At first, the iPhone came in just one color, like a Model-T: black. By the time the iPhone 3G came out, though, the iPhone settled into a two-tone color scheme: classic black, and equally classic white.
But this seems like the year that Apple experiments with color. Not only is it widely accepted that Apple will release a colorful budget iPhone this year, probably called the iPhone 5C, but it looks like Apple might add one more color to the classic iPhone line-up: gold.
In the same report which yesterday said the iPhone 5C would indeed be the name of the budget iPhone, and that the iPhone 5S would have sapphire home buttons, comes word that Apple will be making the iPhone 5S in three colors: black, white and a new option, gold.
This is a rumor we have heard before. Leaked parts in the past have suggested that gold could be a color Apple was thinking of adding to the line-up. As we pointed out then, though, the color could just as easily be a masking material used in the manufacturing process.
Personally, gold strikes me as a little gaudy for Apple to use as a default color. What do you think?