Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release a gold-colored iPhone 5S. This rumor is said to be 'confirmed' by multiple sources. And, yes, there are pictures of case components. It's clearly totally believable; so that's all right then.
But did anyone stop to wonder why Jony Ive would permit such a tawdry, vomit-hued bauble?
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers froth themselves into an inevitable lather.
Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: Maslow's Heirachy updated for the 21st Century...
MG Siegler comes right out and says it:
Yes, there will be a gold iPhone...I’m hearing from multiple sources.
I was told...that the actual gold iPhone would be...subtle in color. Think: less “gold” and more “champagne”...more like the old gold iPod mini.
I think one more reason why we’re seeing this golden iPhone now may be related to the rumored “iPhone 5C”. ...color seems likely to be a key differentiator. MORE
David Deliaval offers these photos of the alleged chassis:
Nous avons de nouvelles photos...du nouvel iPhone. ... Les photos que nous avons pu obtenir montrent un châssis de couleur Or / Gold. MORE
Jon Fingas noticed them, and wants to believe:
If [they] are accurate, you'll get some variety soon... and some bling.
While it's difficult to verify the snapshots...this doesn't look like an aftermarket project. ... As a result, we won't be surprised if we see a flashy gold iPhone at Apple's rumored September 10th event. MORE
But Derrick Curry isn't impressed with the pictures:
It also looks like urine more than gold. MORE
So Mike Beasley looks to emerging Asian consumers:
However, gold is a popular color in the China market, which could give the iPhone 5S an even bigger boost in sales. MORE
Wow. Rocco Pendola is totally unimpressed:
Initial reaction from the tech-geek ether, gold is big in China, therefore a gold iPhone would be big in China.
If, however, you have anything resembling a long-term field of vision for this company, you best be concerned. ... I knew Apple would change when Steve Jobs died. ... That said, I never thought I would see this sort of...pathetic attempt at stealing low-hanging market share. MORE
Meanwhile, Ned Hepburn offers this colorful metaphor:
The golden iPhone will probably inspire more nerd boners than Olivia Wilde in a geisha outfit.
Of course, this is Apple that we’re talking about — and the Apple rumor mill is pretty ****ing ridiculous. MORE
And Aubrey Johnson sees what Jason Kincaid did there:
Wow, the gold iPhone sounds Ausome. MORE
And Finally... THIS!