Is the Gold color for the iphone 5S all the same?

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  1. KimJonNumberUn macrumors regular

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    I swear when i exchanged my 16 for a 32gb the gold color wasnt as "vibrant" compared to my original one.

    IT seems a bit dull. usually shining it aginst sunlight or something brings out the gold more too but not so much with the one i have ....

    anyone else have something similar or are my eyes just screwed?
     
  2. Señor macrumors 6502

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    Happy to be of service!

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    No, I never heard of something like this before.
     
  3. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    Never thought I'd own gold but the reality is I got one just cuzz it was a good deal and I don't really care for it. It's in an Apple leather case anyway. The champagne would be a better name for it it does look dull and rather flamboyant. Silver is way more Apple like.
     
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    There's always variance in production. I had two ipad airs side-by-side (both white) and one was a clean white, whereas one had a yellow tint (making it look mother-of-pearl).

    Look at all the retina screens: some are white, some yellow, and some uneven.

    It's completely possible one gold finish looks different.

    The genius-bar swap on my iphone 5 (slate) looked diff compared to my original. Original had this titanium glow on the chamfered edges whereas the replacement was completely black.
     
  5. KimJonNumberUn thread starter macrumors regular

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    should have kept the orignal one I had opps....:(

    ah well, best not go on a exchange streak I suppose? :p
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Champagne is a brand, Apple wouldn't have been able to use it without legal implications ;)
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Actually it is the term used exclusively for sparkling wines that come from Champagne and are produced under the rules of the appellation. It means the sparkling wine was produced in the Champagne region of France employing the méthod champenoise.

    In most countries the appellation "Champagne" is restricted, and cannot be used as a designation for any other sparkling wine.

    It is not, however, a brand. And it is a color...so Apple can use the term, as can anyone else, to describe that particular color. :D


    Really...much more than anyone wanted to know...The Annoying Pedant Strikes Again!:p

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  8. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I surely will not make a mistake like this again :D
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Sorry...a bad case of logorrhea! :eek:
     
  10. KimJonNumberUn thread starter macrumors regular

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    so mine isnt dull, its jsut a different shade?
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    I bought a gold iPhone 5s then so suddenly I became a gold digger. Is this a normal? :apple:
     
  12. KimJonNumberUn thread starter macrumors regular

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    heres a pic i should ave posted the pic in the first place
     

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  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Looks normal to me. Under some lighting conditions, gold can be very subtle and difficult to distinguish from silver.
     
  14. virginblue4, Dec 29, 2013
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    As you can see here. Same phone but as you can see, they look totally different depending on angle. The first photo could easily be mistaken for silver.
     

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  15. KimJonNumberUn thread starter macrumors regular

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    you rock your iphone with just a sleeve? u got balls

    thanks for taking the time to shoot a couple pics for comparison
     
  16. virginblue4, Dec 29, 2013
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    virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    No way! I just took the case off for the photo! Even though I have AppleCare+, I'm still not brave enough to ditch the case.

    And no problem :)
     
  17. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Mines looks a little dull as well, especially when it's in a clear case.
     
  18. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Cases are for wimps. :p

    I kid, but I prefer the feel of naked. Also, this thread just rekindled my excitement. Just purchased a gold 5S (have space gray currently, bleck) last night. Should be here this week!
     
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    What a nice first post, enjoy your stay on MacRumors, won't last long. :eek:
     
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