all others. Colorware doesn’t say how much storage the phone has, but at that price, I hope it’s the 64GB model – but I’m not betting on it.
On the plus side, if you already have an iPhone 4S in hand, they’ll paint your current phone for just $265, which is still expensive, but not unheard of.