For people who only care about how their phone looks, not necessarily how it performs, there is now a cheap alternative to owning a “Gold” iPhone.
It may not be the 5s, but it’s the next best thing, according to various ads from Chinese retailers selling cheap golden stickers for your iPhone 5.
The Wall Street Journal highlights one of the ads, which states, “Dear, you don’t need to sell your kidney for the new iPhone. Instead of paying 5288 yuan (the retail price of the 16-gigabyte iPhone 5S in China), you only need to spend 35 yuan to make your iPhone 5 look like a golden iPhone 5S in seconds.”
China is said to be crazy about the Gold iPhone 5s, because it represents a status symbol in the country. Chinese media outlets have called the new iPhone color “Tuhao Jin” or “local tyrant’s gold,” according to the newspaper.