- Picture: ASCII.JP
High quality photos of the champagne colored iPhone 5S surfaced on the internet earlier this week.
They were posted by Japanese website ASCII.JP. The site compares the new gold-like casing on the new version of the device to the older white and black iPhone 5 models.
The color found on the new iPhone 5S in the photo features more of a champagne-like color than some of the other leaked pictures showing off a gold model. It is possible that Apple will release both of these colors.
Other sites such as TechCrunch, AllThingsD and 9to5 Mac have all claimed to have been made aware of this new champagne iPhone that will be launching next month.
This model was also confirmed by TechCrunch's MG Siegler last week in a new research note.
Yes there will be a gold iPhone," he said. "That's the latest I'm hearing from multiple sources after several weeks of rumors and possible component leaks suggesting the same thing. At first, I couldn't believe Apple would break from the tradition of offering the simple choice: black and white (or "slate" and "silver" if you prefer for the iPhone 5) for their flagship device."
Siegler goes on to say that gold felt a bit too gaudy, however, a few compelling arguments changed his mind about the company using the color.
He states that the gold rear shell seen in last week's leaked photo is not a completely accurate representation of the color. Instead it will be more champagne-like, rather than gold. Siegler feels that Apple is using this gold model to upsell customers in emerging markets where the company's new iPhone 5C is expected to take off.
"A number of folks have noted that a gold iPhone would likely do well in the Chinese and Indian markets as well, where the color is very popular," said Siegler. "This is especially interesting given the talk about the "iPhone 5C" being key in these markets as well, with a presumed unsubsidized lower price point."