Consumers favor Apple's rose gold iPhone 6s Plus with early preorders, Hong Kong sells out

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  • Reply 101 of 115
    netrox wrote: »
    Who said that pink is not for men?!?!? 

    Insecure men, would be my first guess.
  • Reply 102 of 115
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,689member
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    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

     

    The anodized aluminum Sport is matte, whereas the Edition is shiny, but this has little to do with the appearance of their respective colors, which are very different. In person, the "rose gold" Sport is light pink and has almost no warmth--I call it pink; the rose gold Edition is very warm in appearance--I'd call it a reddish shade of gold. On a retina display, Apple's website has the two watch models looking quite similar in color, but IMHO only the Sport edition is rendered anywhere close to accurate (as judged in person).




    I have seen the watch sport in anodized rose gold color.  I saw Friday night at the Apple Store.   Before I ordered a rose gold iPhone. On the phone there are places, like around the buttons, Apple logo, and other places that are polished, and are not matte.   The main surfaces are matte as you say.   My comments are based on having seen the sport watch, and have nothing to do with Edition Rose Gold watch.

     

    The shiny parts give it a different feel than a purely flat, matter anodized rose gold would be.  They impart the warmth of rose gold.   Sorry you disagree.

     

    We'll see when the actual phones show up how the total thing looks.

     

    I am secure enough a man to not let a pink tinged phone define me.

  • Reply 103 of 115
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,689member
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    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

     



    "What's in a name?" Pink by any other name looks just as feminine.

     

    The color of the "rose gold" Watch Sport looks closest to the iPod on the left.

     

    I'm not colorblind and I write from firsthand experience.




    The apple watch rose gold does not look like any of those.

  • Reply 104 of 115

    Well, I just ordered a Rose Gold 6S and will use it with pride. I'm secure enough in myself as a man to use a Rose Gold (or Rose Pink) phone. To me it looks pretty sharp, and it's new. Did the 12 month deal, so if I don't like it I can change next year or simply buy a case to cover the Rose color, but doubt I'll cover it.

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    Originally Posted by netrox View Post

     

    Who said that pink is not for men?!?!? 


     

     

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    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post





    Insecure men, would be my first guess.

     

    Well, I just ordered a Rose Gold 6S and will use it with pride. I'm secure enough in myself as a man to use a Rose Gold (or Rose Pink) phone. To me it looks pretty sharp, plus it's different and new. Did the 12 month deal, so if I don't like it I can change next year or simply buy a case to cover the Rose color, but doubt I'll cover it.

     

     

    Sharp:

  • Reply 105 of 115
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    Originally Posted by spheric View Post



    Never had a case on my iPhones. Never worried about scratches.



    Will have a case on the 6s for the first time - the Apple leather case.



    I was considering the Apple silicone case (the leather version is too slippery), but instead went with the Tech 21 EVO Mesh Sport. Aside from a solid level of protection from drops (iLounge.com),  I like being able to see the back of the phone through the semi transparent rear of the case.

  • Reply 106 of 115
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by netrox View Post

     

    Who said that pink is not for men?!?!? 




    Just to make your point, one of the best "sports entertainment" wrestlers ever:

     

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  • Reply 107 of 115
    cpsro wrote: »
    Skullduggery has nothing to do with it. In person, the colors of the rose gold Watch Edition and Watch Sport look nothing alike. The Edition looks gold with tinge of rose/pink, while the Sport looks just pink (light pink). People who haven't seen them both in person have no solid basis for commenting about their similarity.

    Okay, I'll ask the big question: Is Jony colorblind?

    re skullduggery, you'd made a comment that the sport has no actual gold in it. as if that were somehow relevant when discussing its color.

    re color blindness -- Jony isn't their color person. the design team has a color specialist.
  • Reply 108 of 115
    bluefire1 wrote: »

    Then they hide it under their iPhone case.

    so? it doesn't have to be for show. I got the color I like, for me to enjoy, despite it being in a case. it pleases me just knowing it is the color I want, even if I only see much of it when outside its case.
  • Reply 109 of 115
    boredumbboredumb Posts: 1,418member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by netrox View Post

    Who said that pink is not for men?!?!?


    Insecure men, would be my first guess.

    I'm a man (I've been tested), I'm not 'insecure' (I don't think), and I'm very fond of pink (not so much for my devices, however).

  • Reply 110 of 115
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,998member

    I am not alone in calling out Apple on this "rose gold" marketing b.s.

    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-semiotics-of-rose-gold

    http://************/2015/09/16/opinion-emperors-new-clothes-rose-gold-iphone-6s/

     

    If your name is John Legere or otherwise what you want is indeed a pink iPhone, "rose gold" is your choice!

  • Reply 111 of 115
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,779moderator
    cpsro wrote: »
    I am not alone in calling out Apple on this "rose gold" marketing b.s.

    If your name is John Legere or otherwise what you want is indeed a pink iPhone, "rose gold" is your choice!

    I expected the tone to be closer to the rose gold edition Watch:

    Yellow Gold Watch:
    1000

    Rose Gold Watch:
    1000

    Rose Gold iPhone:
    1000 vs 1000

    but the one on the right looks very similar to the existing gold iPhone, just with a slight hint more red:
    1000

    They went a bit overboard with the red tint to differentiate it more from the existing gold model. They shouldn't call the edition Watch and iPhone (and Rose Gold Sport) the same when they are clearly not the same color. I think using the term rose is a more sensible choice than pink but it would be a rose by some other name, like Space Rose. Rose gold jewellery seems to vary quite a bit in the amount of red so I guess it still qualifies.
  • Reply 112 of 115
    cpsro wrote: »
    I am not alone in calling out Apple on this "rose gold" marketing b.s.
    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-semiotics-of-rose-gold
    [URL=http:/2015/09/16/opinion-emperors-new-clothes-rose-gold-iphone-6s/]http://************/2015/09/16/opinion-emperors-new-clothes-rose-gold-iphone-6s/[/URL]

    If your name is John Legere or otherwise what you want is indeed a pink iPhone, "rose gold" is your choice!

    1) That top link looks metallic pink to me. You know how different lighting exposure, and even post editing can affect the perceive color, right? That color is not even close to what I see when I look at the rose gold Watch Sport. The second link is much closer to what I see in the Apple Store. You don't see all that cooper coloring in there?

    2) How long have you been on this forum? You should know that 9to5 links are blocked for whatever reason. As I've repeatedly demonstrated, there is an easy solution you can use to post the link:


    PS: [@]melgross[/@], since you have extensive experience with anodizing, do the anodizing typically use the metals in which they emulate. For example, to make a rose gold colour is cooper (or even gold) used to achieve the look, or is it just some due with the metallic look coming from the actual metal below?
  • Reply 113 of 115
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,689member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

     

    I am not alone in calling out Apple on this "rose gold" marketing b.s.

    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-semiotics-of-rose-gold

    http://************/2015/09/16/opinion-emperors-new-clothes-rose-gold-iphone-6s/

     

    If your name is John Legere or otherwise what you want is indeed a pink iPhone, "rose gold" is your choice!




    The difference is the metallic quality of it.  Especially the shiny bits around buttons, Apple logo, etc. which highlight it and make it look different than just a "pink" phone.   And yes, I've seen the watch sport rose gold in person.

  • Reply 114 of 115
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,689member

    I've had my Rose Gold 6S plus since Friday evening and it looks very coppery and not at all "pink" in the feminine sense or kid toy sense of pink.  Coppery almost salmony "pink" if you want.

  • Reply 115 of 115
    eriamjh wrote: »
    Truth in advertising: Metallic Salmon iPhone 6S

    I love it.

    Holding out for the Rainbow Trout edition.
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