iPhone 6 gold color not really gold.. or..?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GummiBjorn, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. GummiBjorn macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2013
    Maybe I'm going color-blind.. but am I the only one who thinks the "gold" on the iPhone 6 looks more like pink or some type of other similar color. It doesn't look gold to me. If they're advertising it as gold I would at least want it to look like gold. If it was I'd buy it in an instant but as it is now I'd rather go with space grey.

    Maybe it will look differently in hand compared to the promotional pictures on their website?
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
  3. GadgetSN macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2014
    I would assume it will be the same as the iphone 5 gold i.e a champagne colour rather than jewellery gold just like those champagne colour cd decks and hifi equipment back in the day
  4. Yorrow macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013
    I tend to think like you when I look at the pictures on Apple's website, but I saw pictures on Wired and Anandtech and it doesn't seem pink or anything to me there. If you haven't seen them, here are the links :


    I think it's really beautiful there. I'm still scared that it might look a bit "girlish", but I'm going to buy a case anyway so...
  5. GummiBjorn thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2013
    Thanks for those pics. It does look more like gold there to me, but I wonder if it doesn't have anything to do with the high exposure and the strong lighting. Either way, I'll have to check out this phone in store before I decide on color.
  6. Yorrow macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013
    You're welcome. I honestly think the pictures and videos from journalists are much more "real" in term of color than Apple's picture. First, Apple's picture are maybe not pictures but only 3D renders. I don't know if it's the case for every picture but I think it's true for at least some of them. Anyway, they are photoshopped to be perfect and shoot with unreal lightning. At least with the pictures I showed you, you know it's "real". Most of the time it will look like that or darker, I don't doubt it.
  7. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    Here's walt mossberg reply about my question.


    Looks the same at a glance. But I don't have a gold 5s for comparison.


    Walt Mossberg
    Co-Executive Editor
    (202) 327-5421

    On Sep 17, 2014, at 1:11 AM, Adi Chandra Hidajat <adic@me.com> wrote:

    Hi Walt, great iPhone 6’s review on the recode.net. i have a question about the gold iPhone 6. looking at the gold iPhone 6, the back is clearly has a darker shade of colour. can you confirm that? or the gold colour is just the same as the gold iPhone 5s? thanks. hope you reply this.
  8. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2010
    The one I saw in the store reminded me of the champagne color that was popular (a while back) with cars. If you're not familiar with this, do a Google image search for "champagne car" and you'll see what I mean.
  9. abluehaze macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    I can confirm that the 6 and 6 Plus is more of a rose/pink gold. It was extremely noticeable to me the second I picked it up at the Apple store. It's SUPER feminine looking now and I assume that was the thinking.
  10. ltb7 macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2010
    the beach
    I would still say it is a champagne gold with perhaps a slight tint of pink, compared next to rose gold jewelry it looks more gold

    I find the color quite unusual in a good way and I think it is def a unisex color but being the iPhone is so slippery, a case will cover anyway - so the bigger difference is really if you want a black or white face...

    I can't imagine not getting a case for either of these models based on the design - I love the look of them so if I could I would go without but def not an option unfortunately
  11. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    I think the gold is the most beautiful iPhone this year. The other two colors look bland/dull.
  12. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    For me, it looks more goldish than the 5s when I'm indoors, but out in the sun, it looks a little pinkish - like a light rose gold.
  13. theocanada macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    Definitely pinkish "rose gold"

    Phone in hand, didn't take me long to be like "wait what? why is my gold phone pretty pinkish?"

    So, the online pictures make it look like matte yellow gold. In real life it's 100% pinkish, rose gold, bronze (whatever you want to call it). It's not so extreme that i'm unhappy, it was just a surprise.
  14. nkawal macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2011
    So I had a day 1 AT&T iPhone 6 128GB that i walked into the store and purchased. When they set it up for me in the store, i said to myself, "ohh, it not to much of a goldish color" and went about my way. The past week, i had screen issues so I scheduled an appointment at apple store and they swapped it for me. New phone from Apple is definately More Goldish, not as near as rose gold but close. I should have taken a pic of them side by side. It was definately a difference in color.
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    are you saying the gold phone at launch are different than the gold ones coming in now?
  16. Dranix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    Gelnhausen, Germany
    Yes exactly. Thats hy I call it so since the beginning and got my ip6+ in it.
  17. azdude macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2003

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