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The Rose Gold iPhone 6s models account for up to 40% of total pre-orders

The Rose Gold iPhone 6s models account for up to 40% of total pre-orders
When the iPhone 5s launched two years back, fans went crazy for the then-new Gold model, which sold out the quickest in most markets that it launched. Human beings seem to have an affinity to precious metals even though the iPhone 5s wasn't comprised of any actual gold, and with the announcement of a Rose Gold color configuration with the latest iPhone models, it was always likely to be the most popular once more. Whether it be Gold, Rose Gold or even White, iPhone fans have long enjoyed the novelty factor offered by an alternative shade. With early indications that the Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus is the most popular among early adopters, KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo has backed this by suggesting that between 30 and 40 percent of pre-ordered devices bear the new finish. 

In the run-up to the launch of Apple's latest handsets, it was speculated that Cupertino could be opting for a pink flavor of the device. An interesting prospect that we'll no doubt see at some point in the future from Apple, the arguably more palatable tone of Rose Gold is the actual product of the pre-announcement rumors. 

Keeping users interested in its flagship handsets is critical for Apple, particularly when the time comes for the incremental 's' upgrade. While certainly not as much of a leap as this time last year when the redesigned iPhone 6 took center stage, the iPhone 6s is still generating the usual hype. Whether this will be reflected in sales is a matter to be determined over the next few days and weeks, of course. But with China being in receipt of the 6s and 6s Plus from the very beginning this time, one suspects that more records will be broken when the count-up has commenced.

Kuo expects Apple to shift 10-13 million units over this initial weekend, which is somewhere in line with Wall Street estimates. Meanwhile, yield of the Rose Gold casing, along with the new Taptic Engine and backlight module, are said to be adversely affecting production as the Mac maker tries to churn out as many units as possible. 

Are you picking up the new iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, or are you skipping this bump and instead waiting for the iPhone 7?

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 25 Sep 2015, 08:30 8

1. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


*cough* pink *cough*

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 08:50

3. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


It does look more pink, but that pink sure is sexy.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:39 1

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Only to a girl.

Rose Gold has different shades. I prefer the more darker tne that looks like a reddish/brown copper tone like this -http://jewelrista.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ElaineroseGold.jpg

It's a nice shade where it would be more unisex vs looking more feminine.
Not saying apple's is ugly. It just looks more pinkish which is found in lighter shades of jewelry and its very feminine.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:43 1

9. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Yeah that true rose gold color actually looks good. Apple can call that new iPhone rose gold all they want, but we all know it's pink.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:25

16. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Sounds better than "rose aluminum."

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 08:37 1

2. TNBorg (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Sep 2015)


Hey my lady's is en route today - if she's happy I'm happy! :D

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:57

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 24332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's wassup bro. That's man stuff right there. +1

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 12:10 1

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


How's your 6SP darkk? Mine is all good to go. :)

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 19:38

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 24332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


All good, fully restored and popping. I'm loving 3-D Touch, especially in the photos app. The new Taptic Engine replacing the old system was super smart. It's much more detectable. 92 gigs available, 70 on my Air 2, and 45 on my Note. I'm all good.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:09 1

4. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


and every other manufacturers be like: "hey, we badly need to do rose pink too!" (,--)

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:24 3

5. Raghesh (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Sep 2015)


Because that is the only ascetic change that differ from iPhone 6 to 6s. People could easily identify that "oh that's the new iPhone 6S".

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 13:57

30. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Youre right.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:25 1

6. Carbo (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Aug 2015)


Samsung already sold "rose gold" smartphones (S4, GN3, and maybe others).

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:50 1

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yep they also hada Rose Gold Galaxy Gear, which wasn't pinkish.

http://www.wonderoftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Galaxy-Gear-Rose-Gold.jpg

http://cdn.cultofandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/image1.jpg

As they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

I don't remember who that one very expensive company is, the one that layered many phones with actual real 24K gold, They started this.

The best looking gold phone to date is still the White/Gold iPhone 5S.
http://shop.ee.co.uk/content/dam/everything-everywhere/images/SHOP/Devices/apple/iphone_5s/5s_page_specs_img_16x9.jpg.eeimg.800.450.medium.jpg/1411401789554.jpg

Even though I like my gold colored S6 Edge+, white and gold together when done right looks as good as black and gold which was my school colors.

It would have been nice if for the iPhone 6, they simply took the 5S and made it larger. That would have looked awesome!

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:40 3

8. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, yes as its the only way the iPhone fans can say, how look I got the new 6s without it why upgrade

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:49 3

10. gaming64 (unregistered)


A.K.A. Feminist galore model.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:24 1

15. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Not that there's anything wrong with that. If roughly half the population is female, why not appeal directly to them? Sales, sales, sales.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:26 1

17. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Last time I checked half of guys who are straight wear pink shorts, pink shirts, heck I have even seen 100% straight guys with pink jeans. Seriously welcome to 2015, you can come out any time you like from 1990s.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:32 1

18. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


We're all conditioned though. Girls are supposed to wear pink, boys blue and black and grey and well, pretty much anything. I just can't imagine 40% of male buyers going for the pink one.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 11:00 1

23. TerryTerius (unregistered)


While that may be true, I don't think it's wise to assume that girls just love the color pink. That doesn't really pan out in reality, at least not in my personal experience.

Eh, if a man feels emasculated by a color and thinks it makes him weaker or somehow changes his orientation that's his problem. Wear and use what you like.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 11:02

24. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Unless you live in Russia or North Korea ye you cant. Otherwise colour prejudice doesn't exist that much in the western world. Same s**t was said about white phones 5-6 years ago. No way a big macho man will ever buy a white gay phone. Now its a standard.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 11:34

26. TerryTerius (unregistered)


I don't mean to be pedantic, but I think you meant that the other way around lol. I was wondering for a good minute or two why it would only be culturally acceptable to have a pink Phone in Russia or North Korea.

I guess it depends on your generation, your household, your beliefs, and where you were raised. A lot of dudes still freak out at anything they perceive to be effeminate or unusual. To a certain extent I understand it, but on the other hand I don't get how material possessions are equivalent to gender identity. I could understand if some flamboyant dude was walking around with rainbow tights and heels on, but it's rarely that obvious.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 15:07

33. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I personally dont like any light color on a phone as its tend to get dirty really fast.

So for me its Black , Dark blue , Dark red ect but nothing too light.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 09:51 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 24332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


In 10 minutes, I'll own a 128 gig gold 6S Plus. I wanted the silver, but they don't have it in 128. I'm about to own the 2 best phones of 2015. Note 5 and ip6s+

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:52 1

20. TerryTerius (unregistered)


Lucky man, and good taste! I won't be picking up my iPhone till late next month since I had a slew of random issues pop up in the past two months. I have the Gold Platinum 64 gig S6 Edge+ and I'll be upgrading my iPhone 6 to a Gold 128 gig iPhone 6 plus.

Although... I'm considering getting the Sony Xperia Z5 premium when it comes out. Or even possibly the BlackBerry Priv. I'm really unsure about either of those though. Guess I'll know when the reviews come out and I can play with them in the store. I might give my edge to my younger brother, or sell it. I kind of got a thing about being drawn to less common devices.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Who knows.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:13

13. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Not a surprise, most iPhone owners I know are females.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:20

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Your comment makes less sense that Jaden Smith

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 15:09

34. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Why?

IF most of the iphone owners he know are females its okay.

Most iphone owners i personally know are also female. ( more than 75% ) but its dont make it a standard worldwide.

I beleive the big 40% is mostly because of China they really like shiny thing over there.

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:33

19. cnour (Posts: 1396; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


I'm an iPhone owner, and I have a huge .......

posted on 25 Sep 2015, 10:54 3

21. TerryTerius (unregistered)


Amount of student loan debt?
Pant size?
Collection of Digimon paraphernalia?

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