Goldgenie, the company that turns normal gadgets into expensive, luxury items by generally covering them in real gold, has given its hints as to when we might find out more about Apple's next smartphone. And has even opened its doors to customers who wish to pre-register their interest in a special edition version.

"Be the first to get your customised iPhone 6S," it claims on a dedicated webpage. There's also a countdown clock that points towards 2pm BST 31 August. Why? We're not entirely sure because every indication we've heard so far suggests Apple will hold its annual press event on 9 September, but it's intriguing none-the-less.

Goldgenie also shows a picture of what a special edition gift set containing the iPhone 6S will look like. It will come with a matched Apple Watch in that particularly set, both covered in 24K gold.

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You can expect to spend a fair penny on the set as a 24K iPhone 6 currently costs just shy of £2,000, as does an Apple Watch covered in gold. So that's £4,000 from the off.

The iPhone 6S, says Goldgenie, will also be available from the company in platinum or rose gold. The phone can also be laser engraved with a personalised message.

Customers registering their interest on the dedicated page will be informed by Goldgenie when the collection is being launched. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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