RumorTT: Apple may release iPhone 5S in gold trim according to report

Apple eyes gold as it prepares to launch new iPhone 5S. A new report suggest that the iPhone 5S may come in anodised gold as well as white and black.

Published Mon, Aug 19 2013 10:55 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Every time a new iPhone launch approaches, rumors of a gold-plated version begin circling, and while third-party companies have offered the gilded smartphones in the past, Apple has never officially released a gold version of the iPhone. All of that could change with the upcoming iPhone 5S, if a new report from VR-Zone is correct.

RumorTT: Apple may release iPhone 5S in gold trim according to report |

Citing recent leaks and a photo of what appears to be an image of an anodized gold iPhone 5 casing,the report says that Apple is looking at releasing the gold version in the Chinese and Indian markets where custom colored smartphones are becoming a bit of a status symbol.

For those of you were worried that the gold color may be too gaudy, several sources have reported that the color will be less gold and will have more of a champagne hue, which should be appealing to a much larger crowd. All reports indicated Apple will be launching the new iPhone 5S on September 10, and we might even see the budget friendly iPhone 5C on the same day. As always, stay tuned to TweakTown for the latest coverage.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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