If there's a gold-ish iPhone coming down the pike I have to think we're at the point where Fonzie is jumping the sharks on his motorcycle. Folks, it's all downhill from here.
Gold may be appealing on some level, but on electronics it screams bling. It screams we're trying too hard to be luxury. It screams cheesy. And the part I really don't get: How come when Apple is prepping a gold iPhone it's cool in some way, but when Porsche Design launches a gold BlackBerry we snicker (even though we can't afford 20,000€).
A gold iPhone is just nutty. A gold iPhone is as appealing as the spate of moose knuckles being spotted all around San Francisco. It's. Just. Not. Fashionable.
The really funny part is this: The gold iPhone should it play out will probably deliver huge sales. Rest assured that iOS 7 and an iPhone for emerging markets (and cost conscious folks in developed markets) will have a larger impact. But that's small comfort---especially if this gold iPhone contraption turns out to be real.