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iPhone 5S rumoured to come in gold

Apple could be set to add a third colour option to its smartphone range in the form of a gold iPhone 5S.

Japanese Apple blog Macotakara referred to “a source that can be trusted” when it claimed that the next generation of iPhone would come in gold as well as the usual black and white.

It might sound ghastly and distinctly un-Apple-like (can you imagine the combination of gold and the new pearly iOS 7?), but in fairness this isn’t the first source to have pointed to a possible golden iPhone 5S.

Rumours of additional colours for the next iPhone, which is otherwise said to be very similar (externally at least) to the iPhone 5, have been doing the rounds for some months now.

More specifically, just last month BGR published images of a number of components said to be lifted from the iPhone 5S production process. One of those was a SIM tray that came in a shade of – you guessed it – gold.

The Japanese report also carries claims that the often-rumoured cheap iPhone model will come in the same six colours as those iPhone 4 bumpers that everyone needed to be able to make calls back in the day. That is: black, white, pink, orange, blue and green.

This would certainly support yesterday’s Reuters report, which suggested that the new affordable iPhone would come in a choice of five or six colours. That report also claimed that the phone would cost $99, presumably on contract.

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