Advice: Have any guys here chosen the GOLD iPhone 8/8+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleiOSUser, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. AppleiOSUser macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2015
    Hey, I’m needing your advice. I’m thinking about purchasing a iPhone 8+ in Gold. The issue is my friend who’s a girl said she sees a pink hue. I see copper, beige or bronze when I stare at it.

    My question is to any males here can a guy pull the gold off? And if you’re a guy and got the 8 did you get gold?
  2. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    I saw the gold color in stores and really liked it. My favorite gold Apple has released for sure. I hate the white front, so it’s SG only for me, but if they’d made the gold with a black front I would have chosen it for sure.

    Masculinity is what you make it. Get what you like and own it.
  3. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Lots of guys at the Folsom Street Fair had gold iPhones, if you're into that.
  4. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    If you like it go for it and don't be worried what other people will think.
  5. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    If it was gold I would. But it looks more like pink to me.
  6. kjmff5 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    It looks more pink to me. especially if you look at some youtube videos between rose gold vs iPhone 8 gold. maybe this is one of those 'is the dress blue or black' situations...

    that being said, I got it. and I got it from t mobile so I am not going to return it and pay a restocking fee...I guess time will tell how many comments I get.
  7. Strelok macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    United States
  8. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
    My wife has a shirt from Ann Taylor that is the exact same color. Not pink. Not gold. Not white. Somewhat of a combination.
  9. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Male, Gold iPhone 8 Plus owner here -

    It definitely has a pinkish hue, but this color REALLY fluctuates depending on the lighting. Like you, I at times see copper/bronze too...but trust me, there’s a little pink there. It’s DEFINITELY not as pink as the Rose Gold of years past though.

    Like others said though, if you like it, get it. Screw everyone else. I happen to love it!
  10. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    I’m a guy. Got gold. I also have been known to wear pink dress shirts. I get flirted with more when I wear pink. Maybe the gold iPhone will have the same effect!
  11. Ironman1964 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2014
    I got one. And as others have said it really changes colors in various lighting situations. I would call it more copper than gold, and if you ever look at copper it can have many different shades. There can definitely be some pinkish tones, and I admit to toying with trading it in for space gray. But I wanted something different as I always have gone for the black bezel color choice. It’s unique and I am sticking with it (c:=
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    All that matters is if you like the color, I wouldn't worry about anyone else thinks whatever you decide to choose. I have Gold and think it looks great.
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  14. border terrier macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    I’m surprised anyone takes that much interest, it’s just a phone. I was surprised how pink the gold is compared to my iPad and iPhone 6 but it’s grown on me.

    Can’t say anyone else has commented.
  15. davyh macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2017
    Just to add to the best piece of advice that has already been given. Buy what YOU like, not what the internet says you should like.

    FWIW having seen my girlfriends and swayed several times between awful and horrendous, I think it's comfortably the worst looking phone Apple have ever put out, ever.

    The gold and pinky/beige kinda reminds me of my grandmas wardrobe.

    Plenty will disagree and will sleep comfortably tonight with their gold purchase as should you if that's the path you take.

    End of the day it's a phone and no colour is gender specific.
  16. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    The gold iPhone 8/8+ looks beautiful IMHO. The best looking gold so far and the best looking color in the 8 series. Unfortunately, I don’t like white bezels and I see the bezels all the time whenever I use the phone, so that’s the most important aspect to me. Had that not been the case, I would have picked the gold and yes, I’m a guy. It does look a bit feminine to me but unlike the rose gold of the past, it does not look girly. Now, is it a problem that it looks a bit feminine? Only if you let it be so. Most people don’t care in western society at this point and if they do, they’re probably not worth wasting your time on anyway. At the end of the day, it’s just an object. An object to be used and admired. The phone isn’t you. It’s your companion. Which companion do you choose?
  17. Seanm87 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2014
    I’m gonna be devils advocate here and say you shouldn’t get the gold. The fact you’ve made this topic means you’re not comfortable with the idea of it potentially looking girly and nothing anyone on here says will change that. You’ll always have it in the back of your mind if you get it.

    I agree with everyone that you shouldn’t care but if you didn’t you would have already bought it by now lol.
  18. mrvirginia macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    I think you should get what suits your fancy. Haters gonna hate no matter what.
  19. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    These colored iPhone questions come up all the time. Is it a girly color or not. Do you guys buy this or not. For me, I’m a guy, mature adult, and I have the gold iPhone 8 Plus. I like it, I bought it, and I don’t worry about other peoples thoughts. End of story.
  20. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I pre-ordered the gold and swapped it out on launch day for a silver one. Like others have said, it looks very different in various types of lighting and the back...I dunno. I guess I was hoping it would be a little closer to a champagne color, but it’s a lot warmer and less metallic than that.

    If you like what you see, then keep it. I think they all look good, the gold one just wasn’t for me.
  21. michael9891 macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2016
    Exactly. If you like something, what does it matter what others think? Anyone that would think less of you because of the colour of your phone (ot anything else you own for that matter) are not worth your time.
  22. isaac123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2015
    Male here, bought the gold 8 plus. Not 100% sold in the pinkish back but the frame is the colour I wish the previous gold phones had been.
  23. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    i rocked a rose gold 6s for about 365 days and loved every second of it.

    I don't see an issue with the gold 8. My gf just got one and if I needed an 8 I'd cop the gold as well.
  24. nilk macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2007
    I've seen it in person a few times. To me, it reminds of that nasty yellowish color that white plastic turns after many years. I don't think it's particularly feminine, if that's your concern, but it's just ugly IMO. YMMV because I've only seen it in one type of lighting, though the photos of it I've seen agree with my in-person viewing of it. With the breakable glass black and slippery aluminum edges, I'd use a case/wrap with this phone anyway, so it doesn't matter what the back of it looks like.

    I've yet to see the silver in person, but it looks great in photos.
  25. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
    IMO the silver is the most badass color on the 8.. but for me.. I just did years with white bezels and I want a change.

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