We’re all waiting, no doubt in vain, for Apple to confirm just how well the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c has sold individually rather than as a pair, but we now know just which colors buyers have been favoring thanks to a poll put together by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Researching which color iPhones men and women preferred to pick up, CIRP has gleaned that surprisingly the iPhone5s in Gold wasn’t as popular as many had expected following all the rumors before its announcement, though that may well be because nobody could actually buy one whether they wanted to or not. To this day, stock of the gold iPhone 5s is considerably more dry than that of gray or white.
As for how the stats break down, it seems that Space Gray was the most popular iPhone 5s color amongst men, while the other sex apparently preferred to pick up the white model. It’s a trend that has been around since Apple first started to offer the iPhone in different colors, so should probably come as no great shock to anyone.
As if trying desperately to conform to existing stereotypes, CIRP’s stats show that the iPhone 5c was most popular in blue and white amongst men and pink amongst women. We wouldn’t have dared to guess that would be the case if it wasn’t for hard numbers being in front of us! It seems that yellow was the least favored across the entire color range too, which is a shame – we’d argue it’s the most striking of the lot which just goes to show that there’s no accounting for taste in this world.
iPhone 5S and 5C colors seem to confirm some traditional gender biases. In the iPhone 5C, men prefer the neutral white, and the Space Gray in the iPhone 5S. In contrast, women prefer lighter silver 5S and the brighter iPhone 5C colors. Interestingly, no one, including the women in the survey, appears to want the Yellow iPhone 5C very much.
Apple currently sells its flagship iPhone 5s in three colors: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone 5c is offered in five colors: Blue, White, Green, Pink and Yellow. No matter what color iPhone 5s you’re on the lookout for though, the chances are you won’t find one in stock!