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This is sure to be a smash hit in the ghetto.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

Please stop using this nonsensical, meaningless, made-up trashy term.  

 

It might be cool if it meant something but it's just the way ignorant people say "colour."  

The whole idea of using cool new phrases is that they never existed before and mean things that you can't say any other way.  This is not that. 

 

"Colourway" has a different meaning to "colour". It is used in many industries (though perhaps primarily in textiles) to describe a distinctive combination of colours. Eg, our winter line features black jackets with blue highlights, and black jackets with red highlights. These are 2 distinct colourways. Prior to the coining of the term, folks likely used the phrase "combination of colours" or "colour combinations". Because the English language tends to evolve in useful and efficient ways, the term "colourways" was developed. Not dissimilar to the way a word like "keyboard" developed no doubt.

 

Try to be less dismissive of things you don't understand. The internet will thank you for it.

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post #83 of 103
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

If this one turns out to be true -- and I hope it is -- I will do a 180º on my opinion of Ming-Chi Kuo.

 

Why hold back? Go the whole 360°.

"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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post #84 of 103
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Originally Posted by Corvus View Post

This is sure to be a smash hit in the ghetto.

...as long as the phone matches the grill.

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post #85 of 103
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Originally Posted by sansin View Post

Indians like real gold (solid gold, or gold-plated). Anything golden colored, is considered really cheap in India. So can't be for the Indian market.

 

 

>>"Gold is HUGE in India, so perhaps this is geared towards markets outside the U.S....."

 

They already make a case for the new gold iPhone:

 

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post #86 of 103
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This is sure to be a smash hit in the ghetto.

 

More then you may have even guessed.... see below:

 

 

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post #87 of 103

Let's not forget Steve Job"s introduced the gold iPod mini in 2004 saying that it would appeal to the Hip Hop crowd.

 

Invoking his bling credentials, Apple chief Steve Jobs noted that Gold iPod Mini would push all the right buttons among the "hip hop crowd".

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4294061.stm

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The Queen of England wears tons of gold ….

Doesn't actually.  Mostly silver and diamonds, mostly understated or only on state occasions. 

And all second hand!
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post #89 of 103
A lot of bling type people are going to jump at the Gold iPhone 5S. Ebay and other places have been selling the 5 for high mark up of over $1K! Now, Apple can price it too at the same upcharge! I hope they do; adds to the profit margin!
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Fake gold is pathetic, because the color is posh but at the same time when you get a scratch on it, you see some other color underneath the MATTE GOLD surface, [ partly removed - (I as trolling / joking there] 

 

Mock gold on a premium product cheapens the thing.


Edited by murman - 8/18/13 at 1:12am
post #91 of 103
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

Please stop using this nonsensical, meaningless, made-up trashy term.  

 

It might be cool if it meant something but it's just the way ignorant people say "colour."  

The whole idea of using cool new phrases is that they never existed before and mean things that you can't say any other way.  This is not that. 

colorway is a term used in many design industries.  Architecture and Interior design for instance.  It refers to a particular color in a series provided from a manufacturer of just about anything in the related fields (i.e. fabrics, paint, tile, etc.)  It may not be a word in the dictionary, but it does exist in common speak.  Don't even get me started on the way the IT industry has mercilessly hijacked the age-old profession of "Architect".  And when they subsequently say they "architected it".  Try searching in salary.com or any professional site for an architect and you get someone in the IT industry.  Makes me sick.  Almost more-so than the people who call themselves doctors when they have no medical degree.

post #92 of 103

I saw this on a Chinese rumor site...or so i think it is.  Since I use Safari and Apple is not up with the times and translation tools like Chrome.

notice the logo and boilerplate stuff is printed on the back.

 

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post #93 of 103

In many countries, Gold is the ultimate symbol of success, wealth and power.  India, China/East Asia, Africa, the middle east.  You name it...an those are the customers Apple desperately needs to buy their phones now.  Apple really doesn't give a snit what the Western World does now because the market in that part of the world is already written in history.  Those who have the iPhone will probably continue to buy, and those that don't, won't.  It's a flat market in the West.  It's the East and Middle that needs to be persuaded.  Look at the 5c, in bold colors...there to persuade the younger markets (looks like a Japanese Arcade to me), whereas the Gold, Silver and black of the 5Ss are much more expensive and elegant for the wealthy class.  It's simple world marketing.

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Originally Posted by ZachLach View Post

Gold iPhone? I still can't understand why they would pick that color. High end phone does not equal Gold phone

I'd have thought this was obvious. Apple is gearing up to make a very strong push into China.
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Originally Posted by loumazz View Post

Gold is a very popular color...in China.

 

Bingo!

 

Also India. 

post #96 of 103
People should buy the color they like and not worry about what losers who might make judgements about them because of the color of their phone.
Edited by AdonisSMU - 8/17/13 at 11:34am
post #97 of 103
Make the Gold option only available to GSM 128 GB devices, and they instantly bring back that luxury drool worthy exclusive status symbol that the wealthy desire to differentiate themselves from the riff raff. Sounds dumb to me and you, but their are plenty of doctors, lawyers, bankers, and celebs that won't buy anything else once this is released. It will be a status requirement.

And then every joe and jane that can puke up a grand for a phone will have one too, because their favorite star has one.
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We are what we post. Even in jest, you have just painted your character for all to see.

You are right, StruckPaper.  I regret making the comment I did.  I appreciate you calling me out and apologize to the forum.

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You are right, StruckPaper.  I regret making the comment I did.  I appreciate you calling me out and apologize to the forum.

Why? It was funny, and also pretty accurate in a stereotyping generalization kind of way. You didn't invent the stereotypes. Demographics did.

post #100 of 103

 Even Mg Siegler at techcrunch is saying this might be true, and iMore too.

post #101 of 103

More of a bronze shade could look decent. Choices can be a good thing. Would need to see it in person (and that's never a bad thing with an aesthetic choice anyway).

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And all second hand!

When it's expensive second hand they call it "vintage".

post #103 of 103

Sorry Paul, I didn't know you were the grammar police  - it's (<--correct use) an opinion written in haste.

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