Apple recently donated a unique iPad Pro (12.9”), along with matching accessories to raise money for London’s Design museum. The one-of-a-kind iPad pro and accessories are donated by Jony Ive and the Apple design team
These products are the exact same variant as Apple’s existing products however, what makes them stand out is the colour. The iPad Pro comes in a yellowish aluminium finish (the regular 12.9” iPad Pro is only available in silver, space grey and gold), while the Smart Cover is available in blue leather (Apple does not sell Smart Covers with leather finish), and the Apple Pencil has a special gold ring along the top and an orange leather case. Since they are all a one-of-a-kind product, the back of the iPad and the inside of the Smart Cover are laser etched with “Edition 1 of 1”.
The estimate value of the iPad Pro and accessories ranges from £10,000 to £15,000 – that’s a whopping RM56,000 to RM84,000. The auction will take place on 28 April 2016, and the money raised will help the museum relocate. So why is Jony Ive so supportive of the museum? According to Phillips, the auction house selling the unique iPad Pro bundle:
“Jony Ive showed a prototype mobile phone at the Design Museum in 1990, long before he started working for Apple. He was winner of the museum’s first ‘Designer of the Year’ award in 2003 for the iMac. To support the museum, he and his team in Cupertino have designed this special iPad Pro in a unique colour numbered Edition 1 of 1.”