With the gold iPhone 5S having become the subject of much talk in recent weeks, the mooted handset has once again made a premature appearance in picture form. Expected to be formally unveiled alongside the budget iPhone 5C on September 10, the iPhone 5S is a direct follow-on to the iPhone 5.
Shown in what is claimed to be a ‘champagne’ gold hue, the iPhone 5S looks set to land with a body identical to that of its predecessor. With the same 4-inch form boasting a two-tone brushed metal and glass back, the leaked images shows a handset with identically positioned power connectors and SIM port as the existing iPhone 5.
With the iPhone 5S long believed to be heading to market in “6-8 colours,” recent reports have looked to narrow down the nature of the handset’s hues.
While recent reports suggested the gold iPhone 5S would an “elegant” share of “champagne not ingot,” further insiders have suggested the seemingly high-end colour choice was made due to its easy production.
"As others have noted, gold tones are among the easiest colours to anodize, so technologically it’s an easy option to offer,” claimed insiders suggests. “It adds a bit of flash to an otherwise staid colour palette that hasn’t changed in a number of years. It’s an obvious differentiator between the current iPhone 5 and whatever its successor ends up being called."
While the iPhone 5S is expected to boast a vastly improved array of specs including a speedy quad-core processor and better camera optics, much attention has been heaped on the mooted budget iPhone 5C which will reportedly support a reduced spec, plastic body and, most importantly, a much cheaper price tag.
In a recent exclusive interview with TrustedReviews, the creator of the iPod and former Apple senior Vice President, Tony Fandell said the budget iPhone 5C will be ‘hard for Apple to do’ given its reputation as a high-end, luxurious brand.
“It is really hard for Apple to make anything low cost, so it’s going to be really hard for them to produce a low cost iPhone,” Fadell told us.
He added: “I think they should [make a low cost iPhone],” he said. “We made really low cost iPods so I think there is a way to make a low cost iPhone.”
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