New modified iPhone 11 Pro is inspired by Tesla's Cybertruck

Meet the Cyberphone! Russian luxury gadget maker unveils a modified iPhone 11 Pro that mimics Tesla’s Cybertruck with a titanium casing and fold that resembles the bed of a truck

  • Russian firm modified an iPhone 11 Pro to resemble Tesla’s Cybertruck
  • The smartphone is encased in titanium that provides ‘absolute protection’ 
  • There is a fold  that resembles the bed of a truck and sits the  phone upright
  • The Cyberphone starts at $5,256 and only 99 units will be made for purchase

Apple and Tesla reign supreme in their markets and a Russian firm has combined each of the firm’s most sought after products into a Tesla Cybertruck style iPhone.

Called the ‘Cyberphone’, the modified iPhone 11 Pro is encased in titanium with a foldable front cover that resembles the bed of a truck.

The ‘truck bed’ folds out to create a stand for the smartphone, allowing it to sit upright.

However, Caviar, the maker of the modified device, seems to poke fun at Telsa’s vehicle in a promotional video.

The firm notes that the design has ‘absolute screen protection’ while playing a clip of the Cybertruck’s windows being smashed during its unveiling last November. 

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Apple and Tesla reign supreme in their markets and a Russian firm has combined each of the firm’s most sought after products into a Tesla Cybertruck style iPhone. Called the ‘Cyberphone’, the modified iPhone 11 Pro is encased in titanium with a foldable front cover that resembles the bed of a truck

The 64GB Cyberphone starts at $5,256 and only 99 units will be made for purchase.

‘The design of the smartphone is based on the concept of a new headline-making crossover model by Elon Musk, Caviar, which designs luxury goods, shared on its website.

‘Caviar created a modified iPhone 11 Pro in the Tesla Cybertruck style: in the device, one can trace the deliberate geometry of lines, simplicity of forms and versatility of materials.’

The titanium casing is said to protect the iPhone ‘all round from any outer mechanical impact.’

Caviar, the maker of the modified device, seems to poke fun at Telsa’s vehicle in a promotional video. The firm notes that the design has ‘absolute screen protection’ while playing a clip of the Cybertruck’s windows being smashed during its unveiling last November (pictured)

However, the firm notes that the armor like covering will not interfere with the smartphone’s functionality.

‘If you wish to use your favorite apps with comfort or have video calls, the folding titanium screen protection is transformed into a comfortable holder,’ Caviar explains.

‘The design of the body is inspired by the geometry of Tesla Cybertruck. At the same time, it is improved aesthetically.’

‘Accurate lines are explained not only by the functionality, but also create a visual component nice to look at.’

The ‘truck bed’ folds out to create a stand for the smartphone, allowing it to sit upright.

The 64GB Cyberphone starts at $5,256 and only 99 units will be made for purchase

About 24 seconds into the Cyberphone’s promotional video, Caviar highlights that the casing provides ‘absolute screen protection’ and in the background is a clip of Tsla design chief Franz von Holshausen attempting to prove the glass was ‘shatterproof’ by throwing a heavy metal ball at close range – but showing the glass instead shatter on live camera.

Musk was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when the glass smashed.

Musk appeared confused and asked Holzhausen to try another window, which also promptly smashed, but Musk pointed out it ‘didn’t go through’ the glass.

‘Ah not bad,’ the CEO added to laughs from the audience. ‘There’s room for improvement.’

The firm notes that the armor like covering will not interfere with the smartphone’s functionality.

‘We threw wrenches, we threw everything, we even literally threw the kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break,’ he said about testing the strength of the windows. ‘For some weird reason it broke now, I don’t know why.

‘We’ll fix it in post.’

Days after the embarrassment, Musk explained why the the windows of his Cybertruck broke during a failed strength test at its launch event last week.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo.

Designer Franz von Holzhausen had hit the car’s door with a sledgehammer to prove its toughness and, while it appeared to go unscathed, this ‘cracked the base of [the] glass’, according to Musk.

The ‘Cybertruck’, which looks like an armoured vehicle with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal grey, will go into production in 2021, Musk said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday.

The pickup, which Musk said will cost $39,900 (£31,000) and up, will have an estimated battery range of up to 500 miles.

 

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