The iPhone X has reportedly been a bit disappointing when it comes to sales, and Apple may have a mid-year solution to help squeeze a bit more life out of its tenth anniversary handset.
According to a new report, Apple will introduce a new gold iPhone X color option, joining the existing silver and space gray options available at launch.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about gold color option. The new Japanese news report follows a recent tweet from notorious iPhone leaker Benjamin Geskin, apparently showing off a so-called “blush gold” iPhone. Geskin’s image supposedly came from the iPhone production line, suggesting that an official launch is set for the near future.
Apple was rumored to be working on a gold iPhone X last year, but it wound up not arriving — possibly due to production issues. While there’s no concrete news on when this new iPhone may arrive, a mid-year launch would make a lot of sense. Last March, Apple introduced a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which helped revive interest in the then-current generation iPhones.
A new iPad, too?
Today’s Japanese report also appears to back up a separate recent report about a new 9.7-inch iPad on the way. Although it’s short on details, it could well refer to another story about Apple’s plans to unveil a cheaper iPad at its education-focused media event this week. As per the previous report, Apple’s new iPad will cost $259 (!) and may well include Apple Pencil support.