AllThingsD confirms gold iPhone coming

By , Aug 19, 2013

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Folks still holding out hope that the gold iPhone rumors aren’t true may want to brace themselves, the speculation has just been confirmed by the Wall Street Journal-owned blog AllThingsD. And given the site’s near perfect (perfect?) track record with predicting future Apple plans, and corroborating evidence, we’d say Apple is indeed going for the gold…

AllThingsD’s well-connected John Paczkowski reports:

“Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Apple, after years of offering the iPhone in either black and white, will soon offer it in a gold tone as well.

The new color option was described to AllThingsD as an “elegant” gold tone. “Think champagne, not ingot,” a source said, confirming what not seems to be somespot-on speculation from iMore last week. Sources say that the gold iPhone will feature a white face, with a gold-tone back plate and chamfered edging.”

Paczkowski’s report follows a number of others from credible publications. First there was Macotakara, then there was the revered analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and the gold iPhone theory has since been confirmed by TechCrunch’s MG Siegler and 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. Add this the series of leaked gold components we’ve seen, and the color seems inevitable.

But why? Why not? As Rene Richie of iMore explained last week, gold is one of the easiest colors to anodize on the iPhone. And it’s also one of the most popular aftermarket options for color-treatments. So why not add the color to its lineup? It’s not going to prevent the company from selling handsets, but I’m willing to bet it will help it sell a few more.

Earlier today, we launched a poll asking our readers if they would purchase a golden iPhone. So far the results are, 36% say they would, 45% say they wouldn’t and the remaining 19% said they weren’t sure yet. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S, with the new color option, alongside a lower-cost handset at a media event on September 10.

Top image via shoplemonde.de

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  • abdullah575

    iOS 7 beta 7 will come on Thursday!!

    • vishavdubb

      Will come on thursday

      • abdullah575

        yes it says in itunes !!

      • jobcoombz

        Where?

      • abdullah575

        in the summrey tab

      • Provizions714

        No it doesnt…well I dont see it.

    • Maxim∑

      no thats just when iTunes checks for iOS updates… It does that weekly and is designed for people without a wireless network or older devices like ipod Nano’s.

      iOS 7 beta 7 is either arriving 8/26 (Monday next week) or Beta 6 was the final and Apple no longer needs us for the GM preparation

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    i like the the champagne iPhone better

  • Truth

    Champagne iPhone is beautiful.

    • Apanizo2

      The champagne could be an exclusive line of iPhones with higher memory that’s for people that have more money to spend

  • Gorgonphone

    yay

  • Eli

    What are the chances a 128GB iPhone will be free? :D

    • Derp

      Lower than the chances of racism being eradicated. Keep dreaming though.

      • Gorgonphone

        i am racist against the IOS7 UI..lol

      • Matthew Cooper

        Haha

      • illK†Δ

        There is only racism because people are offended. Don’t be offended and it isn’t racist :D

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        Hahaha, now that’s a truly fascist nation; even your freedom of emotions has been taken away…

      • Steven Cannan

        Impressive response there buddy lol

      • Kurt

        you must be an american

      • illK†Δ

        You must be a communist

    • Gorgonphone

      same chances as cook ‘n ive waking up and realizing that IUOS7 is an ugly mess and holding back IOS7s release just to fix it and get it right

    • Saeed Ghattas

      I think that the gold iphone will be the 128GB model.

  • ☞Dylan James Kroger

    I wish there would be more of a variety of colors.

    • Maxim∑

      iPhone 5C

  • Martin 

    At first I was like: What? But right now I really consider buying iP5s in champagne…

  • Ahmad Abdullatif

    will hear you your opinion about the upcoming iphone 5s, does anyone expect or think it comes with a 12 or 13 pixel camera? I very much hope that something happens on that front, have read foeskellige websites that it comes with 12 or 12 and 8, but would think it would be strange that after 2 years of 4s and 5 with 8 pixels, they may again only comes with 8 pixel on a 5s?

    • Martin 

      I really hope that they will do something with camera. 8MP is not bad. But watching what crazy shit Nokia is doing with new optics, 41MP and pixel oversampling I find iPhone camera below average.

      • Royce Otero

        Don’t really need that much mp. Why you think Gs4 didn’t go up that high

      • Martin 

        I know – i dont need gigapixels. But the idea of 3x digital zoom without lost of quality is really good. Anyway I was writing also about Nokias optics and ideas. You are right – we don’t need more mp to improve photos quality.

      • Gorgonphone

        the iphone 6 better have a very advanced optical zoom system in hardware… this small lens with no effect BS has to stop..

      • Martin 

        Yeah but not more than 3x – because of the size. Shitsung made 10x and it looks hilarious :)

      • Royce Otero

        The new iPhone should improve a lot on the camera as that is used the most by alot of people.

    • Gorgonphone

      i expect hype but i don’t thing the camera will be that much better than the 5

  • Pankaj Rana

    Actually it looks much better than the gold color version we saw earlier in rumor photos of iPhone 5S,
    I think I actually like this one.. It looks as much premium as our other 2 colors of iPhone, and its a new color in iPhone so I would like to try this new Champagne color iPhone 5S of 128GB…. I’ll buy a 256GB variant if available :P :D

  • Jamie Tilden

    That mockup actually looks pretty great.

  • Faiz

    iPad 5 will come in gold also

  • vishavdubb

    Who will buy gold iphone?

    • Bob

      not me.

  • Plistumichu

    As it looks like pink… Could it be called the GirlPhone?

    • Bob

      You need to get your eyes checked.