More images of the Gold/Champagne iPhone 5S leak

It seems like every other day there’s a new rumor surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5S, which is supposed to be revealed this fall. While spec upgrades and added features are the norm when it comes to these rumors we now get to see some pictures supposedly showing the champagne version of the iPhone 5S.

The images you see here come via Weekly Ascii, and they appear to show a brand new device squished between the current black and white versions of the iPhone 5. Earlier rumors suggested new colors would be in store for Apple’s upcoming devices, including a gold/champagne version and these images appear to prove that.

The iPhone 5S is expected to launch this fall with a rumoured unveiling date of September 10th. The new device is supposed to receive upgrades in terms of specs as well as new capabilities such as a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Another, cheaper, version of the iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5C is also expected to launch alongside the 5S.

Source: Weekly Ascii via: Engadget | Images courtesy of Weekly Ascii

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I'm guessing next it'll be a skin with graffiti or something for "the kids", same innards, same boring UI, same restrictions, same yawning.

It's a popular colour scheme in Asian markets and they need a way for people to realize you have an iPhone and to feel good about showing that off.

AmazingRando said,
It's a popular colour scheme in Asian markets and they need a way for people to realize you have an iPhone and to feel good about showing that off.
Which I find funny.
What do you get when you show off an iPhone 5S? Look an extra row of icons, look a new color and look a fingerprint reader.

What do you get when you show off a Galaxy S 4

Slow Motion Video
Add sound to still
Smart Stay
Smart Scroll
Smart Pause
Burst Shot
Panoramic Shot
Group Play
IR Blaster/Tv Remote
Screen Mirror
wireless file transfer/via BT/WiFi/NFC

List goes on.
I think its pretty lame to feel good about showing off a color. If that is all you're going to get for $650, you guys have no idea of the true value of money.

iPhone simply has lost its oooohhhhh aaaahhhhh factor. Now its just..."I have an iPhone" "oh".

As oppose to...I have a Galaxy S 4..."WooooooW?" Really?! "When did you get it?!" "Check out these cool features?!"

Makes this video so true and proves Samsung was not exaggerating - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJafiCKliA8

Get excited about things that are...well...not exciting.
What I do see that you all should be excited about is...very slooooowwwwllllyyy, the iPhone is becoming a look like everyone else's.

I would seem for your flagship selling device, you would make more sizes, more color choice, like every other phone maker.

Nokia Lumia...lots of colors, lots of styles, array of sizes...same with Android brands like Samsung and even Blackberry. Apple? Well...

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Aug 22 2013, 10:19pm :

Exactly. When they run out of ways to make it exciting and "fresh" and they can or wont invest in a whole new physical layout, they have to resort to colour options to help stand out.

TechieXP said,
Which I find funny.
What do you get when you show off an iPhone 5S? Look an extra row of icons, look a new color and look a fingerprint reader.

What do you get when you show off a Galaxy S 4

Slow Motion Video
Add sound to still
Smart Stay
Smart Scroll
Smart Pause
Burst Shot
Panoramic Shot
Group Play
IR Blaster/Tv Remote
Screen Mirror
wireless file transfer/via BT/WiFi/NFC

List goes on.
I think its pretty lame to feel good about showing off a color. If that is all you're going to get for $650, you guys have no idea of the true value of money.

iPhone simply has lost its oooohhhhh aaaahhhhh factor. Now its just..."I have an iPhone" "oh".

As oppose to...I have a Galaxy S 4..."WooooooW?" Really?! "When did you get it?!" "Check out these cool features?!"

Makes this video so true and proves Samsung was not exaggerating - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJafiCKliA8

Get excited about things that are...well...not exciting.
What I do see that you all should be excited about is...very slooooowwwwllllyyy, the iPhone is becoming a look like everyone else's.

I would seem for your flagship selling device, you would make more sizes, more color choice, like every other phone maker.

Nokia Lumia...lots of colors, lots of styles, array of sizes...same with Android brands like Samsung and even Blackberry. Apple? Well...

You're doing what I used to do...listing a bunch of pointless features that a lot of users won't even use.

I much prefer keeping it simple these days.

Hardcore Til I Die said,

You're doing what I used to do...listing a bunch of pointless features that a lot of users won't even use.

I much prefer keeping it simple these days.

And you're doing exctly what everyone else does, dismissing the facts with a poor argument.

As far as you alls claim people don't use those features? You're likely right...the vat majority probably don't. SO WHAT! The fact is, many people do use those features. In some cases that may not even be aware as it just happens literally by accident and then people do use them later.

Siri - Was a huge oooohhhhh aaahhhh factor for like a month. After that Siri is seldom used even with several devices having it. I am willing to bet, more people will use Google Maps in the next 5 mins on iOS than Siri usage for its entire lifetime of existence so far. But why should that matter?

My point was simple...in a case where 2 phones cost exactly the same, where APple is suppose to be so innovative; that in 6 years of the boys standing in line year after year, that the best they could do for you this year is give you a new color.

I am willing to bet many PC's have features and capabilities that many users whether retail customers or business customers will never use. Does that mean it shouldn't be there? That argument is so lame and without substance. Apple has taught you well.

TechieXP said,
And you're doing exctly what everyone else does, dismissing the facts with a poor argument.

As far as you alls claim people don't use those features? You're likely right...the vat majority probably don't. SO WHAT! The fact is, many people do use those features. In some cases that may not even be aware as it just happens literally by accident and then people do use them later.

Siri - Was a huge oooohhhhh aaahhhh factor for like a month. After that Siri is seldom used even with several devices having it. I am willing to bet, more people will use Google Maps in the next 5 mins on iOS than Siri usage for its entire lifetime of existence so far. But why should that matter?

My point was simple...in a case where 2 phones cost exactly the same, where APple is suppose to be so innovative; that in 6 years of the boys standing in line year after year, that the best they could do for you this year is give you a new color.

I am willing to bet many PC's have features and capabilities that many users whether retail customers or business customers will never use. Does that mean it shouldn't be there? That argument is so lame and without substance. Apple has taught you well.

I'm not saying the features shouldn't be there; I'm saying that if you're going to list the selling points of a device, pick the ones that most people will find useful.

I just laugh at you when you list things like "Group Play" - who the hell cares about that?! Yes it's there for the minute few that use it, but it's not one of the main selling points that most people will buy the phone for.

FYI: Siri is very useful for anyone who drives.

Incidentally though, I do think the GS4 especially is a mishmash of features. It's like five different teams have worked on it and they've just thrown something together. Features aren't a bad thing but it screams messy and unorganised.

Hardcore Til I Die said,

I'm not saying the features shouldn't be there; I'm saying that if you're going to list the selling points of a device, pick the ones that most people will find useful.

I just laugh at you when you list things like "Group Play" - who the hell cares about that?! Yes it's there for the minute few that use it, but it's not one of the main selling points that most people will buy the phone for.

FYI: Siri is very useful for anyone who drives.

Incidentally though, I do think the GS4 especially is a mishmash of features. It's like five different teams have worked on it and they've just thrown something together. Features aren't a bad thing but it screams messy and unorganised.

But when you advertise a product, any of the new features could be a huge deal. If your brand new phone has 10 great new features, why not show all of them. Assuming who will like what is not what advertising is all about.

When Apple advertised the iPhone 4S, the only new feature it really had was Siri. All the other improvements were under the hood. The iPhone 5 new feature was it was slightly bigger...if you want to call that a feature.

Its not about how many will use it even if it is a few. I mean, yes; with Group Play what are the changes 5 people with a Galaxy S 4 will get together? However, seeing that they have sold 35M already, the chances are quite high. All it takes it a party.

When I went to a Cubs game in Chicago this year (I am a Sox fan), all I saw around me were people mostly with Galaxy S III's. If it had been a party and the GS3 had group play it would have been easy to share this feature. The whole point of ads is to draw the person to what is avail. My wife has the GS4 and she probably hasn't really played with many of the new features yet. But she will have the phone for at least a couple years. I only paid 199....if she doesn't use them all and she gets the Gs5, I won't care. Why should you? Useless for you is one thing, useless for someone else is not yours or my right to speak on. Fact is we just wont know. The world is a big place. Somewhere in the world, someone could be throwing a Galaxy S 4 party just to use Group Play.

I wonder if they're colour scheme is anything to do with Yamaha's RX-V AMP range?
They do Black, Gold and Silver for lots of models and offer iPod / iPhone dock.

JHBrown said,
Not quite. Very bad attempt at being funny.
Well he is right.

BB present OS is a huge innovation from there old OS. iOS has remain untouched since its release. Blackberry went from making an OS designed for a phone with a physical QWERTY, to one that didn't have that. Apple started off without a physical. QWERTY

The gestures in BB's new OS is very innovative in that they made each gesture complete a particular operation in the OS. iOS? Everything is swipe...up or down left or right. Nothing innovative has happened with iOS. Most of iOS improvements came from stealing or buying someone else. BB? Pretty much all in-house.

TechieXP said,
iOS has remain untouched since its release.

Untouched? Are you ****ting me? Have you seen, used iPhone OS 1? The thing didn't even run apps aside from stock Apple ones. Let's get real here.

The difference is... Blackberry's were crap.... they could have done anything to make the phones less complicated and it would have been innovative for them

shockz said,

Untouched? Are you ****ting me? Have you seen, used iPhone OS 1? The thing didn't even run apps aside from stock Apple ones. Let's get real here.

This^ Just because the whole OS doesn't look different doesn't mean it hasn't changed. I'd rather Apple not do what Microsoft did with Windows and do a complete 360 with their UI.

Cyborg_X said,
I find any phone color other than black looks like crap 20 times faster,but to each his own.
Actually white looks better than black. I use to prefer black phones, but white has really been so much better. The only downside with white is seeing the holes where the cameras and sensors are.

With AMOLED screens, black phones look better because well the natural black of the screen with the black device makes the colors stand out. LCD's are better in white, because the white will help reflect some light away from the panel which helps in seeing.

I think the Champagne color looks nice especially with white. Should look pretty nice with the UI. A nice plus would be being able to alternate the UI colors to match better. I am sure jailbreaks will take care of that.

TechieXP said,

I think the Champagne color looks nice especially with white. Should look pretty nice with the UI. A nice plus would be being able to alternate the UI colors to match better. I am sure jailbreaks will take care of that.

if they do champagne with white and gold with black i am sure they will sell loads.

and it will make a nice difference with bright rainbow colors of the cheaper 5C

This effects my life in no way whatsoever, so obviously I have to post about my opinion of it.

More power to people choosing colors, but almost everyone I know uses a case or screen cover.

Thank god for Apple. How else would half of Neowin complainers get their post counts up?

But seriously, I'd skip over gold, or pretty much every color other than black.

See and I don't like black simply because I know I won't be able to identify it as easily whenever friends come over and we all set our phones down.

LOL yea, it seems like all the iphones i see have the most horrible cases on them, seems to double, if not triple, the thickness, with flaps all over the sides. scary looking

http://www.elementcase.com - Not cheap, but not everyone can afford an Audi or Lexus or Land Rover. Seriously, all cases are not that way. I have a Sector 5 and love it. Wish I was into Black Ops because that case is tiiight!

Would like to see Windows phones maintain their screen size but trim down to allow cases such as these. Anyway, despite the "ew it's another iPhone" line, there are still more meaningful apps, from where I sit anyway, on iOS and that's really all that matters to people willing to pay a premium.

Windows Phone's GDR2 will bring "some" of them true Bluetooth 4.0 but it will take months or years for it to get all the support the iPhone has. Having fragmented technology implementations/drivers is not good.

Champagne color looks very nice, but i want to see the color of the plastic on the bottom and top to make a better determination.

I wonder what the front color is going to be?

RakeYoung said,
Champagne color looks very nice, but i want to see the color of the plastic on the bottom and top to make a better determination.

I wonder what the front color is going to be?

White.

so since these are brand new (i must recongnize cool) colors, they will probably charge another 100-200$ more than the standard black iphone for these color options alone

Techy people always seem to complain when a new version doesn't have a radical new design. Then again, they also complain when a working product gets a radical new design (Windows 8).

One of the iPhone's selling points is consistency. You could take someone who has used nothing but the original iPhone their entire life and give them a brand new one, they still know how to use it. Yes, it has a lot of new features they may not know how to use, but all the things their old phone could do are still basically the same on the new one.

Consistency may not be exciting, but it tends to help users satisfaction.

omgben said,
Should they start making phones round?
Sure...why not? I mean, you all will buy them anyways...right?
I mean if they can sell you a brick known as the iPhone 4, surely they can sell you a donut too. All they have to do is put little "apples" in it. And yes...pun was intended. :-) /s

JonnyLH said,
Oh look, it's an iPhone. Can't they do anything new?
Same can be said of Nokia or most of the phone makers. They all look and do the same damn thing.

JHBrown said,
Same can be said of Nokia or most of the phone makers. They all look and do the same damn thing.

Putting a 41mp camera in a phone the size of a 920 is a logical innovation step especially considering the advancement of WP8. Giving iOS a different skin with a couple of added features while making the same phone in a different colour after a year isn't. They're becoming more stale and stale by the year without Steve.

JonnyLH said,

Putting a 41mp camera in a phone the size of a 920 is a logical innovation step especially considering the advancement of WP8. Giving iOS a different skin with a couple of added features while making the same phone in a different colour after a year isn't. They're becoming more stale and stale by the year without Steve.
Well something doesn't add up then. The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes while Windows Phone is doing, meh. A 41mp phone is impressive, but will the sales show people really give a damn about mega pixel numbers on a phone?

JHBrown said,
Well something doesn't add up then. The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes while Windows Phone is doing, meh. A 41mp phone is impressive, but will the sales show people really give a damn about mega pixel numbers on a phone?

Are you really comparing product adoption to product advancement? You know people who like Apple, will essentially buy anything apple. Especially since the iPhone has become an icon of the modern smartphone.

JonnyLH said,

Are you really comparing product adoption to product advancement? You know people who like Apple, will essentially buy anything apple. Especially since the iPhone has become an icon of the modern smartphone.
Not at all Jonny! I do get what you are saying. My original comment was directly for the original poster. He specifically said that Apple hasn't done anything "new" with the phone. Innovative, that's up for debate. New, all phone manufactures do something new right?

JonnyLH said,

Are you really comparing product adoption to product advancement? You know people who like Apple, will essentially buy anything apple. Especially since the iPhone has become an icon of the modern smartphone.

Gotta love that argument. It's like saying McDonald's is great cause it sells a lot.

S3P€hR said,

I get your point but to be fair hey all galaxy phones look alike too.
Well there is one thing to "look alike" and another to look "exactly alike".

The Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S IV do "look a lot alike", but not quite compared to the iPhone 5S and the 5 looking "exactly alike".

The Lumia's from Nokia, yes they all "look a lot alike", but each model though carrying the family styling, don't look exactly alike.

Look at cars for example. You can visually tell a Honda or Toyota branded car because as a family they share visual queues that make you aware of the brand...but a Toyota Corolla, doesn't look exactly like a Camry. Again, the iPhone 4 and 4S look 100% identical. The iPhone 5 and 5S look 100% identical. The iPhone 3 and 3G looked 100% identical. Three of the 4 9.7" iPads look 100% identical.

Samsung Galaxy products? Yes they do look alike. But you can tell them apart through size. With Apple's iPad and iPhone, you simply can't unless you are holding it, and even then it is nearly impossible to tell them apart. If I take a iPhone 4 and a 4S and hand them too you with the exact version of iOS installed, you can't visually tell them apart. The only dead giveaway is the antenna gaps on the side. But the average person wpnt even notice that. And from even a short distance, if you look at an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S from the front, they look identical. Not alike.

I miss the days when you could sell a Motorola Razr V3 and not get lynched because they looked the same as the original Razr except for colours...

I loved my Razr...

AdmiralRooster said,
I miss the days when you could sell a Motorola Razr V3 and not get lynched because they looked the same as the original Razr except for colours...

I loved my Razr...

Exactly. People act like every new model needs to be a dramatically changed.

JonnyLH said,
Oh look, it's an iPhone. Can't they do anything new?
But it's so BLING #YOLO #swag
Although I suppose more colours for iPhones is a step forward in the sense that Apple relies very much on appearances.

TechieXP said,
Well there is one thing to "look alike" and another to look "exactly alike".

The Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S IV do "look a lot alike", but not quite compared to the iPhone 5S and the 5 looking "exactly alike".

The Lumia's from Nokia, yes they all "look a lot alike", but each model though carrying the family styling, don't look exactly alike.

Look at cars for example. You can visually tell a Honda or Toyota branded car because as a family they share visual queues that make you aware of the brand...but a Toyota Corolla, doesn't look exactly like a Camry. Again, the iPhone 4 and 4S look 100% identical. The iPhone 5 and 5S look 100% identical. The iPhone 3 and 3G looked 100% identical. Three of the 4 9.7" iPads look 100% identical.

Samsung Galaxy products? Yes they do look alike. But you can tell them apart through size. With Apple's iPad and iPhone, you simply can't unless you are holding it, and even then it is nearly impossible to tell them apart. If I take a iPhone 4 and a 4S and hand them too you with the exact version of iOS installed, you can't visually tell them apart. The only dead giveaway is the antenna gaps on the side. But the average person wpnt even notice that. And from even a short distance, if you look at an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S from the front, they look identical. Not alike.

Who cares? Do you buy a device to admire the design of it or to use the damn thing? I for one spend the vast majority of time on the screen - the rest isn't all that important.