Well this is unexpected..

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  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

    venomgt95

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    Just looked on Apple's website and i noticed that you cant get the iPhone 6/6 Plus in Gold or 128GB anymore...why?

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  2. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    This was discussed before. They stopped allowing gold except for the new 6S and 6S+
     
  3. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But..why?
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Probably to cut costs, make people buy new model.
     
  5. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    I don't know.... If I were to guess? Apple is thinking,well... "If you want the more unique colors,get our newest model". Smart actually...... Their thinking is...if you want it bad enough,you'll pay for it"
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Cost and moving new units, like an above poster noted.
     
  7. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Its not like the gold color costs more to make than the other two colors.
     
  8. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    But the 6 shell is different than the 6S and they would have to keep anodizing 3 different colors more instead of just 2.
     
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    As the poster above me said, it isn't the same as the 6S, and more importantly, it is an issue of managing stock of a bunch of different colors and sizes, and of course wanting people to get the new one. Buy used if you want Gold.
     
  10. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't, but if they can get people to fork over an extra $100 for the latest model in gold, then they're going to do it. Or at least give it a shot and see how sales are.
     
  11. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Two words: marketing & sales
     
  12. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Well they are different materials.

    This is how pretty much all products, of any industry, roll though. You want the fancier colors? Buy the new one then.
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's cheaper for Apple to make 4 different iPhone 6/6+ color/size variants than it is to make 9.
     
  14. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Will they be missing out on a lot of sales in only having 4 variants as opposed to 9?
     
  15. applewatch macrumors regular

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    But why male models?
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm sure the bean counters factored that in. The folks that wanted a 128GB or Gold model will either settle for 64GB or silver/space gray, or they'll upgrade to the latest and greatest.
     
  17. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Phones don't have genders.
     
  18. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    Doubtful. Anyone who has their hearts set on Gold or 128GB will buy a 6s. Anyone who doesn't care about the latest processor probably doesn't care much about color or maximum storage either.
     
  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Not likely. People who buy last year's models do so because they are price conscious. They are less likely to care about what color their phone is.
     
  20. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say he was quoting zoolander.
     
  21. jaw3net macrumors regular

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    If you really want the 6/6+ Gold, your best bet would be to check with your carrier (in-store and online). They MIGHT have it in stock still. Though you might be out of luck given today is the launch of the new models.


     
  22. applewatch macrumors regular

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    Your limb is correct. Hopefully that limb is a hand model.
     

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