Gold Versus White - Subtle Difference!

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  1. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I went down to the Apple store today to see the 5S in person and I must say that the difference between the "gold" and white one are almost non-existent.

    The shades are so close to each other that from maybe 10 feet away its hard to see what you're looking at unless they're next to each other (at which point the gold one looks like its just colored in a bit more).

    I put up my white iPhone 5 next to it and the differences were really minimal. I'd say it's the same as seeing a white piece of paper lit up by a daylight light bulb (silver) and a warm light (gold). Basically just the tint slightly.

    So if anyone here is expecting a BLING BLING phone that's going to make Mr. T jealous, you'll be disappointed.

    On the other hand, I am glad to see that gold is a valid choice that still maintains elegance and professionalism and isn't too "flashy" for a serious user.
     
  2. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

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    Was actually glad that the gold iPhone 5S isn't bling bling gold, but a subtle 'champagne' gold that I was looking for. Gives it a much premium look, not a ghetto look .
     
  3. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I must say I'm very very satisfied with my purchase.​
     

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  4. britneyfan macrumors 6502

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    What's the story of how you got it?!?!
     
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    Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I was the fourth person in line in at my local Apple store . My plan was to start the line at 4 am . But something told me to check it out around midnight and there's was a few people in line so I decided to join . There was only one iphone gold available for my carrier and luckily the three people in front of me wanted the black one and white ! I was so happy when I got it in my hands . Lol. I'm such a nerd.

    Happy camper
     
  6. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I was the fourth person in line in at my local Apple store . My plan was to start the line at 4 am . But something told me to check it out around midnight and there's was a few people in line so I decided to join . There was only one iphone gold available for my carrier and luckily the three people in front of me wanted the black one and white ones ! I was so happy when I got it in my hands . Lol. I'm such a nerd.

    Happy camper
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I really like the light shade of gold. Looks much classier than bling bling gold.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    From the beginning, the champagne gold to me is obviously very classic, never mind that sum people here first heard gold immediately went ewwwww.

    But now with actual pictures being taken, am going to the other way, the champagne gold maybe a little bit TOO MUTED! what's the point of gold vs silver if one can't tell the difference from a normal distance? I think I would like a little bit tinny more blink.
     
  9. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    I will wait to get my gold Buick, before I buy a gold iPhone,maybe when I am 80!
     
  10. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    Looks great!
     
  11. iLuvMyMacToo macrumors regular

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    On the next episode Kim Kardashian gets a gold iPhone 5s :eek:
     
  12. d123 macrumors 68000

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    As will all the other Z-list reality TV "stars". It's one reason I didn't choose gold.
     
  13. Gregintosh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is that a red case for the gold iPhone? Why get the new color if you're going to cover it up??
     
  14. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I bought apple care . For now I'm going to use it with the case because it's new ,but eventually I'm rocking it naked .
     
  15. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    I like the gold back surface.

    What I'm not fond of is shiny chamfered edge and home button ring. It reminds me of the glass and gold furniture that was in a furnished condo my family bought circa 1986.
     
  16. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    The gold is very much a clean and elegant color. Even the website makes it look more gold than it truly is. They did a great job and I'm happy I went with it!

    (I was 5th in line, lucked out and got the last one).
     
  17. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Post more pics. Everyone wants to live vicariously through you! :p
     
  18. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    And you're going to cover it in a red case. Hmmm.
     
  19. jdmass macrumors member

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    I agree. I was no. 20 in line and managed to snag on of the last ones. The understated color fits well with the whole minimalist IOS7 approach, I think.
     
  20. WestCoastPro macrumors newbie

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    We know, we've seen the pictures.

    Likely a transaction via credit card, cash, or check through an Apple Store or authorized retailer.
     
  21. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I will later on tonight .

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    Lol I know right . I went to the Apple store and added Apple care that way I could go caseless !
     
  22. Knowimagination macrumors 65832

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    I want the gold one so bad, but I am afraid I am going to have to compromise so I am not without a phone for multiple weeks.
     
  23. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    This is my white 5 vs my gold 5s.
     

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  24. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    I love my new gold! Only had 2 at my closest Apple store. Managed to get one of them! I was 8th in line...

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Nice ! Congrats . Did you just get those today ?
     

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