Will the Gold iPhone 5S Be Exclusive to 128GB Model

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  1. chris

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    Not sure where I saw this rumor, but some have alleged that Apple will offering the gold iPhone 5S in a 128GB configuration only, making it more like a special edition. I'm all for both 128GB storage capacities and the gold/champagne colors, but I'm not in the market for that much storage (or the price that will come along with it). That would be around $499 on-contract, given the $399 price tag of the 64GB configuration.

    Will Apple make it exclusive? Anyone think that makes sense?

    If available, I'm all over the 16GB champagne/white model. Bling, bling!
     
  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I actually like this rumor. I wouldn't buy the 128gb model just to get that color, but I like the idea.
     
  3. chris

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    Making gold a status symbol.
     
  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Agreed. That will appeal to a lot of people, I think.

    I have a 64gb 5 right now, but I only need 32gb. Maybe the new lineup will start at 32gb.
     
  5. Sharunda

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    I read this rumor also. I don't think Apple will do that. Aww Damn I hope not anyway. I really need and want a 128GB but I do not want the Gold color.
     
  6. richardya

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    No chance, very bad precedent to set.

    As an aside:
    I think, as much as people don't like to admit it, people like having a phone everyone can see is the new model.
    The new color is a great idea for the in-between upgrade.
     
  7. liberated

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    This would be fine for Apple to do, but knowing what most people do, this would be a bad purchase for most if they are buying for the color. People will just put this in an ugly plastic case and cover the color anyway.
     
  8. Sharunda

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    LOL! U R right there are some show offs who are all too proud to pump their new devices. I don't care about that. In fact, it's the opposite for me. I live and work and travel through areas where its best that no one sees what I have. If they're gonna try to take it then so be it, but for me showing off this is the brand newie new Golden iPhone 5S with 128GB is a foolish idea. Then I would actually be targeted. For me the same same same is good enough. I'd know its new and I'd know it was 128GB I personally don't need anyone to be able to figure it out just on sight.

    Apple will do what they want, but I am hoping for an iPhone 5S that looks just like what I have with new innards. They can offer the Gold with 128 just as long as I can get it in my beloved black.
     
  9. liberated

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    You know what I think would be nice? Perhaps a shell made out of a super strong scratch resistant material that is thin, awesome looking, comes in colors that is semi permanent (at least 5 years), then Apple would just release upgraded motherboards that can slide in and in essense give you a brand new device (inside), does that sound like a good idea?
     
  10. Europa

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    Any tech company that did this would lose profit so there isn't much incentive for them. Why do this when they can sell you a whole new phone? There are other parts to consider that aren't on the logic board such as the camera and battery that will add to the replacement/upgrade cost. The phone only costs $200 with subsidation and the individual parts wouldn't be subsidized so you wouldn't save any money in the long run - and you'd have a device with more wear than one you only had for one or two years. There are wear points to consider other than scratches and dings such as the home/lock buttons.
     
  11. liberated

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    Yeah, I guess you're right, perhaps instead, it can be a universal water proof case that would somehow connect to the phone and relay sound from it as well while providing a mic, etc. I'm thinking out loud here...
     

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