Customers who want to purchase an iPhone with a gold finish will need to purchase either the new iPhone 6s or the iPhone 6s Plus as Apple has discontinued gold finishes for all other iPhone models, including the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s.

Going forward, the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s will only be available for purchase in Space Gray or Silver, reserving the Gold and Rose Gold colors for the company's new flagship iPhones. Apple has confirmed to The Verge that the gold color options are no longer available for older iPhones.

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With the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has dropped the prices on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s by $100. The iPhone 6 now starts at $549 for the 16GB model, while the iPhone 6s starts at $649. The two iPhones are also no longer sold in 128GB capacities.

The iPhone 5s is also still available for sale as Apple's low-priced iPhone option, purchasable in a 16GB configuration for $0 with a two-year contract or $49 for 32GB. With the iPhone 5s representing the lower-end of the iPhone lineup, the colorful iPhone 5c has been discontinued.

Top Rated Comments

Slippery Gimp Avatar
80 months ago
The 5C has been unapologetically discontinued.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdillings Avatar
80 months ago
Or is this purely an up-selling strategy rather than a technical issue?
This is Apple. The answer should be obvious.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZacNicholson Avatar
80 months ago
the Persians are going to be pissed
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
80 months ago
But when will samsung has rose gold as an option for its galaxy note plus edge s z sos
Next year along with "3D-S Force S-Touch"
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
80 months ago
So is gold colour anodization actually more complicated or expensive than other colours? Or is this purely an up-selling strategy rather than a technical issue?
I'd say both an upselling and cost-cutting strategy. It's cheaper to offer only two color options for older models than three, especially with there being 3 older models available.

The good news is that Gold iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6+ owners will enjoy increased resale value.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
myrtlebee Avatar
80 months ago
The rose gold iPhone is easily one of, if not the most, hideous thing I've ever seen Apple release. Can't decide if it's the color alone or the white antenna bands that ruin it for me. It does appear that the original gold color option has gotten more yellow in hue, which would have looked great with a black bezel.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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