Please stop using this nonsensical, meaningless, made-up trashy term.
The whole idea of using cool new phrases is that they never existed before [...]
From the aforementioned link:
First Known Use of COLORWAY
The fact you hadn't heard this expression until today (or whenever) does not mean it hasn't been in use for decades--because it has, and almost exactly in the context in which it is used here: colorway refers to more than one color, but as multiple materials are used in iPhones (look at the back of a 5), the combination of appearances can indeed be called a gold colorway.
Bottom line: I hate it when people call other people ignorant yet don't know what they're talking about.
It might be cool if it meant something but it's just the way ignorant people say "colour."
And to think I had to join just to post this reply. But some things you shouldn't let slide.