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Old Aug 25, 2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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5S: Black, White, Gold and... Gunmetal?!

Hi,

I was reading TechRadar and they've posted an article citing pictures of a supposed gunmetal iPhone 5S SIM tray.

The link to the pictures is here: http://weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/165/165902/

I have a few theories to what this could be (order of likelihood):

1. These are fake, although they are from the same site showing the gold 5S parts.

2. These are actually just slate iPhone parts.

3. This replaces the slate iPhone and perhaps the anodising is more resistant.

4. This is a new colour.

I'm very sceptical though, as I can't see Apple releasing a black iPhone and a gunmetal one.

Thoughts?
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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I would imagine this is the tray for the slate iPhone (or fake).
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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I don't think this is real considering we have not seen any leaks like this, but we've seen countless gold ones. I think this is just for the slate model, or an aftermarket fake product
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Looks like slate to me.
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Old Aug 26, 2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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Good call OP
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Old Aug 26, 2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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If this is true, I think it looks really sleek. I personally prefer if over the champagne, gold option
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Old Aug 26, 2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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What's with obsession in color. Black or white has worked very well for so long.
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What's with obsession in color. Black or white has worked very well for so long.
Choice is always good. Sure, these colours might not be radical, but they provide more options for the consumer. I for one cannot wait to see the new champagne/graphite iPhones.
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I would buy it, even though i just got the 5 launch day.
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What's with obsession in color. Black or white has worked very well for so long.
Funny. Apple had it's best momentum when they only offered black. Android was still being laughed at and the iPhone had total domination. Do people really care more about the color vs features? Especially when many people buy cases for their phones to protect the metal from ugly scratches. At the end of the day you can make the iPhone any color you want with a protective case.
More emphasis should be placed on features; not color.
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More emphasis should be placed on features; not color.
Is it that hard to provide consumers with a few different colours?
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Choice is always good. Sure, these colours might not be radical, but they provide more options for the consumer. I for one cannot wait to see the new champagne/graphite iPhones.
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Funny. Apple had it's best momentum when they only offered black. Android was still being laughed at and the iPhone had total domination. Do people really care more about the color vs features? Especially when many people buy cases for their phones to protect the metal from ugly scratches. At the end of the day you can make the iPhone any color you want with a protective case.
More emphasis should be placed on features; not color.
features make a phone more than the color. Color should be used as a last resort effort to entice customers. The iPhone never has done last ditch efforts, and I don't think Apple is about to start, and if they do, oh boy, there is no Steve comeback this time around.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 01:44 AM   #13
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It is looking more like slate to me, we'll wait and see
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Apple does MANY prototypes ... not sure which ones would come out until they actually do
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