With Apple offering a decidedly-expensive rose gold Apple Watch Edition, there has been speculation that the company’s iPhone range will follow suit when upgraded later on this year. The so-called iPhone 6s is already a topic of discussion despite its would-be predecessor only being halfway through its life cycle, and given how purveyors of luxury goods have continued to make money by covering Apple’s product line-up in gold and similar precious metals, the market is definitely there. Now, one designer has given us a visual on what a rose gold iPhone 6s might look like, and you can make your mind up on it by checking the images below.
It was first reported last week that a rose gold next-generation iPhone could be a part of Apple’s plan, and Martin Hajek, the guy behind a number of great iConcepts in the past, has treated us to a potential preview of things to come.
Given that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both offered a drastic design overhaul on the preceding iPhone 5s – one that seems to have gone down well given the record sales – it seems fairly unlikely that the next installment will offer any significant adjustment to the form factor. Instead, we’re anticipating a refresh akin to the iPhone 5s, with upgrades including a bumped processor and improved camera, but for those with a significant amount of money to throw around, a rose gold iPhone 6s would also present an enticing prospect.
As you can see, alongside a rose gold Apple Watch, the device does look rather spectacular, although given the $17,000 asking price for the Watch, one suspects the retail price of a rose gold iPhone might be double or even treble that.
The market went crazy for the gold-colored iPhone 5s when it first emerged back in September of 2013, but while many might well be sold by the rose gold aesthetic based on Hajek’s concept, it’s unlikely that the bank balances of most would be so accommodating.
What do you think of the rose gold iPhone, based on this concept; is Apple onto a winner in opting for these higher-priced devices? Or should the use of high-costing finishes be restricted to the Apple Watch only?
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