Apple had designed a gold-colored iPhoneX, but never released it
An Apple filing at the Federal Communications Commission has revealed images of an unreleased golden iPhone X. These images, dated September 2017, have been made public after their 180-day confidentiality clause expired recently. They offer a clear view of an iPhone X in gold color and outline its features and dimensions. Here's everything you want to know about this unreleased iPhone X.
This FCC document includes several images of a gold iPhone X from multiple angles. These images outline iPhone X's features such as FaceTime camera, Sleep/Wake button while also revealing the gold colored glass-back and stainless steel frame in golden shade. Notably, the shade of the iPhone X appears to be similar to the 'blush gold' color of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
According to MacRumors, some documents reveal Apple had prepared its FCC filing in July, suggesting that the photos were taken several weeks ahead of the iPhone X unveiling in September. This means Apple had plans to release its anniversary edition $1,000 iPhone in three colors but had to "shelve the gold color option ahead of release due to production issues," says MacRumors.
D21A - “Blush Gold” iPhone in production. pic.twitter.com/l2xGYIYsCh— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) March 19, 2018
Recent reports from Macotakara say Apple may be working on a gold color iPhone X variant so as to "restore the sales" of the most expensive iPhone yet. Moreover, reputed tipster Ben Geskin tweeted images of a purported blush gold iPhone X, saying the production has already started for the new variant. Meanwhile, analysts say this new gold variant may cost upwards of $1,000.