Will Apple discontinue silver iPhone for future models?

trek360

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I don't think many predicted how wildly popular the gold iPhones would be. I finally got to see all three colors at the store today which helped me understand some of the buzz. Gold certainly does provide a fresh look for the line.

It made me wonder whether silver might be dropped at some point. There are muted differences between gold and silver and I'm assuming having only two color options in the 5s line further streamlines production.

Any thoughts?
 

Italianblend

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I think offering 3 colors opened a Pandora's box for apple and in the future they will offer at least 3 colors.

Wouldn't be surprised if 2 black 2 white. I don't think silver will necessarily be done but they'll come up with something similar like brushed nickel, platinum, something.
 

Icaras

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I hope not, since I always choose the white color option :D If you recall, "Silver" was simply just a change from "White and Silver" from the iPhone 5. Black and white have always been the two basic color choices since the iPod days, so I hope Apple doesn't drop it.
 

Beezy253

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I ordered a 64gb Silver. Even with gold being available when I placed my order.

It seems like Apple under estimated the sales of the Silver and Gold color in the US.. I'm sure China had tons of Gold Inventory.

Maybe that's why most US stores (Apple and most carriers) only had a few of each Gold/Silver, but an abundance of the Space Gray.
 

saving107

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Seeing the gold model in person really did change my opinion about it, Space Gray is the model most available right now and the model I originally wanted, but if I go in this week and they happen to have gold available I might get it, but if I don't then I will still be happy with Space Gray.
 

trek360

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I think offering 3 colors opened a Pandora's box for apple and in the future they will offer at least 3 colors.

Wouldn't be surprised if 2 black 2 white. I don't think silver will necessarily be done but they'll come up with something similar like brushed nickel, platinum, something.
It is a bit of a Pandora's box. I was thinking too they might come up with some silver representative that could work on the black and white. It would be hard to get rid of it completely. Unless sales get skewed to the gold which I don't think we'll see if there's a shortage now.

It does seem a little un-apple to offer a lot of options, especially when they aren't wildly different from each other like colors of the 5c.
 

Italianblend

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Yeah I'm just saying before the 4, we had no choices. Then we had a delayed 2nd choice with the 4. Now, we have 5 choices of 5C and 3 choices of 5S. Combine that with storage capacity and you're looking at 24 models of the current phone.
 

mcdj

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Historically, Apple has typically introduced more colors over time, not less.
 

rGiskard

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That new gold looks like tacky bling to me. Liked it on the 5S when it had more copper to it, but the new color is too close to real gold so it has a cheap imitation vibe to it.

Still, even the new gold looks sweet in Apple's blue leather case. Too bad the :apple: Case doesn't fix the bends.

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Historically, Apple has typically introduced more colors over time, not less.
Candy colored iMacs? Flower Power iMac?

 

Bobo03

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Seeing the gold model in person really did change my opinion about it, Space Gray is the model most available right now and the model I originally wanted, but if I go in this week and they happen to have gold available I might get it, but if I don't then I will still be happy with Space Gray.
I had decided on SG, but it is the number one choice in the Atlanta area. I have found the other colors available, but the SG goes quick.

I have always had black phones, except for that weird blue on the galaxy 3, but I just put a black case on it. Part of me wants the silver 6. I think it would nice to change things up, yet I don't want to regret it 2 months down the line.

The only color I have seen in the wild has been SG.
 

hallidc

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I don't see Apple discontinuing the silver iPhone in the future. Like others mentioned, they'd likely introduce new colours.
 

titans1127

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I wish Apple would stick with Black fronts for all phones and just have the color of the back be an option. Never been a fan of the white glass.
 
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