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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 two new iPhones, including one that will be available in champagne gold.
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 manufacturing concerns to think of.
Let's see what gold phones look like.
Here's a rendering of a champagne-colored, or gold, iPhone 5S.
(Credit: Shop Le Monde via CNET News)
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.