APPLE built a secret version of the new £999 iPhone X that has never been released.
A mystery iPhone never formally announced by Apple has been revealed through newly declassified documents.
Last year, Apple unveiled the iPhone X, its priciest and most powerful smartphone ever.
The phone is available in the usual colour options, Silver and Space Grey – but there’s a third secret model too.
A filing with the United States Federal Communications Commission reveals that there’s also a gold iPhone X.
Images included with the filing (which took 180 days to become declassified) show the model from multiple angles.
The document, first spotted by MacRumors, was filed back in September.
That’s the same month that the iPhone X was officially unveiled – although it didn’t go on sale until November.
The phone was reportedly mired in production issues, so it’s possible Apple scrapped the colour to save itself a headache.
But it’s not clear how late that decision was made.
Prior to the big reveal, Apple had been rumoured to launch three colour options.
And Apple has offered gold colour options for other iPhone devices in the past.
Of course, it’s still possible that Apple could debut the gold iPhone X as a special edition model later this year.
Alternatively, Apple could save the colour for the sequel model this September – rumoured to be the iPhone X2.
Apple recently introduced a special edition of last year’s iPhone 8.
The new iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED landed in April, with a percentage of the price of each phone sold going to charity – to help battle HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa.
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That means there are now four different colour options for the iPhone 8, and only two for the iPhone X.
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