Internally, the gold iPhone 5s was jokingly referred to as ‘The Kardashian Phone’ by some Apple employees. This fact was tweeted out by the NYT’s Nick Bilton today and we confirmed the nickname with our sources. Yes, we asked this question of our sources.
Apparently this was not a serious ‘code name’ or anything, just an internal joke.
There is a reason why it was/is incredibly difficult to get your hands on a champagne version of the infinity. Only 1 in 10 infinities made are the champagne version. A user on another forum went to Asus' headquarters in Taiwan asked why it was so difficult to get champagne version and this is what they told him. In other words, if you want a perfect infinity, go for the gold.
It’s not that much of a stretch of the imagination to believe that Apple might unveil gold, or “space grey,” iPads in the upcoming month(s). That’s why it’s quite interesting that Chinese tech site DoNews has posted photos of a champagne iPad mini 2, complete with TouchID sensor.
Not enough evidence?
Apple’s new iPhone 5s is set to go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20, and the phone is already generating a lot of buzz. The 5s is the more advanced of two new Apple iPhones, and offers a lot of technical advantages over the iPhone 5c also launching the same day.
Gold is the new black.
According to countless rumors and MG Siegler’s sources, the gold iPhone 5S isn’t just something we tech bloggers have concocted to keep this summer interesting. It’s real.
Bits and pieces of proof continue to leak out, not least of which are these newly posted images on a Japanese website.
“Gold? All over?” M asks James Bond upon hearing how Jill Masterson died in 1964′s Goldfinger. While Bond goes on to explain that the gold coating on Ms. Masterson caused her to die of “skin suffocation”, the same fate will not befall the next iPhone.