iPhones (iPhone 5, graphite gold iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C)

So, just a few days ago we heard about a possible new iPhone 5S color: graphite. Suspiciously enough, we’ve seen little else since. This video changes all that. Introducing the purported graphite iPhone 5S rear shell (bonus: two gold iPhone 5S videos, iPhone 5C sneak peek)…

Looks good, too!

Jonathan from TLDToday will take it from here.

I’m liking it a lot – looks more stylish than the black iPhone 5 yet equally stealthy.

iPhones (black iPhone 5, graphite iPhone 5S)

And here are two more videos with gold one (via 9to5Mac).

And the controversial iPhone 5C, from six days ago.

So, what do you think?

Do you prefer the graphite styling over the champagnepardon megold one?

Top, left to right: black iPhone 5, graphite iPhone 5S, gold iPhone 5S, white iPhone 5C. 

  • Tsavo Walker


  • Sean Cua

    Can’t wait for September 10!

    • Maxim∑

      Last year invites whent out September 4th for the event September 12 really getting close now.

      Surprised that we havn’t seen any home button leaks! fingerprint sensor is hiding from us

  • Midas

    Bout damn time that they offered more colour options but if they charge more just because the iPhone is gold/champagne or whatever then they can piss off.

    • Markus Hudobnik

      Why would they charge more

  • Joseph

    I’m willing to bet the graphite iPhone is a fake. Up until now, we’ve slowly been getting leaks leading to the conclusion of a colored iPhone 5C and golden/champagne I colored iPhone. The graphite iPhone, on the other hand, shows up completely full, nothing leading up to it.

    • Joseph

      Blind fanboys are the ones disliking this. Don’t want to hear the truth or or give me reasons as to why I’m wrong.

      • felixtaf

        Why you have to curse somebody who dislike your opinion?

  • Lance Spahr

    Anyone ever think maybe they are replacing the white and silver, black and slate models in favor of a gold (champagne) and graphite? Doing so would further differentiate the devices from the 5. Just a thought 🙂

  • onebyone_

    still without led on the apple logo as MacBooks :/

    • Schim

      Good. I don’t want a pointless lit up apple logo eating into my battery life for no reason.

      • Markus Hudobnik

        Doesn’t it light up from the light coming from the back of the screen?

      • trumpet444

        Good point, if true….I’m not sure. But its still kinda pointless

      • Evad3_Me

        MacBooks do get the light from the display – therefore no battery life is lost.

        For iPhones though, I doubt that would be possible because of all the components. I opened my 4S up to put in a led light for the Apple logo and it was sweet, but it definitely looked like you couldn’t do it with just the light of the display.

      • mehrab

        That”d effect alot they”d have to engineer it different and sacrifice some things

      • Yunsar

        Light from the front of the phone can’t get to the back

      • onebyone_

        turning ON only with notifications “mails, whatsapp, imessage, incomming calls” I mean not every time.

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Ahhh that graphite is damn cool. Still wish they would make the apple logo slightly light up like the MacBook

  • Kyle Adams

    i’m into that graphite one!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Graphite looks amazing

  • Alexander Reimann

    They can experiment with colors as long as they have some awesome color by the time I get my iPhone 6 😀

  • n0ahcruz3

    I think apple is going to phase out the black and slate iphone, because it is prone to scratches and scuffs. Oh and more visible too. Just my speculation ofcourse.

  • Evad3_Me

    Have we seen the 5S backplate in Black/Slate White/Silver? I don’t think I have.

    I’m thinking these two colors will differentiate the 5 from the 5S (since we haven’t seen the regular two colors’ shells). Just a thought.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    The graphite color does look nice but I still need to see it as a finished product. I still really, really like the black/slate color, but I am concerned about scratching the phone. While I am very careful with my phone, I think the graphite is sleek and sexy with the black dual tone glass. If Apple keeps black/slate, I may think about it, but we’ll see.

  • ☁⚡Bläzé4President⚡☁

    It honestly looks like the Gold & Graphite will be the new Slate & Silver. I don’t expect those to return.

  • Brandon Weidema

    Dear Apple,

    Red, Blue, Yellow, COLOURS.

    • Markus Hudobnik


    • Trikaj

      s shiny electric blue would be amazing.

      • Brandon Weidema

        seriously, the ipod touch colours are amazing.

      • FOFF

        i have one and love it

  • blastingbigairs

    Now that my friends is the color to get in the 5S. So sick!!!

  • moofer

    Can you say “possession of stolen property”?

    • Joseph

      P-p-p-posse-posee-possession o-of stoo-st-s- screw this.

  • Africanking

    Looks boring and regular iPhone 5 to me. It just a different color.

    • FOFF

      thats what S models always are

  • Sokrates

    Please Apple, don’t start flooding the market like Samsung does. Don’t make that mistake again.

    • Raashid

      Please stop discouraging options, they’re very beneficial to customers and just need to be presented in a neat way (like the Moto-X).

    • felixtaf

      More options are always good… All 5s are same phones with different colour options. Not same models with different specs…

  • laszlo gaspar

    The graphite just looks so much better. I has a better look of premium quality.

    • FOFF

      it looks like imacs and mac book pros

  • Beck Hoefling

    I honestly don’t care for new colors, I just want better hardware and more features.

  • Steve Jobs

    the graphite is the best colorway in my opinion. if its real than i take this one for sure!

  • Uh oh, they will get Problems with the name “golden i” was an James Bond Movie 😀

  • FOFF

    graphite looks the best

  • yuvraj

    One leak does not prove that the graphite color is official. I have pictures of iPhone 5’s in blue/white, blue/white combinations or more. 🙂

  • Andrew Roth

    Look up macmixing on YouTube. He has an HD hands on vid.

  • dhmi


  • ☁⚡Bläzé4President⚡☁

    More scratch resistance, less pretty IMO.

  • Stefano

    For the first time I’m not jumping at the new iPhone. I may do so if there’s really something that screams ‘buy me’. I am digging the graphite though.