iPhone X Comes Only in Space Gray and Silver With No Sign of Gold

Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater introduced the iPhone X, and said the high-end smartphone will be available in Space Gray and Silver, despite multiple rumors recently about a so-called "Blush Gold" colorway.


For perspective, the less expensive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in an all-new gold finish, and beyond the plastic iPhone 5c, every model since the iPhone 5s has been available in at least one shade of gold.

Yesterday, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple may be encountering some production issues with the gold iPhone X, which could explain why Space Gray and Silver will be the only colors at launch.
Due to component supply constraints, we estimate current production of the OLED iPhone at less than 10k units per day, which means the model will remain in severe short supply for a while. Furthermore, we estimate that the gold version of the OLED iPhone will encounter some production problems and will initially be available only in extremely low volume. There is even a chance that the gold version will go on sale at a later date than the other versions. However, we believe these shipment delays will have a limited impact on the shares of Apple and its supply chain members.
Kuo predicted that the gold iPhone X would either be available in "extremely low volume" or go on sale at a later date, but it's unclear at this point if Apple will introduce a gold model to the iPhone X lineup in the future.

Apple has introduced new colors for already-released iPhone models in the past, like the (PRODUCT)RED special edition iPhone 7, so it's certainly a possibility the iPhone X could eventually come in gold.

iPhone X can be ordered starting Friday, October 27, with in-store availability starting Friday, November 3.

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24 weeks ago
To be honest I kind of expected this, if it weren’t for the Blush Gold rumors and reports, I would have thought it would be 2 colors only.
It makes manufacturing the X easier and it is more fitting to have classic style colors.
But I do still think it would have looked good in gold, perhaps we’ll see more colour introductions in the near future.
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24 weeks ago
That copper-gold color will pop up once momentum and sales take a dip :)

Edit - Also, for black I wish they had opted for a jet-black look with silver stainless steel sides.
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24 weeks ago
The iPhone X seems like a F-up to me, the whole new 8/X range should have had the same full screen design with just a feature set difference.

The 8 should have been an upgraded 7 in the new form factor, and the X should have had all the new goodies like Wireless charging, Face ID etc only.
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24 weeks ago
No touch ID = No buy. Goodluck with the junky face ID.
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24 weeks ago
Yep. Blush Gold is fugly.
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23 weeks ago
1300+ for iphone x 64gb and 1500+ for 256 cad thats almost the same price when i bought my imac 3 years ago... damn thats way too expensive.. an average not poor/rich guy like me cant buy that maybe just maybe when they release a new one next year & price go down..
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24 weeks ago
Probably dropped it as yield was so low for X anyway. No 512GB either, which is more of a surprise.
[doublepost=1505253555][/doublepost]Silver for me, although I’m genuinely considering the 8 Plus
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23 weeks ago

What color are you guys getting? I'm going with the white and black since we haven't seen that since the 3GS.

The 5c had a black front panel with a white shell too

Think keeping these to two simple classic options is fitting for a phone celebrating the anniversary of the line and breathing new life into it at the same time.
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23 weeks ago
Love the silver X!!!
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24 weeks ago
I wasn’t a fan anyway.
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