With Apple’s introduction of its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus going on sale later this month, the company will discontinue the gold color option for the previous generation iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s.

As it has done in the past for new iPhone introductions, Apple announced today that it will continue selling its previous generation iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5S at reduced price points after it begins selling its iPhone 6s models later this month. The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus get a new rose gold color option in addition to the space gray, silver, and gold options that were available for the last two iPhone models, and in the process Apple appears to be discontinuing the gold model for the older devices.

As pictured above in a comparison chart from Apple’s newly updated website, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s buyers will get the option of silver or space gray going forward.

Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models officially go up for preorder starting September 12 and will go on sale in stores September 25. The new device takes over the pricing of last year’s model starting at $199 on contract, while the older iPhones stick around in two capacities including the iPhone 5s at $0 (16GB) or $49 (32GB), the iPhone 6 for $99 (16GB) or $199 (64GB), and the iPhone 6 Plus for $199 (16GB) or $299 (64GB). 


FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Jordan Kahn

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.