The lighting in this photo might be off, giving it a more brassy than champagne gold hue - if this is legit of course. It doesn't look as bad as I thought it would though. Less than a month to go and all will be revealed anyway.
Gold as in a titanium nitride coating to protect the notoriously scratch and ding-able iPhone 5's aluminium body from such damage...maybe? Might just replace the silver version if true, if not then maybe they'll clear-coat the silver version or something to provide a level of scratch resistance for its aluminium body.
PS. Champagne gold with ivory coloured glass might look a bit nicer, more integrated than the white.
I think they might this time around. As I've mentioned in previous posts here - the rumoured gold iPhone 5S might actually be a replacement for the silver one. The gold colour coming from a titanium nitride coating to protect the aluminium body from scratches and dings. The black/slate version having the same or better protection from scratches and dings due to a PVD/CLD coating.
Imagine a quad-core 64 bit CPU and quad-core PowerVR 6 series GPU combo SoC...now that would be a rocking super chip! Also put it inside an Apple TV-3 and you've got yourself an XBox and Playstation killer! And it might just happen...but probably won't.
Sure does. I'm looking forward to this introduction, being the keen photographer that I am. But I'm skeptical about the ergonomics of these devices in relationship to ones smartphone. Is it a workable alternative to carrying a quality compact around with you or will it be an impractical mess?
An interesting rumour - I hope there's some truth in it. I think Apple needs something more than iPhone/iPad/Mac and software updates this year - something to add a bit more zest to proceedings, a bit more excitement...maybe this is it?
Rubber chiclet buttons on an upcoming Apple product (unpleasant flashbacks of the Sinclair Spectrum home computer come to mind!) - terrible! blackbook's comment here is very true - it was only the metal buttons and switches on the 3G/3GS that lifted it from feeling like a piece cheap plastic crap. This is a very bad idea!
Munster - one of the worst analysts around. No Siri on the 5C - nonsense. As for everything he predicts - he didn't predict anything that hasn't already been predicted. Finally a $300 price tag for the 5C...I wish! But no chance - $400 and upwards me thinks.
This analyst reckons a wholesale price for the 5C of $340 - that would be great! But very-very unlikely. I don't think it'll sell for less than $400 - minimum! And probably more than that even. But we live in hope...
If true, the golden iPhone might get its colour from a titanium nitride coating to protect the body from scratching and dinging as easily as the current iPhone 5. Might replace the silver version, while the black/slate iPhone 5 replacement could get a PVD/CLD coating for the same reason.