Apart from the home button, which will be made of sapphire, a special edition of the new iPhone 5S will be made available in gold on iPhone 5S release date. The home button will have a concave shape and will be able to read the fingerprint of the owner. Similarly there will be a version that will be made of the usual plastic materials, leaving the user to make a pick.
As the development of the device continues, snippets of information have begun to leak, and some of the information may be true, or false. It may be possible that both versions are being created to target the insanely rich, and those from humble means.
It is customary for Apple to keep mum about their new products, and this may be simple speculations. Even during development, people do not know what the new names of the products will be. The company has inculcated some secret code of silence amongst its ranks, making it very difficult to get prior information about any of their products. This kind of speculation only serves to heighten the anticipation from iPhone users, and this can be both frustrating and exhilarating at the same time.
People say that the new iOS will be remarkably different from the current one, and this would serve to make the iPhone a truly new device. When people talk of gold, one wonders whether it will be gold in color, or whether it will be made of Gold. People say that part of the iPhone 6 has never been seen before and hence the conjecture that the home button will be made of sapphire.
MG Siegler, a columnist at TechCrunch, has also been written about the novelty of the new iPhone and has said that the company is planning to make a gold/Champagne colored variation. The parts leak that came from the company showed a phone that had a gold-colored case. However, the picture that was leaked may not be an accurate depiction of the phone, hence the suggestion that it could be champagne in color.
According to Siegler, the company may be doing this so as not to provide competition for the iPhone 5C, which is targeted for the low-cost market. This means that people will adopt the 5C in these markets, while the upscale markets will prefer the “Gold” iPhone 5S. Siegler says that most Asians will prefer to buy the gold version, but the price will make most of them buy the 5C instead.
There are rumors that the 5S will be offered in black and white versions, but this is yet to be seen. However, there may not be a change in the pricing, which means that the Gold version will sold-out well before the black and white versions. Apple can neither deny nor confirm any of these rumors so as to avoid a design copycat from stealing from them. They expect to surprise the world at the lunch thereby getting a huge head start against any competing Smartphone. The company says that the unveiling will be done on September 10th.