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New iPhone 6S/6S Plus will be the only versions available in gold

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Soon after Apple announced the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus handsets, the company confirmed it will be the only version of the device available in gold.

Apple has decided to discontinue the gold-coloured iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S, despite the legacy handsets remaining on sale when the newcomers arrive on 25 September (via The Verge).

The 5S, 6 and 6 Plus will only be available in space grey and silver, while the 6S and its big brother can be snapped up in gold and rose – "don’t call it pink" – gold.

So, if you want a gold iPhone, you’re going to have to buy a new one, or get it from somewhere that isn’t Apple before existing inventories have dried up.

It’s difficult to know the reasoning behind Apple’s colour-ist decision.

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Perhaps the company figures that those who’re likely to buy gold-coloured tech are flash enough to always want the newest device too?

Will you be picking up an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus in a few weeks' time? Is 3D Touch and a new camera enough to convince you to upgrade? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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