1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Has the gold iPhone ever NOT been just a fashion statement. Anything that you buy as an accessory, which is why many people choose iPhones in the first place, is a fashion statement. I think we all know that iPhones are fashion statements to many people and especially those that are in the "fashion mindset" 24/7. The people that are constantly conscious of what they are wearing and if their shoe laces match their tie will always see their phones as some kind of crazy statement.
    Nah....I bought my first iPhone because I wanted a killer browser because my BlackBerry's browser was abysmal. I have come back to the iPhone for the 4S and the 5 and will get the 5s because the phone meets my needs in a way that I like.

    Fashion does not play into it. For 15 year olds maybe. For a professional woman with a busy lifestyle, not in the least.

    Oh and I will get the gold because I've bought the black and the white before. Not becauSe it matches my jewelry or my lingerie or my dog. (Which it does, he's a golden retriever.)

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    10-26-2013 02:01 PM
  2. Auturi's Avatar
    I'm starting to understand why the gold 5S is in demand. We all know it's because of the colour and what is signifies. Gold is symbolic of loyalty, royalty and statue.
    A device with such values makes the whole experience of a phone phenomenal.
    I haven't seen any other phone in the market who has done this.
    The other day I decided to rock the phone without a case. I went to a fashion conference and noticed most of the designers all had the gold. I asked them why they choose to buy it. They all said " it defines your statue, and it has become a trend"
    So this whole experience of gold is to obey a trend?
    Just like the way clothing evolves and becomes trendy today.
    All of my fashion friends have iPhones and they all gold.
    I believe this is becoming a new chapter of what a phone is.
    It's sort of a revolution.......
    To others it may seem stupid.
    Once again apple has used this smart marketing strategy..
    I could see if it was real gold.

    I could see how it would be trendy. I mean someone made gold grillz a thing.
    10-27-2013 11:39 PM
  3. Tytanious's Avatar
    Personally, I upgrade every year for the new phone, so I buy the phone that's in the highest demand. I bought the 64GB Gold 5s with Apple Care+, then when the iPhone 6 comes out, I can sell the 5s for a premium amount to purchase the new phone.
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    10-28-2013 05:08 AM
  4. Oofa's Avatar
    Nah....I bought my first iPhone because I wanted a killer browser because my BlackBerry's browser was abysmal. I have come back to the iPhone for the 4S and the 5 and will get the 5s because the phone meets my needs in a way that I like.

    Fashion does not play into it. For 15 year olds maybe. For a professional woman with a busy lifestyle, not in the least.

    Oh and I will get the gold because I've bought the black and the white before. Not becauSe it matches my jewelry or my lingerie or my dog. (Which it does, he's a golden retriever.)

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    I love it....... Of course I don't mean you personally LOL! I'm speaking in general terms. I'm sure there are people that wear cowboy boots and hats, hiking boots and blue jeans for their intended purpose or because they claim "it fits my needs" but many, if not most, wear them as a fashion statement.

    Professional women with busy lifestyles are pretty heavily into fashion statements. I don't mean YOU are but as a professional man I get to experience quite a bit of professional women that are seriously into fashion statements.
    10-28-2013 08:24 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I got the gold because I liked the color but I definitely know where you're coming from. I have a few designer friends and keep up with fashion blogs and not only do they see the iPhone as a fashion statement in general, they see the gold iPhone as the "holy grail" of technology in fashion....along with MBAs
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    10-29-2013 12:18 AM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Has the gold iPhone ever NOT been just a fashion statement. Anything that you buy as an accessory, which is why many people choose iPhones in the first place, is a fashion statement. I think we all know that iPhones are fashion statements to many people and especially those that are in the "fashion mindset" 24/7. The people that are constantly conscious of what they are wearing and if their shoe laces match their tie will always see their phones as some kind of crazy statement.
    Definitely wasn't a fashion statement when I pre-ordered the night before launch. I saw it online, I liked it, plus I had a silver/white 4S then a black/slate 5 so the logical color for me was gold. I like to alternate iPhone colors and if the gold was too gold like a lot of the leaked photos, I would of purchased the silver/white. So no fashion came into play when I got it. To be honest...when I 1st purchased an iPhone (4S was my 1st), I chose it by default. I was coming from an Evo 3D and Sprint had finally pushed me over the edge. The Verizon I went to had a short supply of phones and the 2 best options were the 4S and Moto Razr. I hated Motorola more than I hated iPhones at the time so I ended up with an iPhone and I was actually kind of embarrassed of it. Didn't start really liking the iPhone until I jailbroke my 5.
    10-29-2013 12:32 AM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    i do the exact same thing you do, great minds think alike i guess
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    10-29-2013 12:49 AM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Personally, I upgrade every year for the new phone, so I buy the phone that's in the highest demand. I bought the 64GB Gold 5s with Apple Care+, then when the iPhone 6 comes out, I can sell the 5s for a premium amount to purchase the new phone.
    I do the same. What does apple care + do?
    10-29-2013 09:37 AM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    Anyone see the episode of Pawn Stars when the old man took Chumblee's golden iPhone 5 away from him for the day. It had one of those gold skins on a black i5 and the old man not really liking smartphone kept commenting how this is a nice phone

    A gold phone is in my opinion a fashion just like a golden watch was back in the day


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    10-29-2013 10:15 AM
  10. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I do the same. What does apple care + do?
    Should be threads for it stickied for more details,

    Brings warranty to 2 years
    Covers accidental damages two times in those two years for $49 or $69 per time
    Costs $99 and must be purchased in the first 30 days.
    Does not cover loss

    Worth it when compared to carrier insurances, not worth it to all people, especially if you slap a case on it right away.


    Sent from my iPad
    10-29-2013 10:27 AM
  11. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Should be threads for it stickied for more details,

    Brings warranty to 2 years
    Covers accidental damages two times in those two years for $49 or $69 per time
    Costs $99 and must be purchased in the first 30 days.
    Does not cover loss

    Worth it when compared to carrier insurances, not worth it to all people, especially if you slap a case on it right away.


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    I just went to the apple store today and the guy told me this is only in the USA , the apple care + not on Australia. Bummer!
    10-30-2013 04:35 AM
  12. jmr1015's Avatar
    I just went to the apple store today and the guy told me this is only in the USA , the apple care + not on Australia. Bummer!
    Yeah you can only get a regular AppleCare Protection plan in Australia, for $79... no AppleCare+
    10-30-2013 08:46 AM
  13. Auturi's Avatar
    Does anyone think that they really need Jony Ive to sell the iPhone?
    10-30-2013 12:13 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Does anyone think that they really need Jony Ive to sell the iPhone?
    Can't hurt.
    10-30-2013 12:46 PM
  15. Auturi's Avatar
    They definitely have to keep him on. He's the smooth talker.
    10-30-2013 12:49 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    They definitely have to keep him on. He's the smooth talker.
    He's passionate about his product. Ever talk to a chef? Same kind of approach...love what you do, do what you love. Mr. Ive reflects this in everything he discusses at Apple.
    10-30-2013 01:00 PM
  17. Auturi's Avatar
    He's passionate about his product. Ever talk to a chef? Same kind of approach...love what you do, do what you love. Mr. Ive reflects this in everything he discusses at Apple.
    That's very true.
    10-30-2013 01:01 PM
  18. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Does anyone think that they really need Jony Ive to sell the iPhone?
    If I say no, he might find me and kick my @ss. Dude is built.
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    10-30-2013 02:28 PM
  19. iKev's Avatar
    Never mind my last. The comment I was referencing was already deleted by the time I submitted my comment. Haha. Guess I'll just lurk from now on.
    10-31-2013 12:33 AM
  20. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    Wow, odd thread. I wonder how I wound up here. The premise is pretty ridiculous, though. If you want a 'fashion statement' or a 'status symbol' for a phone, get a stupid Vertu. I've described my iPhone as a lot of things, like a pocket pc and handheld gaming console. The one thing I've never called it is 'fashion accessory'.

    I happen to be one of the few people who chose the space grey phone over the gold one, simply because I had a white iPhone 5. If I had a black 5, I would've taken the gold 5S, simply because I would've wanted the white face plate. And yes, I had that choice.

    Bottom line, it's stupid to call a phone which millions have a 'fashion statement', as if it's a Gucci bag (or whatever the latest trend is). If you want to show off, pull the sim tray out in front of random strangers and show them that you have a $749 phone. That will net you more shocked looks than a gold phone will.


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    11-06-2013 02:05 PM
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