More Claims of 'iPhone 5C' Name, iPhone 5S with 'Gold' Color Option and Home Button Changes

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    Following a report late last month that appeared to show plastic retail packaging representing the rumored low-cost iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara is reporting that "iPhone 5C" will indeed be the name of the device. The "C" designation would presumably refer to the various color options available on the rumored lower-cost device.

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    The blog is also reporting more details on the iPhone 5S, including claims that the phone will be available in a gold color option, and that the camera on the phone will remain at 8 megapixels, but will feature a wider f/2.0 aperture to capture more light while taking photos.

    Several photo leaks have previously shown alleged iPhone 5S parts in a color variously described as "gold", "bronze", or "champagne", although the legitimacy of those parts has not been confirmed.

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    Rendering of iPhone 5S in black, silver, and "gold"(Source: Mac Otakara)
    Also, the report says that the iPhone 5S will run on Apple's custom A7 processor, and that the rectangular mark on the home button of the phone will be removed, something that may be consistent with a report earlier from yesterday saying that the device would feature a new sapphire-covered convex home button housing a fingerprint sensor.
    Apple will reportedly unveil the next-generation iPhone on September 10, but it is still unclear whether the event will focus singularly on the iPhone 5S or include the announcement of the lower-cost iPhone as well.

    Article Link: More Claims of 'iPhone 5C' Name, iPhone 5S with 'Gold' Color Option and Home Button Changes
     
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    It might be more real than you think...
     
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    5S just coming with JUST a "gold" color option. Ohhh boy. I can see the the ads now making fun of the "gold" color from Samsung.
     
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    gold? I don't recall any apple products in history being in gold color.
     
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    Gotta say, I don't really get the gold color thing. Although it would match the color that my iPhone 4 screen is turning.
     
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    That gold color looks awful. I really hope this is a joke. Although if the iPhone C was sold strictly in developing markets it might sell well.
     
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    Hip hop artists are going to go nuts
     
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    Gold???? Why that color? Makes no sense. I think the Gold claim is just made up to throw in some fake news with the real ones.
     
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    iPimp my iPhone.
     
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    Of all colors the eye can see and they went with gold???
     
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    The gold iPod mini was the worst-selling color option for that device. Then it was dropped from the second gen iPod mini.
     
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    I'm calling bull on the whole article if the source is saying Gold is a third color. Considering all the great things Apple has done over the years design wise I just cannot fathom them doing a Gold iPhone.
     
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    I've been wanting my phone to match my gold grill


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    Gold... are you serious? This must be a joke.
     
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    And Sir Ive okayed this monstrosity?
     
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    Can I get it in platinum? That's my nobel metal of choice.

    Anyways, more than the change of color, I object to the removal of the iPhone's home screen icon. It's not rectangular - it's app icon shaped. And it's not coincidental, either. It's the button that takes you to the home screen, where all your apps are.

    I don't believe Jobs or Ive would approve of the iconic iPhone button losing its logo. It's the defining feature of the iPhone's front side. Without it, the iPhone is nothing more than a generic touch screen phone. The app icon on the button is the only bit of branding on the face of the phone.
     
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    gold color option? I'm sold
     
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    8 megapixels...still? 3 years and no advancement in whats probably one of iPhones most used features?
     
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    The parts that have shown up have been variously described as gold, bronze, and champagne, but I think champagne is the most accurate description. Still not sure those parts are legitimate, but Mac Otakara's source seems to think so.
     
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    I don't quite agree with a lower cost iPhone. :(
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but to me that photo makes the gold look more like 'mustard.'
     
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    That's what I'm asking myself right now. :(
     
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    if it were the limited legend of zelda edition iphone, i'd maaaybe consider it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Megapixels aren't everything. Dual flash and a wider aperture are both advancements.
     

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