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The latest Apple iPhone rumor mill throws out another curve on the design of its next-generation iPhone which will reportedly be revealed on Sept. 10. Sources now say that Apple is planning to sell, including one that will be .
People are scratching their heads and muttering, "why gold?" Some theories include: Apple is trying to keep its iPhone classy, there are manufacturing issues related to color, or maybe it's an attempt to break into the Chinese market in a country where its citizens love that color for their digital gear.
But building a champagne gold iPhone may not be such an easy task, there are
Let's see what gold phones look like.
Here's a rendering of a champagne-colored, or gold, iPhone 5S.
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If you think that gold is a completely new color for iPhones, think again. While Apple hasn't produced one yet, tech fashion designer Stuart Hughes built an iPhone 5 that's covered in gold and studded with diamonds. It retails for a mere $15.3 million.
French Apple site Macboutic posted photos of an alleged gold-colored iPhone rear casing that shows the rough design and where the components will be places.
(Image: Macboutic (via CNET)
If you're a BlackBerry fan and want to match the gold iPhone, it will just cost you $26,700 — available from the UK's Porche Design.
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Don't think that champagne gold smartphones are anything new. Motorola released the colorful additions to its KRZR K1 phone in 2007.
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Most Apple products attract the glitter anyway. Here's Stuart Hughes using his gold iPad.