iPhone 5S rumors: “less ‘gold’ and more ‘champagne'” nuance

Mockup of iPhone 5S in “champagne”

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to give credence to the extension of colors in the next-generation iPhone.

Leaked images have supported this theory, though there was no official confirmation that they were real pictures of the iPhone 5S.

Also, well-known Rene Ritchie cited his own sources in affirming the idea of a gold iPhone.

Now, TechCrunch columnist who goes under the name of MG Siegler writes that the iPhone 5S will have a housing that will have a “less ‘gold’ and more ‘champagne'” nuance.

He writes: “Yes, there will be a gold iPhone.

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. Gold simply seemed too gaudy, perhaps even tacky. But a few compelling arguments countered my disbelief. And now, upon checking, sure enough, there will be gold.”

All presentation rumors point to a launch on September 10, but so far the news hasn’t been confirmed by Cupertino.