Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

iPhone 6S tipped with wallet-shattering Rose Gold option

Apple might be working on an all-new colour option for its next iPhone, likely destined for the pockets of rich oligarchs and oil barons.

An analyst reckons the Cupertino-based company is looking to follow the Apple Watch’s suit with a premium variant of the iPhone 6S.

In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will offer a ‘Rose Gold’ iPhone 6S handset.

Unfortunately, prolific rumour-spinner Kuo didn’t detail how much the device will cost, but we take a guess.

Apple first used ‘gold’ colouring on smartphones starting with the iPhone 5S two years ago.

The company then made the switch to real gold on this year’s Apple Watch, with Rose Gold options pricing as high as £13,500.

The entry-level Apple Watch costs £299, while the cheapest iPhone 6 available on the Apple Store is priced at £539.

Considering the iPhone is, at base cost, more expensive than the Apple Watch, we could expect to see prices for a Rose Gold variant well above £10,000.

Related: iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6S

It’s not as though there isn’t a market for expensive and exclusive mobile devices; there is already a strong industry based around selling jewel-encrusted and gold-plated iPhone handsets.

Of course, we can’t say for sure that Apple wouldn’t just offer a Rose Gold colour option, rather than actually gilding the device.

This would mean Apple has a total of four colour options available for the iPhone, with Rose Gold sitting alongside space grey, silver, and regular gold.

Do you think a gilded version of the iPhone 6S is a good move for Apple? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words