Apple working on gold-colour variant of premium iPhone X with LCD display

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Apple is reportedly working on a gold-colour variant of premium iPhone X as seen in recent photos published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"This seems a little too good to be true but the FCC appears to have published photos of a gold iPhone X. Dated from last September and released earlier in April, these photos show an iPhone X unmistakably in an unreleased gold finish," 9to5Mac reported late on Friday.

The prototype iPhone X has rich gold stainless steel frame and a lighter gold glass back that appears to match the gold colour in iPhone 8.

The documents filed with the FCC reportedly suggest the photos were taken as much as several months ahead of the iPhone X unveiling in September, 2017.

Given the timing of the document, it is likely that the iPhone-maker planned on releasing the iPhone X in three colours - gold, silver and space gray - however was ultimately forced to shelve the gold colour option ahead of release due to production issues according to MacRumors.