Apple might introduce a Gold coloured variant when it launches the next generation iPhone later this year, if a new report is to be believed.
According to Japanese Apple focused blog, Macotakara
, the iPhone 5S will be offered in a Gold coloured variant. This follows a report published
last month that featured purported pictures of components part of the next generation iPhone 5S which showcased two different SIM-card trays, silver and bronze/ gold coloured, leaving the slate coloured one.
While it should be taken with a pinch of salt till we see some solid evidence, the availability of multiple colour variants of iPhone has been speculated a number of times in the recent past.
This is not the first time that Macotakara has suggested a Gold coloured iPhone. A few weeks back, it had suggested
that the iPhone 5S, is likely to come in multiple colours including Gold and Green. Citing two sources, it had also suggested different colours for the purported budget iPhone. While one source mentioned that it would come in Navy, Gold Orange, White, and Grey colours, the second one indicated White, Pink, Green, Blue, and Yellow orange colours. It's interesting to note that none of them mentioned a Black colour variant.
In April, Macotakara had reported
that the iPhone 5S would come in a number of colours including Black and White, and that the cheaper iPhone will also come in a range of different colours. In January, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White had said that the next iPhone might come in multiple colours and different sizes. White had predicted that the next iPhone would come in a total of eight colours.
Case manufacturer Tactus had also shared
purported pictures of the rear shell of the lower-cost iPhone. The rear shell was White in colour and appeared to have been made from plastic polycarbonate. This in a way strengthened the possibility of the phone coming in multiple colours.