Space gray the most popular iPhone 5s color

Space gray the most popular iPhone 5s color

The space gray iPhone 5s appears to have been the most popular model in the United States in the first month after launch. The silver model was the second most popular, while gold was third. Though the iPhone 5s has been difficult to find for many, the silver and gold models have faced greater supply constraints than the space gray model, contributing to its popularity. This data comes from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, by way of MacRumors:

43 percent of iPhone 5s units sold were space gray, while 30 percent were silver and 27 percent were gold. Supplies of the space gray model were more readily available than the silver and gold iPhones, but consumers have demonstrated a preference for the black iPhone in the past.

CIRP also found that blue was the favorite iPhone 5c color, coming in at 27%, ahead of white (25%), green (21%), pink (20%), and yellow (7%). When breaking down color preference by gender, men preferred the space gray iPhone 5s to the silver or gold, while women preferred the silver model. Men generally chose the blue or white iPhone 5c, while the pink model did well amongst women.

It's highly probable that this data is somewhat skewed by that fact that many people would have purchased an iPhone 5s when they could rather than wait for their preferred color. A more accurate picture of consumer demand for these devices will undoubtedly emerge as supplies of these devices normalize.

What color iPhone 5s or 5c did you get? Was it the one you wanted? Let us know in the comments.

via MacRumors

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s
Apple's current flagship iPhone with a 4-inch in-cell display, LTE 4G, and BT 4.0 LE. New features include:

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Released
September, 2013

Alternatives
iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s

Replacements
iPhone 6 (rumored)
Fall, 2014

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iPhone 5c

iPhone 5c
Apple's first popular iPhone with a 4-inch in-cell display, LTE 4G, and BT 4.0 LE. Fun features include:

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Released
September, 2013

Alternatives
iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s

Replacements
iPhone 6 (rumored)
Fall, 2014

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Buyers guide
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Space gray the most popular iPhone 5s color

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I'm wondering, which iPad Air will be most popular, capacity wise? Hoping I have a better shot at getting one on day one since I'm ordering the 128GB.

I reckon you a good chance on 128GB iPad Air, as the general user will be after the entry model 16GB.

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This is kinda misleading. It's only the most popular cause that's the color that was most avalible followed by Silver, then Gold. I work for Sprint and we couldn't even get a Silver one in stock for 2 weeks after launch. People were settling for Gray because of the availability. Also same with the blue 5C, but now it will balance out more since we actually have all the colors in stock. I wonder how this report will look in 6 months.

I agree as my 1st choice was Gold, but so glad I not got the Gold now, as Grey is far more classier in my opinion.

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@Breezzy, do you have a cite for this? Or are just speculating. I'd like to hear more from Verizon or AT&T, the top sellers, not Sprint.

Quote, at day one in germany they had like 60% black 25% silver and 15%gold. Space gray is the most popular because there were more units produces in this color, followed by silver and then gold...

Honestly because most of iOS 7 is more of a "white-out," I think the silver/white iPhone 5S looks the best. It makes the entire experience seem lighter in your hand and everything just seems to meld nicely into the phone. IMO

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Shocker, everyone knows black in the most popular color. Maybe if they offered the 5c in black, it would have sold better.

I was going to get the silver but since rumors are coming out that the iPhone 6 will be out in early 2014, I will wait. I will be ordering a 32 gig space gray ipad air online as soon as they are available, will be picking it up in store on Friday.

Space grey 32gb iPhone 5s. I'll be getting Space Grey 64gb with Cellular iPad Mini with Retina (eventually).

My daughter and I bought Gold and my partner Space Gray. Luckily we all got the colours we wanted. My brother will be buying a 5c in yellow - it will be his first iPhone and he loves everything yellow.

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Ha! What a coincidence. I liked everything yellow too. So that's why I used to have a yellow iPhone 5c. But then I got a space gray iPhone 5s because of the awesome touch ID and better performance. I could've gotten a gold 5s instead... Gold was my 1st choice and then space grey was my 2nd choice and then silver was my 3rd choice.

I stood in line on day 1, and was only allowed to get a (64gb) Space Gray, as that's all they had in stock. I went back later and was able to snag a 64gb Gold, my original preferred color.

I ordered the Gun Metal Gray iPhone 5S (lolSpaceGray, not buying into that! HA!) a few days back. If I had gotten the iPhone 5C I would definitely have bought the yellow one, it's a beautiful phone, and yellow would be just the colour I'd need to brighten a cloudy day (that... and It'd go well with my yellow fridge).

well which ever color is popular.. if i was to get an iphone 5s i would get the gold one and if i was to get the iphone 5c i would of gotten the yellow.. but my iphone 5 is white/grey which i love... and my next iphone i will definately be considering a 32gb phone... but color i have no clue i have to look at the phones and see

I wanted the 64gb Space Gray, and thats what I got. I've always gone black when it came to the iphone, and my wife always goes white. I think the accent pieces on the gold are very nice, but im not a fan of the white and gold. I would love to get a gold ring to go around my home button on my black iphone though, that would be sick!

I do have the white ipad 2 i got a couple years ago, but if i was to get a new ipad, it would definitely be space gray.

I even have my old black macbook!

well they only had limited amount of gold. Im shore if they made the same amount of gold as space grey gold would sell more.

Not surprising at all. Other than young girls and a few tech bloggers, most people don't want a "gold" (champagne) phone, unless of course you do something where you aren't seen much.

If they had Space Grey color when they launched the iPhone 5 then I would have gotten that. Instead I saw the stories of the slate (or black) color being easily damaged or scratched. I went with the white. It's okay but next time it will be back to black glass and a nice Space Grey (or maybe they will have a total redesign with difference body style next time round).

As for the Gold color. It reminds me of Grandma's 1950's eye glass holder made from anodized aluminum in a gold color that is really Champagne. I really think of the Gold iPhone as being 'Retro' because that same champagne color was the one that was used in the '50s to anodize champaigne. Just like the other colors used for the iPod's were colors that were commonly used to make 'colored' aluminium holloware etc.

I got the 64GB Gold & that was my 1st choice. I alternate iPhone colors each year, so Gold was my only option seeing as it was a new color. I got my daughter a white 5C, which was her 2nd choice. Green was her 1st choice but they didn't have it.

I'm sorry but the space gray won by default. It was the only color available. Across Best Buy we got more space gray than any color. Only got the other colors of a person wanted to wait and preorder.

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I went in on launch day and was going for either the 64gb silver or grey. It was a tie for me about colour choice. They said they had Space Grey, so I went with that. I could've just as easily walked out with Silver and not have settled.

I went with a 32GB Space Grey iPhone 5S and that is what I wanted. I wish Apple had made a gold model with the black face, that would have been sweet.

I still have not had the opportunity to even see a gold iphone in the wild I have seen plenty of space grey in both the black and white variety but haven't come across a good one as of yet.

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Space Gray was my choice because it was black and I don't do white phones. However, I assume these numbers are skewed because of supply.

Well no duh I didn't have a freaking choice of what color to pick. They ran out of gold and white so fast even though I only waited in line for 30 minutes on launch day.

I got the Space Gray iPhone 5S, but I wanted a gold one :( . Even still, I like it a lot! I will have it color customized anyway, so I'm not that distraught about not getting the color that I wanted.