The images are now in public domain as the 180 days confidentiality period on the photos has now lapsed
Documents revealed by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggests that Apple had designed a gold iPhone X.
The design was part of the documents submitted to the FCC in September 2017. Every device communication manufacturer is mandated to share the details of their products with the FCC before the launch. Apple had used the gold coloured iPhone X in the documents.
The images are now in public domain as the 180 days confidentiality period on the photos has now lapsed. MacRumors was the first to reveal the images.
The pictures which outline the phone from various angles show that the gold colour of the phone is similar to the colour used for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
It is likely that the Cupertino-based giant planned to release the phone in three colours — gold, silver, and space grey — but later shelved the gold option due to production issues.
Many analysts and rumours prior to the launch had suggested the existence of gold coloured iPhone X. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, for example, said that Apple was experiencing problems manufacturing a "Blush Gold" iPhone X.
He had said that Apple may come with this colour at a later date.Though there is no official word on the release of this colour till now, fresh rumours have suggested that Apple may introduce the colour to boost the mid-year sale of its ambitious product.