Considering Gold for my 6S: Too Girly?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NewtonPippin, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2015
    I've had black phones my whole life: iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Galaxy S 3, iPhone 5, Galaxy S 4, iPhone 5S, HTC One M8, iPhone 6.

    I really like how iOS8 looks with a white front! But, I'm scared the Gold looks too girly. I know its just an anecdote, but every person I've seen with a gold iphone outside of MacRumors has been a girl or in one case a feminine male friend of mine. I just don't want to give off the wrong impression with it.

    Should I stick with black phones? Get the gold and just suck it up, maybe putting it in a case? Or maybe Silver is a good compromise (most gender neutral)
  2. xaqt93 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2011
    It is all based on opinion. I have had the black iPhone up until the 5S and I have had white since then. I don't like gold because I just don't like the color. I see tons of guys that walk into my store (AT&T) and have gold iPhones. It is complete a matter of what you like best.
  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    Slap an opaque case on it and it's any colour you want.
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Get the gold one. Then put a pink case on it. If you can survive that you can handle anything so take the case off. Otherwise put on a black case. Problem solved. :)
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I've seen plenty of men with the gold iPhone where I live (Phoenix).

    As to your 5s and 6 being black, just the front panel my friend. Apple replaced black with Space Gray from the 5s on.
  6. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    i got a gold 5s. nobody cares if you're over 15. just one thing: the white front makes the black framing of the screen very noticeable (until you forget about it).

    the real question you should ask yourself: do you really need a new iphone every year?
  7. 8rlee8 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2013
    At some point in your life you're not going to care what other people think. Especially something so silly like the color of your iPhone. You could be a super masculine straight male with the rumored rose gold color and not one single person is going to put much thought into it. If you're comfortable with your sexuality then it really doesn't matter what you own, right? Gold doesn't scream feminine to me. Get what you like, not what everyone thinks you should like.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Get what you want @NewtonPippin and ignore what people say.
  9. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    If you like the gold iPhone, why not get it? I'm actually considering getting the gold model if I decide to purchase the 6s. My girlfriend has the gold 6 and I've really grown to like it. I currently have the space gray 6 and while I love it, I'm thinking of switching it up. I'm 33 and really couldn't care less what people would think if I had a gold iPhone. I've mainly seen women around my area with the gold 5s or 6, but it certainly doesn't deter me from purchasing that model. If you like it, then get it.
  10. Newtons Apple, Aug 3, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The Gold phone will have a white bezel!!!

    Can not do that and you can not hide it.

    It is your phone and you got to make the choice!

    The past "shades" of gold look kinda cheap to me.
  11. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    The fact that you even asked this question means that you feel insecure about owning a gold phone. People here may answer that it is ok but you will always wonder what others may think "outside" of Macrumors (i.e. the real world). So, get a gold phone only if you really want it and you don't care what others may say. Plus, what's the point of getting a gold phone if you are going to cover it up with a case? If your ultimate goal is to get a phone with a white face then get a silver.
  12. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    I went with the gold 5s and the back to black for 6 plus. The gold color on the 6 is just different and in my opinion ugly especially with the white atenna bands. Also that color tends to attract some dbags. In the end if you like it go for it.
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It only matters what you like and see yourself as owning/using.
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    If it's the colour that you want, are you really going to let others tell you if that's okay or not? Be your own man.
  15. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Get it! I've seen a lot more men with gold iPhones and almost no women with space grey. If females are drawn towards the gold phone, wouldn't that work in your favor anyway? ;)

    Ultimately, no one cares as much as you.
  16. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    Who cares what other people think! Do you question other things about your life in terms of your masculinity?
  17. windowpain macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have a pink 5c, and occasionally cover it up with a vibrant pink case.
    I recommend the color if they make a 6c/6s in pink.

    I like it, and don't care whatsoever what people think. I suggest you do the same.
    You can spend your whole life worrying about what other people think, and then realize that they didn't really think about you all that much.. Do what makes you happy.
  18. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    I wouldn't call it girly, a bit tacky maybe but not girly.
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Gold looks great on my iPad air 2 but I will go for black for my new iPhone
  20. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Since you used the word "Scared" this tells me you should get the black iPhone instead of Gold. Because ? If you are a manly person you would have used the word "Concerned" instead of Scared. Second, why do you need strangers on a forum to give you advise ? Be your own man for goodness sakes.
  21. maflynn, Aug 4, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015

    maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Color is neither feminine nor masculine, get what color you want and enjoy the phone. You seemed to be more concerned about what others may think. Instead just enjoy what you want and forget what other think, your cannot live you life in fear of what others think
  22. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Here we go again with the girly colors. You'd be amazed at how many guys at my gym sport around gold iPhones, be it the 5S or 6/6+. I have both these phones uncased in gold. You must have some rooted issue with this girly thing. Were you ever teased?
  23. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Seriously +1
  24. benzkid89 macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2014
    Gold all the way man. I had a Gold 5s last year and picked up a Gold 6 which I am using right now. I think Gold looks great in the sea of black iPhones. I paired it with a Gold and leather back Caseology case and the combo looks great. if someone is giving you grief over a phone color they must live terrible lives.

    If I decide to stay iPhone then I will get a Gold 6S this fall.
  25. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    I am really tempted this time around to go gold on my 6s plus. I really just like the way the white front looks with iOS

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