Gold iPhone 5S Called The "Kardashian Phone" At Apple

goldphonePhoto: Courtesy of Apple.
Interpret this as you wish. The New York Times' Nick Bilton tweeted on Friday that while the gold iPhone 5S was in development, Apple engineers gave it a nickname: "The Kardashian Phone." Was this an honorific, given out of deference to the Kardashian family's royal status in the reality-TV celebrity sphere? Was it in reference to Kim's Moroccanoil®-lustered hair? Or perhaps her very own Gold by Kim Kardashian fragrance?
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Just as we still don't know how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop, the world may never know the provenance of this pet name. We do know, however, that Kim most certainly wasn't showing off a 5S before it was released. We can also expect that the whole Kardashian family will be proudly rocking the phones after this revelation. (CNET)
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