Apple Is Getting Rid of the Gold iPhone

Apple Is Getting Rid of the Gold iPhone

When the iPhone 15 is revealed next month, one familiar color option for the Pro versions of the phone won’t be part of the lineup: gold. 

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is ditching its gold finish option for the next generation of the handset. Instead of gold, Apple will reportedly be offering the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max in a new gray option that “embraces the natural color of titanium,” as well as a new dark blue color.

Apple initially added gold to the iPhone lineup in 2013 with the launch of the iPhone 5s. It’s currently available on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

In 2021, with the launch of the iPhone 12, it also added purple to the lineup, and the iPhone 13 saw the introduction of green. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are currently available in light purple, while the Pro versions come in a deep purple shade. The blue iPhone 15 Pro option will reportedly replace deep purple in the lineup.

Altogether, 9to5Mac claims the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will come in space black, silver and the new gray and blue colors. The standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will be available in five colors: black, green, blue, yellow, and pink. The site also notes that Apple historically has added a new color to the mix in the spring, so we might see another option down the line as well.

The iPhone 15 is expected to be announced on Sept. 12, with a retail launch on Sept. 22.

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Rumors point to the newest version of the popular smartphone using USB-C to charge rather than Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable. The Pro model of the device will also reportedly supply 35W fast charging and potentially be available in a new 2TB version.

Beyond those updates, every model of the device is expected to have a Dynamic Island at the top rather than a notch, an improved camera, and a smaller bezel, maximizing the front of the device for its screen. Some rumors also point to a $200 price bump per model, potentially to cover the cost of some of the device’s new features.

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