First high-res images of champagne gold Apple iPhone 5S shell surface

First high-res images of champagne gold Apple iPhone 5S shell surface
The iPhone 5S is expected to be announced on September 10th, and chances are it won’t change its appearance a bit. It will be just like the iPhone 5, except for one new thing - a brand new color version. Call it champagne, call it gold, the new iPhone 5S color seems to already be in production in China, and this is the first time we see such high-resolution images of its rear panel.

It’s a full assembled back, with two strips of white plastic on the top and bottom, with the cutout for the new camera with dual LED flash, an upgrade over all previous iPhones since the iPhone 4 that came with a single LED flash.

Apple has picked a great tonality - it’s not too posh or kitsch, but rather it looks refined and a bit aristocratic. We are still not certain gold would be on everyone’s wishlist, but at least it looks good. What do you think, would you get it?

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Another thing iFans will try to brag about

12. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No one day without iGold Rumor. PA, please stop it , we all feel nauseous.

18. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

It looks beautiful I must say but I want Android and a bigger screen on it.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's absolutely and utterly gaudy and garish and deserves a stint inside a compactor of sorts recycled with other wasteful product.

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

rather buy a golden Nokia phone. but still looks the same like all other iPhones

47. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Although I have no plans on buying using or asking for this phone. I must admit that is one good looking phone. I used to have an old champagne sanyo Katana dlx. I kept around until all the paint chipped off. (Back in my treo 755p days)

2. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012


3. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Enough with the f**king iphone,we know it's a good phone but that's just enough!!!!!!

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And it seems like almost everything about this new iPhone has leaked. So all news is just some color changes. Even if it is based iPhone 5 design language, it does look premium unlike iPhone C which is giving a little glossy plastic feel. but either way iPhone 5S will be a hit and i personally think it will be better than usual Apple's offerings because of newly slight UI revamped iOS 7 with some pretty cool features like multitasking and a finger print scanner, also improved camera with better law light photography. I am pretty sure the new iPhone deliver its purpose as always by not being awesome in spec and all other department but still deliver great user experience that almost all iPhone and average users would have expected and wanted.

35. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Low light photography* Law means the rules and rights made by govt. To be precise

36. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I like "law light" better anyways. The next iPhone will bring the LIGHT OF JUSTICE through photography!

41. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I know I lt was just a typing mistake.

31. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

On a related note, since August 17 (i.e. the past week) PhoneArena has published eleven stories concerning the color of the next iPhone.

4. Doctor_Drei

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

is it real this time?

6. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Seriously!? Come on phone arena, I love tech news as much as you do but this isn't news. This is the 500th article on the iPhone 5S that is just pictures of the iPhone 5S. It looks the same as always. Lets talk about the Next Lumia in line, or the Z30 and BB's fate. Lets talk about how Motorola is trying to start slowly with bringing some forces back to the great U.S. of A. Lets not look at the iPhone 5S for another 500 times please.

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

so now they have a classy iphone color

8. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

white w/ gold? Instead make a light brown base and over it - Gold/Champagne aluminium plates...

17. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011


38. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That would make for one sophisticated looking iPhone.

10. ericomc33

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Do not be deceived, there is nothing like iPhone......

14. nikeutzz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

This is a platic case. What iphone 5s? Iphonearena. My granpa can fabric a platic case in garage

15. nikeutzz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Make decent news!

16. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I like it! But the white strips basically make it girls only.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

WTF? Another iPhone news? PhoneArena, more iPhone news, at least bring something new like the Sony Honami or the HTC One Max or the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but no more flat pancake iPhone!

27. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

There were more leaks of the Z1 (metal frames, this time), but it's not on PA.

23. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Looks like a new color is the only thing new with the 5s line of toys

29. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Dont like apple but the color doesnt look that bad

30. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What is this ridiculous news PA? This is fake hype.. Or biased publicity...

39. kyledharvey

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

That's the ugliest damn thing I've ever seen. Ever. WTF happened to Apple's design department? When did asthetics get thrown out the window for Apple, Inc.? First they release iOS 7, which is actually burning out my retinas in the upper left hand corner of my screen as I write this, and then THIS, there are no words for how hard Steve Jobs would've slapped Jonny Ive for this atrocity. (This is why I'm no longer an Apple iOS fan, I'm still putting along with my SGS2, and yeah, it's time for an upgrade... and Apple isn't even close to producing a product that I'd even remotely consider.)

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