Apple changes up colors: 'space gray' comes to iPhone 5s & iPods

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in iPhone edited January 2014
This year's flagship iPhone will no longer come in black and slate, as Apple has instead switched to a lighter shade dubbed "space gray." The same color option is also now available on the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle.

Space Gray


The new "space gray" iPhone 5s will join the silver and gold models when Apple's flagship handset goes on sale next Friday, Sept. 20. Last year, the iPhone 5 was available in white and black.

The change means the iPhone 5s is no longer available in true black, with Apple instead opting to change the aluminum back and sides to a lighter shade of gray. The glass back and front of the device remain black.

The new "space gray" color option is not limited to the iPhone 5s, however: Apple also launched new iPod models on Thursday featuring the new color. Gray versions of the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle are all available to purchase from Apple's website.

One device that doesn't come in "space gray" is the newly announced iPhone 5c. Apple has instead opted to take a more colorful approach with its polycarbonate iPhone, with vibrant shades of green, blue, yellow and red being joined by a white option.
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  • Reply 1 of 55
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,947member
    Sounds like BMW color: Space "Gay"
  • Reply 2 of 55

    First-gen throwback, and I feel fine.

  • Reply 3 of 55
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    No black 5c was interesting.
  • Reply 4 of 55
    Have to see it in person. Last year I pre judged the silver/white before seeing it and I really think It looks nicer than the slate/black.

    Maybe this will be a hybrid of the slate and silver ?
  • Reply 5 of 55
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,338member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fallenjt View Post



    Sounds like BMW color: Space "Gay"



    Very intelligent post.  You must be the pride and joy of your parents.



    Perhaps you were just on the wrong website.  Based on the childish level of your post, perhaps you're better off here:



    http://spongebob.nick.com

  • Reply 6 of 55

    I love how when the plastic iPhone is released its called polycarbonate but when talking about any polycarbonate Samsung phone its plastic. And yes, the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 are all polycarbonate.

    I really like the move towards  dedicated processors for specific tasks. Similar to the X8 and S800. It's definitely the future.

  • Reply 7 of 55
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    I've read every hands-on first impressions review that I could find and I haven't found one that thought the 5C felt cheap or the gold/champagne 5S was gaudy/tacky. Most first impressions I read said the 5C is how you do plastic, smilar to the Lumia's. And all of them said the fingerprint scanning worked perfectly. This is the thing with Apple; they don't do a lot at once but what they do, they do right. I'm sure competitors are and will be out in full force mocking these devices so I hope Apple has ads ready to go. And I hope they continue to ignore the competition in their ads.
  • Reply 8 of 55

    It's interesting.  I wonder if Apple will change/offer the iPads in these colors?  Well, specifically, the Space Gray.  I could see a retina Space Gray mini in my hands...

  • Reply 9 of 55
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,947member

    iPhone 5c is a joke imo. Since they differentiate 5s from 5 for new colors, why don't they just keep 5 as a mid-tier? I can understand that they don't need to make 8GB 5c for lower tier because of the 4s, but would it have to be 5c for this year? I don't see Apple selling a lot of iPhone 5c in the next few months with current price scheme and no China mobile carrier subsidy

  • Reply 10 of 55
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,947member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post

     



    Very intelligent post.  You must be the pride and joy of your parents.



    Perhaps you were just on the wrong website.  Based on the childish level of your post, perhaps you're better off here:



    http://spongebob.nick.com


     

    Sorry if that offends your sexual identity. I didn't mean it in a sexist way. That's how many Asians pronounce Gr to G. No offense.

  • Reply 11 of 55
    I think I'll get this gray model; from the renderings on their website it looks nicer to me than the other two. The golden one looks nice, then it looks tacky. And when I come back to the site it looks nice again. It's a toss. Or not; I'll get the grey one. Or do what some 5C shoppers do, get all available colors.
    nexusphan wrote: »
    I love how when the plastic iPhone is released its called polycarbonate but when talking about any polycarbonate Samsung phone its plastic. And yes, the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 are all polycarbonate.
    I really like the move towards  dedicated processors for specific tasks. Similar to the X8 and S800. It's definitely the future.

    Then how come a Samsung feels plasticy and Apple feels solid, well build, natural? This cannot be fanboyism. I'll take a pepsi smartphone-case test to prove I can tell the difference.
  • Reply 12 of 55
    Space gray is the new black, literally.
  • Reply 13 of 55
    This year's flagship iPhone will no longer come in black and slate, as Apple has instead switched to a lighter shade dubbed "space gray." The same color option is also now available on the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle.

    <div align="center"><img src="http://photos.appleinsidercdn.com/space-130910.png" border="0" width="660" height="396" alt="Space Gray" /></div>

    The new "space gray" iPhone 5s will join the silver and gold models when Apple's flagship handset goes on sale next Friday, Sept. 20. Last year, the iPhone 5 was available in white and black..

    That's news to me... I always saw it advertised as "charcoal."
  • Reply 14 of 55
    fallenjt wrote: »
    Sorry if that offends your sexual identity. I didn't mean it in a sexist way. That's how many Asians pronounce Gr to G. No offense.

    Methinks he doth stomp his foot and pout too much!
  • Reply 15 of 55
    fallenjt wrote: »
    iPhone 5c is a joke imo. Since they differentiate 5s from 5 for new colors, why don't they just keep 5 as a mid-tier? I can understand that they don't need to make 8GB 5c for lower tier because of the 4s, but would it have to be 5c for this year? I don't see Apple selling a lot of iPhone 5c in the next few months with current price scheme and no China mobile carrier subsidy

    Be prepared to be shocked shitless before Christmas. The 5C will be a runaway success... Although I find the camera specs on the 5S to be highly tempting come upgrade time!
  • Reply 16 of 55

    "CUPERTINO, CA—At a highly anticipated press event at its Silicon Valley headquarters Tuesday afternoon, tech giant Apple officially unveiled to the public a panicked and completely idea-free man."

     

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/apple-unveils-panicked-ideafree-man-at-launch-even,33814

  • Reply 17 of 55
    jfc1138 wrote: »
    No black 5c was interesting.

    Get the 5C in white and slip on the black cover for a nice contrast... It really is a nice combo.
  • Reply 18 of 55
    theonion wrote: »
    "CUPERTINO, CA—At a highly anticipated press event at its Silicon Valley headquarters Tuesday afternoon, tech giant Apple officially unveiled to the public a panicked and completely idea-free man."

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/apple-unveils-panicked-ideafree-man-at-launch-even,33814

    I especially liked the oblique reference to Steve Jobs at the end of the article.
  • Reply 19 of 55
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    philboogie wrote: »
    I think I'll get this gray model; from the renderings on their website it looks nicer to me than the other two.

    I prefer the black style of the previous model:

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    Maybe it won't show up scuffs so easily but I liked the darker shade.
  • Reply 20 of 55

    And nobody realizes that this is likely a direct response to the iPhone 5 scuffing issues at launch?

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