What happened to the Champagne color on the iPhone?

dilap

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When the 5S was announced they called the gold color 'Champagne'. When you try to buy the iPhone 6, there is gold, silver and space grey. Where is champagne? Also the 5S specs list the color as champagne. What happened? Where did it go? :eek:
 

Truthfulie

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When the 5S was announced they called the gold color 'Champagne'. When you try to buy the iPhone 6, there is gold, silver and space grey. Where is champagne? Also the 5S specs list the color as champagne. What happened? Where did it go? :eek:
Gold is new Champagne
 

Tyler23

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The sequel to Orange is the new black.n:D

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When? People always look at me weirdly when I say champagne iPhone
Where did Apple ever officially, in print, call the Gold 5s "Champagne?" I believe it may have been said at the 5s Keynote, but Apple.com has always shown "Gold."

The press release for the 5s called it gold, as does the compare iPhone models page.
 

dilap

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Where did Apple ever officially, in print, call the Gold 5s "Champagne?" I believe it may have been said at the 5s Keynote, but Apple.com has always shown "Gold."

The press release for the 5s called it gold, as does the compare iPhone models page.
Champagne was on the website, I remember almost buying it and selecting Champagne
 

Mercenary

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Always been gold. They wanted to use the term champagne but legally they can't. It's a protected name which means to call something champagne it must be made in the champagne Region in France.
 

dilap

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Always been gold. They wanted to use the term champagne but legally they can't. It's a protected name which means to call something champagne it must be made in the champagne Region in France.
Oh really? I was wrong. My memory wasn't the best
 
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Anitramane

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Always been gold. They wanted to use the term champagne but legally they can't. It's a protected name which means to call something champagne it must be made in the champagne Region in France.
That only applies in the european union right? So apple could call it champagne in the rest of the world.
 

HenryDJP

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Oh really? Maybe I was wrong. My memory wasn't the best
I don't mean to sound "mean" but yes you were wrong. They've never called it champagne. It's always been called gold.

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Always been gold. They wanted to use the term champagne but legally they can't. It's a protected name which means to call something champagne it must be made in the champagne Region in France.
I'm pretty sure that only applies to sparkling wine. Not the color.
 

Eggtastic

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champagne is a terrible color. i don't see why car companies still produce champagne colored cars still (maybe the grandma's of the world rally big time for this color behind closed doors).

anyway, i know it doesn't matter to me because i went with space gray, but as for the "gold" color, it would have been nice to see a legit gold color and not champagne. again, to each their own.
 

kmj2318

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I believe Champagne was just used as rumor, mainly to soften the blow of a GOLD iPhone. "It's not gold, it's more champagne." Sure enough, Apple always just called it Gold.
 

TJ82

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Gold name was daft.

It attracts childish negativity to a phone that is probably the nicest and most classiest looking of them all. Yet now people call it tacky - purely because of the 'gold' name.
 

dilap

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I don't mean to sound "mean" but yes you were wrong. They've never called it champagne. It's always been called gold.

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I'm pretty sure that only applies to sparkling wine. Not the color.
Ok then. No need to snap back like that, I admitted I was wrong. On the contrary I agree about the trademark, you can't trademark a color for General use
 

stasha

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the term champagne was ussually used to describe the mild colour of this gold because people could think this was a yellow gold,but its a champagne gold. now that all people know that its not yellow gold everyone no need to say its champagne. everyone know apple's gold colour is champagne like colour.
 

HenryDJP

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Ok then. No need to snap back like that, I admitted I was wrong. On the contrary I agree about the trademark, you can't trademark a color for General use
Who said Apple was trademarking a color? Also you must've missed the part when I said, "I don't mean to sound "mean". I wasn't snapping at you. I was clarifying my post so you wouldn't take it that way. You still did.
 

darngooddesign

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Gold name was daft.

It attracts childish negativity to a phone that is probably the nicest and most classiest looking of them all. Yet now people call it tacky - purely because of the 'gold' name.
What name should they use for a gold colored phone? Metallic yellow doesn't really roll off the tongue.
 

dilap

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Who said Apple was trademarking a color? Also you must've missed the part when I said, "I don't mean to sound "mean". I wasn't snapping at you. I was clarifying my post so you wouldn't take it that way. You still did.
I was saying that it was mentioned that you can't put champagne on a product unless your product was from a region in France. That would be trademarking the name/color. What did you even need to write
I don't mean to sound "mean" but yes you were wrong.
Did you even have to respond?
 

mtneer

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No they aren't. Do you think some tiny island country cares about France?
Maybe. But does Apple care about sales in some tiny island country? If the term champagne is trademarked even in a few Western industrialized world, that should be good enough to deter Apple.
 

dmccloud

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No they aren't. Do you think some tiny island country cares about France?
Actually, "champagne" is a global trademark, and using it for an electronic device would be a violation of its global trademark. It's no different from "Coca Cola", "Pepsi" or "McDonalds" in that regard.

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Ok then. No need to snap back like that, I admitted I was wrong. On the contrary I agree about the trademark, you can't trademark a color for General use
You can trademark a word used to describe a specific type of sparkling wine made in a specific region of France though. You seem to think that the color came before the beverage, when the color was actually named AFTER the beverage.
 
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