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High-Quality Photos of 'Champagne' iPhone 5S Rear Shell Surface

Japanese website ASCII.JP [Google translation] has posted new photos allegedly showing the highly-rumored gold color configuration for the iPhone 5S, comparing the device’s casing to the traditional color options of the iPhone as well as offering a solo photo from the device’s rear. The color of the device appears to be in line with previous reports that stated that the device would have a “champagne” color palette as opposed to an ingot gold look.

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Over the past few weeks, numerous reports have added to the growing chorus of claims for the color option of Apple’s upcoming device, with notable tech journalists such as TechCrunch's MG Siegler indicating from his sources that the iPhone 5S would be offered in a gold color. Following that report, AllThingsD and 9to5Mac also reported that gold would indeed be a new option on the device as well, and this latest leak seems to be consistent with those reports.

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Apple will reportedly unveil the next-generation iPhone on September 10, with likely to introduce not only the iPhone 5S but also a lower-cost plastic "iPhone 5C". Both devices are also rumored to launch in the first wave of markets on September 20.

Update: AppAdvice has posted some additional high-quality photos of the rear shell of the upcoming 'champagne' iPhone 5S, this time fully assembled with the pill-shaped dual-LED flash window pictured. The site also has a number of part photos depicting the volume buttons and SIM tray.

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Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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12 months ago
Actually looks pretty nice.
Rating: 43 Votes
12 months ago
Rating: 18 Votes
12 months ago

Look at the font of the word "iPhone" between and white and gold. They aren't the same font. I don't see Apple having different fonts on the back of the phones. I'm sure there is a gold one coming but I'm not convinced that this is it.


Um, the other two phones are iPhone 5. Font might be have changed for the new models.
Rating: 15 Votes
12 months ago
I agree with everyone in this thread. This is way better than the "gold" renders we have seen.
Rating: 13 Votes
12 months ago
As i said in the other thread. Some of those shots make it look like a Mac.

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Look at the font of the word "iPhone" between and white and gold. They aren't the same font. I don't see Apple having different fonts on the back of the phones. I'm sure there is a gold one coming but I'm not convinced that this is it.


Matches iOS 7.
Rating: 12 Votes
12 months ago
Why do all these new iPhone 5S leaks show the back? I wanna see the home button.....
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago

Whilst I like the look of it, let's not pretend this is innovative.


It's a bloody new colour! Are you seriously suggesting that Apple should stay with the same colours forever, because a new colour is not "innovative"? I mean if new clothes designs were only allowed if they were "innovative", we would still wear the same clothes as 100 years ago.
Rating: 10 Votes
12 months ago

I might be the only one that considers the Goochi iPhone to look horrible.


That's because you almost always post something negative.
Rating: 8 Votes
12 months ago
I might be the only one that considers the Goochi iPhone to look horrible. Its a nice color for a wedding but I don't think it fits with electronics.

Much like the **** brown Zune or puke green.
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago
BGR has a story on this where they say:

The shell shown in the pictures is painted a light champagne color, which seems to confirm rumors we’ve heard about the gold iPhone 5S having a much less gaudy shade of gold than many people had expected.


My question is why did people mock up gaudy shades of gold in the first place? Did people really think Apple was going to release some blinged out gold phone? When the silver and black versions are matte/muted tones? Really?
Rating: 7 Votes

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