Report: Apple iPhone 5S will have third color option

Report: Apple iPhone 5S will have third color option
The rumors are being to come out in drips, but add them all together and just perhaps we're onto something. Earlier today, we passed along the information that Topeka Capital Markets' Brian White gleaned from his visit to a "tech-supply chain company," which was that the Apple iPhone 5S would give buyers a choice of screen size. Now, a report from Japan's Macotakara says that the Apple iPhone 5S will offer buyers a third color choice besides black and white.

The report from Japan did not give an idea what the third color would be (how does electric orange grab you?). But all of these new options are Apple's way of acknowledging that for the first time since June 2007, the iPhone isn't the trailblazer in the smartphone industry. With Android buyers given a chance to select from high, low and mid-range handsets, different sized screens with different features, it seems as though Apple now realizes that it can't win in the long term by giving smartphone buyers one screen size. It's not like Apple hasn't proven that it can adapt to change as the success of the Apple iPad mini has proven.

Another part of the report in Macotakara dealt with the launch date of the seventh-generation Apple iPhone. We have heard both June and July mentioned as possible launch dates, and the report from Japan has July selected as the month when the Apple iPhone 5S will be launched. When the Apple iPhone first launched in June 2007, it was ok to have very little customization because back then, people didn't know what they wanted or needed from a smartphone. And even more importantly, people didn't know what to expect from a smartphone. After nearly 6 years have passed, people are much more knowledgeable and can make their own decisions when it comes to the specs they need and want on their phone. Gone are the days when Apple has to spoon-feed its customers, telling them that they will eat a 3.5 inch screen and like it.

source: Macotakara (translated) via RedmondPie



1. rock_rock

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Hoho, catch up Android =))

8. HASHTAG unregistered

I like your sarcasm!

14. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

After using the Nexus 4, I actually found the iPhone 5 to be a very nice phone. I've been an Android user for years, but the smoothness found in the iPhone 5 is unreal. I do miss the customization of Android though. I'm sure the iPhone 5s will prove to be a great device. Not sure why there are so many iHaters over here and only Android lovers. Can't one like both companies?

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sure do.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Depending on how you look at it there's a lot of catching up to do.

16. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sometimes I actually hope that you have a twisted sense of humor that most people don't understand, but then I read comments like this and I realize that I give way too much credit to your intelligence and probably you don't have sense of humor at all.

26. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

hahahha the best statement I've heard towards Mxyzptlk..

2. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012


12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Typing in all caps and trying to be funny just makes you look bad.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Being a troll and trying not to like other manufactures just makes you look even bad.

21. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Your comment defines all die-hard fanboys (iOS, Android, WP, etc).

38. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Really? YAY! xD

19. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

you know what's bad? When you waste your life trolling tech blogs.

36. Aeires unregistered

Bad is giving trolls what they want, attention. Mxy = troll.

35. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And it's equivalent of SCHILLER SHRILLING at top of his voice ... against competitors devices

3. papss unregistered

I like the last bit where these bloggers preach at you about Apples shortcomings

4. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010


5. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Great scott! Three whole colors?? Honestly, I'm full of doubt for this option, I genuinely don't believe the hype about extra options from Apple, the company who claims not to listen to their customers. Different screen sizes, I'm more doubtful but they might have the third color option, if I were being optimistic, but why only three? What would that third one be, grey?

6. andrewlg1990

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

And it will be called Majestic Grey.

7. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

unicorn blood silver?

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

YAWN! =_=

11. FlushGordon unregistered

Is it patented?

20. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I've been wanting a grey iPhone since the iPhone 4 came out.

23. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

They will release a silver colour this time...Apple is so predictable

25. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I assume this 3rd color will be.......innovative!!

30. Dadler22

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Is it grey? LOL

32. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

No! ! It's Pebble iBlue!

37. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

oh so now iphone wants to join the color zone? im guessing grey color.or pink

40. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

It'll probably be a revolutionary hue of gray...

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