is the iPhone 5S made out of real gold?

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  1. Blue Ivy macrumors member

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    An Apple Store employee told me today that the Champagne Gold iPhone 5S is actually gold-plated aluminum. Is there any truth to this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No truth at all. It would be too expensive and the gold would scratch very easily.
     
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Good lord :rolleyes:

    I also have a bridge to sell you in San Francisco, don't worry I own it. It's also made of real gold underneath the paint, thats why they call it the "golden gate bridge".
     
  4. soaddk macrumors newbie

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    No. But it's made of real champagne. You'll get a little bit drunk if you lick it. Or at least, that's what an apple store employee told me...
     
  5. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    No he's lying to you. It's actually 10 carat solid gold. Everyone knows that. Duh.
     
  6. lorax3 macrumors regular

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    This is what they are likely doing.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gold-anodizing.htm

     
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    The apple store employee informed you correctly. The 64 bit cpu is also powered by flying teapots and magic bedknobs.
     
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    Ahhh you beat me to it. But to answer the OP's question, I seriously doubt its real gold. The price would go up way more that $200 for the base model.

     
  12. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's totally made of gold. And the space gray is made out of gray from outer space. So cools.
     

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