Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold Apple 'iPhone 6s' could look like

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in iPhone edited July 2015
Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."




In a post to Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, discovered on Friday by AppleInsider, a user shared the above pictures of an iPhone rear shell that has been painted a rose gold hue. While the part has been presented as a possible "iPhone 6s" component, the design of the shell is identical to the current-generation iPhone 6, meaning the image is faked.

While the "iPhone 6s" series is expected to feature a largely identical design to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, new parts leaks out of the Far East have shown tweaked internal layouts for presumably upgraded components, as Apple has historically done with its "s" handset models. The new leaks come not coincidentally as rumors out of the supply chain have suggested production of the next-generation iPhones has begun.
Rumors have suggested that Apple plans to make the 'iPhone 6s' available in rose gold, joining the current lineup of white, space gray, and a more traditional shade of gold.
Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities was first to report in May that Apple plans to add a new rose gold color option with this year's new models. And so while the above image is simply a painted iPhone 6 component, it does offer an idea of what a new rose gold "iPhone 6s" might look like.

Kuo also indicated that the next iPhone will feature 2 gigabytes of RAM, as well as a higher quality 12-megapixel camera. The new iPhones are also expected to support Force Touch input, currently found on the Apple Watch and latest MacBooks.

The new color option would presumably bring Apple's total number up to four, joining the existing gold, space grey, and silver.

Apple first introduced the "gold" color with the iPhone 5s beginning in 2013. However, iPhone models to date have not been made of actual gold, unlike the luxury Apple Watch Edition which is made of 18-karat gold and starts at $10,000.

When he revealed Apple's plans for a rose gold "iPhone 6s," Kuo did not indicate whether the device would be made of actual gold like the high-end Apple Watch, or if it will simply resemble the color found on the Apple Watch Edition.

Other changes to the new handset are said to include a new design with different casing materials and a restructured internal design, addressing the supposed bending issues that affected the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Fake iPhone colors and customizations like the one above are, of course, nothing new, especially in China. Below are a few other iPhone modifications spotted on Sina Weibo by AppleInsider.

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  • Reply 1 of 23
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,469member
    I'd rather see the normal gold with a deep red face instead of white. Or something like that.
  • Reply 2 of 23
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    That doesn't look rose gold to me. It looks pink.
  • Reply 3 of 23
    netroxnetrox Posts: 1,050member
    Doesn't look like rose gold at all... totally pink.
  • Reply 4 of 23
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,543member
    Knowing Apple's care for details and aesthetic choice, it would not select this shade of color as rose gold.
  • Reply 5 of 23
    That my friends is pink
  • Reply 6 of 23
    chadmaticchadmatic Posts: 285member
    I want to pour it into a wine glass and drink it.
  • Reply 7 of 23
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,670member
    chadmatic wrote: »
    I want to pour it into a wine glass and drink it.
    It is more like the color of what would come back up after a couple of those glasses. Euech!
  • Reply 8 of 23

    Ah, I wondered when the limited edition diamond studded Rolls Royce model was coming, looks like it's about to hit!

  • Reply 9 of 23
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,034member
    wood1208 wrote: »
    Knowing Apple's care for details and aesthetic choice, it would not select this shade of color as rose gold.
    why look further? Watch Edition Rose Gold is here. That's the color.
  • Reply 10 of 23
    uraharaurahara Posts: 585member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iphone 3gs View Post



    That my friends is pink



    Yeah. Really girly.

  • Reply 11 of 23
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    That certainly is not rose gold.
  • Reply 12 of 23
    jollypauljollypaul Posts: 328member

    Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?

    Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!

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  • Reply 14 of 23
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member

    Looks like shit, just like the gold iPhone 6 "mockups" before the real thing came out, which looked 1000x better. 

  • Reply 15 of 23
    urahara wrote: »
    iphone 3gs wrote: »
    That my friends is pink


    Yeah. Really girly.

    Needs a "Hello Kitty" background screen.
  • Reply 16 of 23
    mr squidmr squid Posts: 58member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

    Looks like shit, just like the gold iPhone 6 "mockups" before the real thing came out, which looked 1000x better. 




    The actual shiny beige iPhone still looks awful, even if it is better than some of the pre-release guesses.  I don't really care what colours Apple uses for their next model, as long as at least one of them looks good.

  • Reply 17 of 23
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,415member

    Do you honestly think that this color

     

     

    looks like this one?

     

  • Reply 18 of 23
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,380member
    Ah, I wondered when the limited edition diamond studded Rolls Royce model was coming, looks like it's about to hit!

    This made me chuckle, as Brit transplant I used to use the phrase 'Rolls Royce quality' until I was corrected by a native here who explained in the USA you say 'Cadillac quality' ... having seen GM cars I decided I'd simply stop using the phrase rather than adapt to such a terrible alternative LOL.
  • Reply 19 of 23
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,380member
    urahara wrote: »

    Yeah. Really girly.

    Which might appeal to a customer base that is pretty large ;)
  • Reply 20 of 23
    This made me chuckle, as Brit transplant I used to use the phrase 'Rolls Royce quality' until I was corrected by a native here who explained in the USA you say 'Cadillac quality' ... having seen GM cars I decided I'd simply stop using the phrase rather than adapt to such a terrible alternative LOL.

    Being a native, I'd have to say that don't compare so you made a good choice. Or just keep using Rolls Royce quality and ignore the ignorant attempts to correct you :)
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