This Is Probably The Gold iPhone 5S, And It Actually Looks Fantastic [Gallery]



If you’re anything like me, no matter how much evidence has mounted that Apple is indeed planning a gold iPhone 5S, you’ve had a hard time believing it. Gold in a gadget usually turns it into gaudy, undignified bling, more appropriate for a Saudi oil baron or diamond-toothed rapper than, say, the pocket of Jony Ive.

It looks like I needn’t have worried. Apple may be planning on making a gold iPhone 5S, but as you can see from the image above (you can see it in the middle), it’s a very tasteful affair… more champagne, or even platinum, than anything else. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that if I were going to buy a new iPhone 5S, I might even opt for that color.

There are more images below the fold. What do you think?

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  • Adrayven

    doesn’t look nearly as bad as some goofs were mockingly saying.

  • tool022611

    I like how the boarders are gold, but that’s it. The black still looks the best. They should of made it a darker black though instead of keeping it the same.

  • ctt1wbw

    I’d still rather have the ability to design a case with custom sports logos and colors.

  • p8blr

    Not as bad as I had thought. I wouldn’t buy one myself, but I’m glad it’s not the “yellow” gold everyone was expecting.

  • Snbt2

    It’s not bad at all, though I do agree that the black is the nicest. To be honest it really isn’t going to matter what color I get since I’m just going to stick it into a case anyway.

  • HerbalEd

    Don’t know how well the “gold” color is reproduced in the photo, but if I hadn’t heard all the hype about the supposed coming gold i-Phone, I would never call that color gold. Light yellow, maybe … or cream … but never gold.

    Not saying it’s not a nice color … but it ain’t gold.

    And what is with the top and bottom not being solid color. That looks terrible.

  • crunchdude

    I’m upgrading to the 5S, because it’s free (long story), as I’ve done every year since switching to iPhone at the 3GS. I’m going to do the same as I did with the 4 and 4S. I had the black 4 and then a white 4S. I loved them both! They had different personalities, so to speak, and they were equally as appealing. So I once again got the black/”slate” iPhone 5 and looking at white iPhone 5’s at my local Apple Store the other day, I was literally excited about getting the white 5S, as it’s going to look the same again otherwise.

    Now with the introduction of this gold/yellow-ish/cream(y?) color, depending on how I like it and if it’s available in 16GB or 32GB variants(!), I might get it instead of the white one, which “m pretty much set on. If it’s going to be marketed as a prestige symbol and made “only available in 128GB” or for $1,000 or something like that, I’m getting the white one and call BS. Although I do not mind status symbols – I can be perfectly pretentious when it benefits me. :D

    I personally wish we would get a bigger screen. I really do. But I can wait a year, because apparently that’s how it either works, or can only work, with “major” upgrades to iPhones (and iPads, too, actually) every 2 years…right? lol

  • cfrincon

    Yep… that’s just to tacky for my blood… love my black iPhone 5!

  • CoyoteDen

    That isn’t the gold color, that looks more like the ‘graphite’ color posted today minus the black trim pieces: