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Apple’s gold iPhone X confirmed thanks to FCC listing

Gold iPhone X

Rumors about a gold iPhone X have been around for months at this point, before and after the handset got launched. As it turns out, there was a gold version of the device all along; it’s just that Apple chose not to release it.

This discovery was made via a document Apple filed with the US FCC in September 2017. This means that the company had in fact been developing a gold iPhone X color, but chose not to unveil it besides the silver and space gray options. The only reason we know about it now is because the 6-month confidentiality period for the images is over.

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You can see the gold iPhone X from various angles in the photos, showing how it looked from the front, back, and side. The shade looks a lot like the gold paint job found on the iPhone 8, complete with a matching gold frame.

iPhone X Gold

There were rumors that Apple was facing production problems with a third iPhone X color and ultimately decided to ditch the option. This is not a surprise, given the delays the device faced after it was announced. Some say the stainless steel frame is to blame for the cancellation.

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Recent reports suggest that Apple might be getting ready to launch the gold iPhone X to revive flagging sales. The company’s next big event is on June 4 when it’ll be kicking off the 2018 edition of Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It could release it there, but the chances of that happening are fairly low.

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What’s more likely is Apple making a new gold color model available in the 2018 iPhone series. The company is probably going to release an iPhone X sequel, an iPhone X Plus iteration, and a budget LCD iPhone.

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