Here Is A $60,000 Apple Mac Pro Computer

Apple announced (among other things) the new high-end Mac Pro desktop computer last week – you know, the mysterious cylindrical one with as much computing power as a small space station that looks like a cross between a dalek and the filter from my vacuum machine – that you already can’t afford. For those of you who shuddered at the $4000 price tag for the base model, we recommend you don’t get too attached to the idea of getting your hands on this one-of-a-kind red version, which will be auctioned off in November and is estimated to be worth up to 60,000 iDollars.

Customised by Apple’s Senior VP of Design Jony Ive in conjunction with famed industrial designer Marc Newsom, this Big Mac is going under the hammer (not literally, we assume) at a Sotheby‘s auction organised with a man who could actually afford to buy it, Bono. It’s part of a collection of items customised and curated by Ive and Newsom, which also includes a $100,000 Hermes saddle (like, for a horse), a $20,000 pair of solid gold iPod headphones (like, for your ears) and a one-of-a-kind, custom made Leica digital camera with an estimated value of somewhere between $500,000 and $750,000. Before you get too incensed at the ludicrous amounts of money other people have/are willing to pay for stuff like saddles, earbuds and cameras, keep in mind that proceeds from the auction will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and not Ive and Newsom’s probably absurdly priced 01/01 edition, custom-made, patent leather with pure gold stitching pocketbooks.

Via Images via Sothebys