After several developing stories over the weekend teased the announcement of a gold-colored iPhone 5s, it has been confirmed that the color scheme will be unveiled in a special launch event next month.
Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsD blog got the scoop on the confirmation after sources told them that during Apple‘s launch event on September 10, the gold or champagne-colored iPhone will make its debut.
Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Apple, after years of offering the iPhone in either black and white, will soon offer it in a gold tone as well. iMore was first to break the news last Friday, its story corroborated in short order by TechCrunch on Sunday and as well as 9to5Mac.
The new color option was described to AllThingsD as an “elegant” gold tone. “Think champagne, not ingot,” a source said, confirming what not seems to be some spot-on speculation from iMore last week.
Apple has been gearing up for the release of its latest generation of iPhones, with the long-rumored budget class 5C and the flagship 5S update. However, news of the color started brewing and caused a frenzy across blog sites and social media. CNet speculates that the phones will be in short supply, and will be a target of thieves looking to nab the exclusive color.
The publication also noted that this isn’t the first time Apple has applied gold to its products, but stated this is a bold step for the traditionally plain black and white colors of the iPhone.
Check out some touched up unofficial photos of the gold iPhone 5s and related shots.
Photos: iMore, Apple, AllThingsD, Style Du Monde