“Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Apple, after years of offering the iPhone in either black and white, will soon offer it in a gold tone as well.Paczkowski’s report follows a number of others from credible publications. First there was Macotakara, then there was the revered analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and the gold iPhone theory has since been confirmed by TechCrunch’s MG Siegler and 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. Add this the series of leaked gold components we’ve seen, and the color seems inevitable.
The new color option was described to AllThingsD as an “elegant” gold tone. “Think champagne, not ingot,” a source said, confirming what not seems to be somespot-on speculation from iMore last week. Sources say that the gold iPhone will feature a white face, with a gold-tone back plate and chamfered edging.”
But why? Why not? As Rene Richie of iMore explained last week, gold is one of the easiest colors to anodize on the iPhone. And it’s also one of the most popular aftermarket options for color-treatments. So why not add the color to its lineup? It’s not going to prevent the company from selling handsets, but I’m willing to bet it will help it sell a few more.