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Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater introduced the iPhone X, and said the high-end smartphone will be available in Space Gray and Silver, despite multiple rumors recently about a so-called "Blush Gold" colorway.


For perspective, the less expensive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in an all-new gold finish, and beyond the plastic iPhone 5c, every model since the iPhone 5s has been available in at least one shade of gold.

Yesterday, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple may be encountering some production issues with the gold iPhone X, which could explain why Space Gray and Silver will be the only colors at launch.
Due to component supply constraints, we estimate current production of the OLED iPhone at less than 10k units per day, which means the model will remain in severe short supply for a while. Furthermore, we estimate that the gold version of the OLED iPhone will encounter some production problems and will initially be available only in extremely low volume. There is even a chance that the gold version will go on sale at a later date than the other versions. However, we believe these shipment delays will have a limited impact on the shares of Apple and its supply chain members.
Kuo predicted that the gold iPhone X would either be available in "extremely low volume" or go on sale at a later date, but it's unclear at this point if Apple will introduce a gold model to the iPhone X lineup in the future.

Apple has introduced new colors for already-released iPhone models in the past, like the (PRODUCT)RED special edition iPhone 7, so it's certainly a possibility the iPhone X could eventually come in gold.

iPhone X can be ordered starting Friday, October 27, with in-store availability starting Friday, November 3.

Article Link: iPhone X Comes Only in Space Gray and Silver With No Sign of Gold


macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2016
To be honest I kind of expected this, if it weren’t for the Blush Gold rumors and reports, I would have thought it would be 2 colors only.
It makes manufacturing the X easier and it is more fitting to have classic style colors.
But I do still think it would have looked good in gold, perhaps we’ll see more colour introductions in the near future.
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2014
I had my mind set on the supposedly “Black” clones, but after looking at silver or space grey, I’m thinking of silver as it remind me of my old pal 4S.

Although, I’m conflicted over saving 200$ and getting 8+ than spending it and getting X.

Anyone think if sales dip we might get something bundled in later? Maybe Music sub, AirPods or even apple care would do?


macrumors 6502
Jun 6, 2013
The iPhone X seems like a F-up to me, the whole new 8/X range should have had the same full screen design with just a feature set difference.

The 8 should have been an upgraded 7 in the new form factor, and the X should have had all the new goodies like Wireless charging, Face ID etc only.


Jul 10, 2008
Gold was ugly anyways. Totally cool with these choices.

I'm sure Apple has piles of sales data they consulted before making this choice to offer just 2 colors.


macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2004
The Black Lodge
I think the silver X looks very classy and given the fact both phones have black fronts, they look virtually the same from the front (especially when they are in a case).

As for the 8 - I'll need to see them in the flesh but they look a bit 'cheap' to me - the 'gloss' look. It is almost like Apple have gone back to 2014 colors.

IMHO space grey does not look as nice as Jet black or matt black on the 7/7Plus. I guess the glass gives a kind of jet black look. Don't get me wrong, I like space grey (I have a space grey MBP) but for a phone, hmm - going backwards...
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macrumors 68040
Jul 3, 2012
not sure i like this color... would have prefered a deep black. guess i'm gonna go for the white one.

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macrumors 6502
Dec 12, 2012
Dear Apple,

I’ve been buying exclusively Apple products for the last 16 years. So many MacBooks, iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, Apple TVs... I was on the fence about getting the iPhone X. It’s gorgeous... but way out of reach price wise... $1300+ CAD for a phone is insane.
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