Stop the Gold Phone Madness! (Before It’s Too Late)
Apple's release of a gold-colored iPhone 5S could mark the start of a very disturbing trend, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Arguing personal style tastes is akin to arguing politics, religion or favorite sports teams; no good ever comes of it. And, of course, nobody is right or wrong, when it comes to individual beliefs or tastes. But still: That new gold iPhone 5S is hideous, damn it.
I’m speaking out against this monstrosity before it’s too late, because I know Apple’s popularity means it is one of, if not the, leading tech-style trend setters, and I fear that Apple’s introduction of the gold iPhone 5S will lead other manufacturers to introduce more cheap-looking gold-color handsets. Tablets will be next. (Gizmodo already wants you to think a gold iPad mini would look good in your clutches.) It’s only a matter of time before MacBooks get the gold treatment, and then there’s no turning back.
All that’s gold does not glitter. And contrary to popular belief, Apple can do wrong when it comes to product design.
I simply don’t want to live in a world populated with people who think gold phones look good. And you shouldn’t either. Come on. You’re better than that…unless, you’re Snookie. If you’re Snookie, you should definitely buy that gold iPhone and put a leopard skin case on it as soon as possible.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.