Amid the reports of the iPhone 5S' hardware and specs, there have also been some rumors about the Cupertino company adding a bit of bling to the line.
Though the rumored budget iPhone 5C has been tied to a few different hue variations, we haven't seen much in the way of actual evidence the same was true of the iPhone 5S... until today.
French site MacBoutic uncovered some leaked production photos of a new iPhone 5S complete with a gold shell.
It's certainly tough to verify the validity of the gold case considering there are no logos or markings visible anywhere on the device. However, the fact that the entire piece is gold gives some credence to the idea this hasn't been developed by a third party.
There were leaked images of colored iPhone 5S SIM trays earlier this year, which could also help hint this fabled device is one step closer to reality. Some gold colored buttons supposedly belonging to the next iPhone have also surfaced as of late.
Gold would certainly fit in with the recent switch to metallic cases Apple made with the iPhone 5, and even if gold isn't that bombastic a color, a third, more "luxurious" option could be very appealing to the iFaithful.
In the land of exclusive carrier deals though, one has to wonder if this rumored gold iPhone 5S will be available everywhere.