Lately a lot of sources are saying that Apple will launch a “golden” iPhone 5S, which doesn’t sound like Apple at all. However, AllThingsD and 9to5Mac now also reported that gold will indeed be a new option.
John Paczkowski for AllThingsD: Apple is adding a new color to the iPhone color palette, and yes, it is indeed gold.
Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Apple, after years of offering the iPhone in either black and white, will soon offer it in a gold tone as well.
The new color option was described to AllThingsD as an “elegant” gold tone. “Think champagne, not ingot,” a source said. Sources say that the gold iPhone will feature a white face, with a gold-tone back plate and chamfered edging.
9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman “with sources that have often proven accurate in the past” also gave details about the new color:
While many have called this new iPhone color “gold,” our source says that the color is more inline with the yellow fifth-generation iPod touch, but slightly lighter in texture. Some have called this “champagne” and that sounds about right. We’ve also heard that this gold model has a white front-face, so it won’t be a black and gold device, but rather a white and “gold/champagne” phone.