Unreleased gold iPhone X shown off in FCC filing

Unreleased gold iPhone X shown off in FCC filing
An FCC filing by Apple reveals an unreleased gold iPhone X. Before the September reveal of the device, the iPhone X was expected to be available in three colors, among which was set to be a new gold variant. Unfortunately, this model never materialized despite a number of dummy units appearing. Due to an FCC filing, however, it appears Apple did initially have plans for the device, perhaps hinting at a future release.

The filing in question was under a 180-day confidentiality period which has now expired, opening up the device images to public viewing. As can be seen, the variant retains the black glass panel up front, although the rear glass now sports a soft gold color which is nearly identical to the Gold iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models. In addition to this, the stainless steel frame of the iPhone X has also been painted gold, albeit a much more saturated color. Now, it’s worth noting that initial plans for the device were reportedly shelved before launch due to production setbacks, with a number of reports expecting the gold variant to go on sale at a later date. Coinciding with this, a leak from last month claimed the company was working on a new color variant for the premium device, dubbed “Blush Gold,” although the color shown off in the leaked images does not match up to that of the device in Apple’s FCC filing. In any case, this new variant is expected to give sales a slight boost before the introduction of the next generation of iPhones that are due in September. Speaking of which, a recent report claims the company’s next flagship device will be the most expensive yet

Nevertheless, even if the company decides not to launch a gold iPhone X variant, Apple does reportedly have plans for a gold-colored iPhone X successor. For now, however, the company appears focused on its recently-announced PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 8 line.

source: MacRumors

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1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Now I'm sure they will sell more iPhone X devices

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Umm, the filing for this was done 180 days ago, or 6 months ago. So Apple from the looks of it is not actually releasing a gold iPhone X. This is what it would look like.

3. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm interesting but what's the point of this now? Are they going to quietly add another color to sell, along with removing the 6s series from the Apple store?

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I guess anything is possible. But the better question is why does it matter or so what if they did. Supply and demand or demand and supply

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why couldn't they have had this color at launch? Why Apple, just why!!! Apple and Samsung, both need to stop this delayed color release crap. Product red iPhone 8, also should've been released day one.

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

There is a Lotta reasons and one of them is probably so they can make sure they have enough supply to meet a demand at the launch. It would also make sense to add different variants later on to rejuvenate sales which every time are a lot more at lunch and slowly fizzle out before the next one arrive. Buffys companies have been at is a long time and are pretty good at maximizing the sales on the phone

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Exactly. Red paint is in short supply. Almost extinct actually. Good on apple to protect the world.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro lol

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's a lotta reasons, your post made no sense from a consumer standpoint dude.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So agree

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You buy black, then 5 months later a blue model comes out, that you like more lol.

10. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

I agree! Im hoping this year Apple would be able to produce gold iphone X/X+

6. gamehead unregistered

Why would Apple wait until now?

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