Sad news about iPhone
The US Federal Communications Commission has published photos of an iPhone X with a stunning, never-before-seen gold finish. Apple submitted the images ahead of its September announcement last year, where the colour option failed to make an appearance.
iPhone X currently ships in two colour options – Silver and Space Grey.
However, it appears Apple had planned to unveil a third option during its September launch event.
The Cupertino-based company filed photographs of a never-before-seen gold finish with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ahead of its hardware event on September 12th 2017.
This is standard procedure in the United States.
Given the 180-day confidentiality period is now over, the FCC has published the photographs submitted by Apple.
However, unlike previous years, the Gold iPhone X in the photos filed to the FCC never made an appearance during Apple’s iPhone X announcement.
In fact, more than seven months since CEO Tim Cook unveiled the flagship iPhone X on-stage, the gold finish is still not available for customers to buy.
Had Apple submitted photos of an iPhone X in either Space Grey or Silver to the FCC, we would have never know the gold model was so close to making it to market.
As it stands, the notoriously secretive Californian technology firm has traded us to a rare glimpse at an unreleased product.
It’s unclear why the gold model was never released.
Presumably, Apple encountered unforeseen manufacturing obstacles when trying to produce the colour at scale.
Either that, or the company decided to hold the colour until a later date.
Apple launched a special edition PRODUCT (RED) iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus earlier this month
Apple launched a new PRODUCT (RED) version of its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this month.
The special edition handsets bring a crimson glass enclosure to the next-generation handsets, complete with a matching aluminium band.
Although there is no PRODUCT (RED) iPhone X to join the iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has introduced iPhone X Leather Folio for the all-screen flagship smartphone.