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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