Gold casing and other parts leak for the Apple iPhone 5S

Gold casing and other parts leak for the Apple iPhone 5S
On Thursday night, we passed along some more speculation about the next Apple iPhone that came from well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI. Recently, we told you that Kuo expects the next iPhone to include a fingerprint scanner in the home button. Yesterday, Kuo mentioned that we could see an Apple iPhone 5S loaded with 128GB of native storage. Kuo also expects Apple to add a gold color option to the traditional black and white that the iPhone has been offered in.

Earlier this month, we showed you pictures of the volume control buttons and the silent/vibrate toggle switch in what was called a champagne color although it could actually be seen as being gold in color. Now, a French technology site has leaked new pictures of what are allegedly parts of the Apple iPhone 5S done up in gold.

The slideshow below shows off the casing and you might notice the absence of the Apple logo on what would be the back of the unit. The source of the photos explains that the logo was blurred voluntarily which right away raises our suspicions about the legitimacy of the parts. That doesn't mean that there won't be a gold colored Apple iPhone 5S on the way, it just means that you should cast a wary eye on some of the pictures below.

source: Macboutic via (translated), RedmondPie

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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. GeekMovement unregistered

I have a feeling people are going to really like this gold version because it makes the handset look more premium. Women in general.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Just think if this gold iPhone got scratch.

27. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Somehow, I suspect the case scratch issue is going to return with the gold cases.

16. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

lol ! covering sh!t things with gold .. Fabulous Ideas. Next ==> Gold charger, Gold Earpiece and Gold Usb Cable.

21. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

well then it will go great w/ ios 7 which looks like a little girl themed it.

22. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oh I see!, so apple is targeting Gold business also.. Pity the can't save their company from falling so they innovate and put their business into gold and jewelry firm.

2. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I agree with nr.1 that this is a woman smartphone. Smart move by Apple as women also usually don't care so much about specs but rather about the design (of course there are exceptions). I am curious about the detailed specs of the device as I might go for it. But I certainly won't by a golden one, lol :). I am chasing the white one.

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Follow up to the iWomenphone.

4. TNesmith

Posts: 13; Member since: May 05, 2013

I agree with the iWomanPhone. On top of that this phone is shouting at the top of its lungs, "STEAL ME!." Isn't the iPhone already the top stolen smartphone as it is? Now it's f**king GOLD?... I don't know... It'll sell like crazy though....

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol also the top 'lose it toy' ... how many times i have found iPhones at party's, yes found lol ....

5. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I am pretty sure that men will also be attracted to a gold phone. It's not a gender specific color. Besides, I would think the targeted demographic for a gold phone would be those who want to give the impression of affluence. This will probably be most popular with teens, rappers, athletes, etc ... Not like it is going to be real gold or anything unless there is a Dulce and Gabana version.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I, personally, may send my personal concierge out to procure a gold iPhone so as to enhance my "baller" status. I'm kidding. Mine will just be the black version.

10. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I can imagine wannabe gangster white middle schoolers with rich parents bragging about their $W4GG!N gold IPhone bling.

13. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

S'what I'm sayin'!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

128 gig white for me.

26. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

White looks nicer anyways. It's a pretty solid choice if that color is offered for whatever phone you want.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's one very EXPENSIVE phone/case

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That is gonna look tite.

12. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i see what you did there...

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol +1

14. TidusWulf unregistered

reminds me of the Dolce and Gabanna Razer flip phone from back in the day

15. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

If it looks the same as the iPhone 5, the gold colorway will sell the most because it will immediately tell others that you have the iPhone 5S and not the 5.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That does make sense +1

20. stealthd unregistered

This just seems fake. Gold doesn't seem to fit Apple's usual style.

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol same chitty design... same fail... lol atlease now, itll be worth something

24. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I can already see my friends bragging about their innovative gold color

25. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I wonder if they made changes that could make its battery last more than it currently could? If not, then this is pretty ridiculous. Prioritizing luxury over usability. Well, what do I care? This is obviously aimed for the 1%.

28. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Gold is sooo gipsy, as well as aple

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