Files re­veal Ap­ple’s secret

The Western Star - - LIFE GADGETS AND GAMES - Matthew Dunn,

WE HAVE all heard about the secret menu at McDon­ald’s which in­cludes the Land, Sea and Air Burger — a beef, chicken and Filet-O-Fish patty stacked in one bun.

While it might not sound like the tasti­est snack, there is some­thing fun about the mys­tery of a hid­den menu.

It’s this love of clan­des­tine prod­ucts that makes news about Ap­ple’s secret iPhone model so ex­cit­ing.

Yes, you read that cor­rect. Ap­ple has a secret iPhone, although you won’t be able to pur­chase it like you can with the Mon­ster Mac — a clas­sic Big Mac with eight pat­ties.

The mys­tery iPhone, never for­mally an­nounced by Ap­ple, has re­cently been re­vealed through newly de­clas­si­fied doc­u­ments.

A fil­ing with the United States Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion re­vealed Ap­ple has pro­duced a gold iPhone X — cur­rently cus­tomers can only buy Sil­ver and Space Grey.

Af­ter tak­ing 180 days to be­come de­clas­si­fied, the fil­ing was re­leased with pic­tures of the model from mul­ti­ple an­gles.

The doc­u­ment showed the gold de­vice was cre­ated be­fore the pre­mium hand­set was an­nounced last Septem­ber — a pe­riod when Ap­ple was ru­moured to launch three colour op­tions.

It’s un­clear why Ap­ple scrapped the colour, es­pe­cially given it has of­fered gold colour op­tions for other iPhone de­vices in the past.

GOLD: A rose gold iPhone.

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