Until Apple came out with their slate and silver versions of the iPhone 5, they had traditionally stuck to either white or black as your color choices. However, recent Apple rumors have suggested that the iPhone 5s could feature a variety of colors. The latest buzz in the tech circles is that the next color to come to the popular smart phone is gold.
Rene Ritchie of iMore seems to be very much for the golden iPhone, considering how popular the gold cases have been for their device and his sources seemed to believe the gold iPhone was going to be a real thing.
After hearing from his own sources that the gold iPhone seemed to be real, Ritchie checked with his colleague Ally Kazmucha, who noted that gold would be one of the “easiest colors to anodize onto an iPhone”. Much easier than say, black (which is likely why the current black iPhone 5 has more of a “slate” back color).
But simply doing something because it’s easy is not good enough — certainly not for Apple. Much more compelling is the argument that gold is one of the most popular after-market color adjustments for current iPhones (including gold cases). And gold has been in the midst of a renaissance in style after years of being banished to “gaudy and tacky” hell, as I noted above.
Personally, I think the gold iPhone seems like a little much.
Definitely tacky and gaudy as Tech Crunch stated, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t sell and for Apple that is all that matters.
A gold iPhone could be met with some negative response, but if the device is flying off the shelf with other colored versions of the phone, it would be a success for those that profit.
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