iPhone 5S in champagne gold colour fizzes in leaked snaps

Apple is adding fizz to the iPhone 5S with a new champagne gold case, shown off in new leaked photos.

Apple has been at the bubbly, adding fizz to the iPhone 5S with a new champagne gold case -- and it's compared to the black and white models in new leaked photos.

The snaps show the fizzy gold iPhone 5S side-by-side with the traditional black and white models, posted online by Japanese magazine ASCII Plus.

When I first heard the iPhone 5S could come in a new gold case, I was dubious. Thinking along the lines of Shirley Eaton meeting her paint-covered demise in Goldfinger, I didn't think it sounded very Apple. Fortunately, leaked pictures reveal something a little classier.

So why is Apple going for, going for, going for gold? Because it's a very popular colour for phones in China, the biggest potential developing market for smart phone manufacturers.

The much-rumoured cheaper iPhone 5C is also expected to be a colourful character, coming in a range of plastic cases coloured in green, red, yellow, white and blue.

The new iPhone 5S and 5C are expected to take a bow on 10 September.

What do you think of the champagne iPhone? Are you raising your glass to Apple, or has someone had a few too many? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or charge your glass on our Facebook wall.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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