1. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    This is probably a useless thread but I had to ask this question.. Do you think the gold 5s is gaining popularity due to how it looks or how rare they are to find at the moment. Seems to me MOST people voted for liking the space grey at the beginning of the release but the rarer the gold becomes the more people are switching to want it. I think it falls I'm the "I can't have it, so I want it more" category.


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    10-17-2013 11:49 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This is probably a useless thread but I had to ask this question.. Do you think the gold 5s is gaining popularity due to how it looks or how rare they are to find at the moment. Seems to me MOST people voted for liking the space grey at the beginning of the release but the rarer the gold becomes the more people are switching to want it. I think it falls I'm the "I can't have it, so I want it more" category.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    I have no doubt that many people buy the gold variant because of that exact reason...the "hype machine" as they call it. Me personally, I wanted the gold one because I thought it looked good. After my first one, I was on the fence about it, it's really light in color and only under certain lights does it actually look truly "gold"...but I had a silver and white model before, and wanted something different.
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    10-17-2013 11:54 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have no doubt that many people buy the gold variant because of that exact reason...the "hype machine" as they call it. Me personally, I wanted the gold one because I thought it looked good. After my first one, I was on the fence about it, it's really light in color and only under certain lights does it actually look truly "gold"...but I had a silver and white model before, and wanted something different.
    ​I agree...
    10-17-2013 11:57 AM
  4. ame's Avatar
    I think it's definitely something that I think people wanted to say they had the gold one, and not just because of the color. I personally don't have interest because the glass is white, and I don't do white phones, so if it had been black glass maybe I would've been more interested.
    10-17-2013 12:29 PM
  5. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    I bought the Gold soley to annoy my nephew who couldn't find a gold one!
    Last edited by JOEY NEAT; 10-17-2013 at 03:54 PM.
    10-17-2013 12:42 PM
  6. km12345's Avatar
    I thought gold was going to be ugly n wanted grey. Then I saw it n thought its classy.


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    10-17-2013 01:06 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    I think a lot of the popularity came from the shortages. It's made it more of a must have. I've held one several times thinking it would grow on me. It hasn't. Maybe I need a gold chain and teeth to go along with it.
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    10-17-2013 01:09 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    Some people want the gold 5S because it's different. Plus the fact that it looks good.
    nikkisharif and mbar9607 like this.
    10-17-2013 05:41 PM
  9. grassyblue's Avatar
    I actually think for the majority of people, the gold is just the next new thing. When rumors first arose about the gold, a ton of people were bashing it. Now that it's out and in such short supply, it's almost like everyone wants it. I think the hype will die down eventually.
    10-17-2013 05:43 PM
  10. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    I met a guy today who found a 32 gig gold phone. He sold his 64 gig space grey for the buy out price on the gold one. Just crazy in my opinion


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    10-17-2013 06:25 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    I think the Gold is in high demand for the looks. It so different from what Apple normally does.

    I like the Space Gray which I have but the Gold does have a flair to it with the Gold ring on the home button. I haven't had chance to see the Gold in person only in photos. Going to Apple Store tomorrow hopefully they will have one on display.
    10-17-2013 07:13 PM
  12. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I only think the gold iPhone is gaining popularity cause apple or iPhone never had a gold version before so this is a first for apple and it is very successful
    10-17-2013 07:29 PM
  13. Philip Pearl's Avatar
    There is of course another reason for wanting gold (though not mine; I simply think it looks elegant). As you know, China is or soon will be Apple's biggest market. As you may not know, gold symbolizes good luck to the Chinese. So, when the time comes that you want to sell your iPhone for the Next Big Thing, which version of the 5S do you think will be worth most on the open market: space gray, silver, or....gold?
    10-17-2013 07:37 PM
  14. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    This is probably a useless thread but I had to ask this question.. Do you think the gold 5s is gaining popularity due to how it looks or how rare they are to find at the moment. Seems to me MOST people voted for liking the space grey at the beginning of the release but the rarer the gold becomes the more people are switching to want it. I think it falls I'm the "I can't have it, so I want it more" category.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    Yeah absolutely. I've had both the white silver and previously the iPhone 5 black slate. I had to get something different. The gold is beautiful. It's like a trophy wife lol. I kept checking the apple store for gold. Until one day after my stupidity with the note 3, they had my 64 gold just waiting for me at the apple store. I grabbed it and it was the last one in stock. Lucky me I guess.
    Having the gold is also a big distinction with having the 5S. It's pretty exclusive and shows you've upgraded by the looks side of it.
    That's another reason why I wanted to get it.
    10-17-2013 08:23 PM
  15. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I met a guy today who found a 32 gig gold phone. He sold his 64 gig space grey for the buy out price on the gold one. Just crazy in my opinion


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    Yeah that's pretty crazy. Some people are pretty desperate.
    10-17-2013 08:25 PM
  16. offdahglass's Avatar
    I met a guy today who found a 32 gig gold phone. He sold his 64 gig space grey for the buy out price on the gold one. Just crazy in my opinion


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    I have the 64gb Space Grey and would like to exchange it but not going to do it THAT way. I'm good if I don't.

    UPDATE:

    I was able to exchange it for the Gold 64gb one. It's very nice.
    Last edited by offdahglass; 10-24-2013 at 08:58 AM.
    10-18-2013 02:46 PM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    Just got back from the Apple Store checked out the gold first time live. Its pretty sweet. Not as bling as I thought but it looks good, I see what people mean that its more a champagne color.
    10-18-2013 03:35 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think a lot of the popularity comes from having this ringtone on your gold 5S as well...

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    10-18-2013 03:38 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just got back from the Apple Store checked out the gold first time live. Its pretty sweet. Not as bling as I thought but it looks good, I see what people mean that its more a champagne color.
    The "bling" one is the ugly Galaxy that Samsung is reportedly releasing. Disgusting
    10-18-2013 04:38 PM
  20. iEd's Avatar
    The "bling" one is the ugly Galaxy that Samsung is reportedly releasing. Disgusting
    Oh yeah I saw that Gold Galaxy on YouTube. The demo model was scratched up.
    10-18-2013 05:00 PM
  21. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I wanted gold because it's a new color and I've owned all black and white iPhones since the beginning, plus I like the gold ring.


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    10-18-2013 06:33 PM
  22. eve6er69's Avatar
    Everyone wanted a touchpad when they had the fire sale and were going to be no more. Now see if someone wants one...


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    10-19-2013 08:11 AM
  23. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have no doubt that many people buy the gold variant because of that exact reason...the "hype machine" as they call it. Me personally, I wanted the gold one because I thought it looked good. After my first one, I was on the fence about it, it's really light in color and only under certain lights does it actually look truly "gold"...but I had a silver and white model before, and wanted something different.
    I think a lot of people came in wanting the gold iPhone but ended up liking how cool it really looked anyway. I, for one, really thought it looked really grand, like a Rolex phone perhaps haha.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-19-2013 08:42 AM
  24. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I wasn't sure whether I wanted the gold one until I actually had a chance to go into a store and compare them side by side. My iPhone 5 is white/silver so I want the gold 5S to complement it.
    10-19-2013 12:23 PM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It was love at 1st sight I wanted gold as soon as I saw it on the Apple website. I try to alternate colors...white/silver 4S, black/slate 5, white/gold 5S. I'm thinking I may stick with gold for awhile. It's very subtle & elegant looking.
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    10-19-2013 12:37 PM
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