Complex Staffers Argue Over the Color of the "Rose Gold" Apple Watch Sport

Are you #teamrosegold or #teampink?

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Two days ago Apple debuted all sorts of updates and brand new goodies for the #AppleHive to enjoy during a livestreamed keynote event. Among the new developments were the iPhone 6S, the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil, and a few updates to the Apple Watch—including an instantly enviable Hermés collaboration.

What got a lot of people talking, however, was a brand new color iPhone 6S and Apple Watch, a dusty, pinkish hue that Apple dubbed "rose gold." Many fell for the color at first sight:

I've seen the phones up close. Rose Gold is the best color by far. For men, women boys and girls. They should have made only rose gold.
the rose gold iPhone 6s is a piece of art 😍
ME: I want that Rose Gold Apple Watch DUDE: WHY! You hate watches. You've never worn one. ME: .........But it's Rose Gold and cute.
the rose gold iphone is so pretty I want my life to be in rose gold

Meanwhile, a whole other faction thought that "Rose Gold" was a misnomer, thinking the color was clearly pink:

Apple tryna sell this pink iPhone calling it rose gold nah fam that's pink lol
me trying to calculate if i can afford the iPhone 6S pink
Thought the apple watch was stupid but might need to get it just because it's pink and white 😍
I want the new Rose Pink Apple watch with a Hermes leather band 😍 #usabuys

And no pink accessory would be legit unless someone references Cam'ron:

dis gon be me when I get the iPhone 6s in pink

Mashable feels strongly about this one, writer Christina Warren makes a case for why Apple's "rose gold" is really just "pink." Of course, it's important to not get the new rose gold Apple Watch Sport confused with the rose gold Apple Watch Edition, because the difference will literally cost you:


We were fortunate enough to get our hands on the rose gold Apple Watch Sport. Check it out in full glory:

To get to the bottom of this #teamrosegold versus #teampink controversy, we asked various Complex staffers what they thought of the watch, and if the color is something they'd personally rock. Peep their answers below:

"This is definitely rose gold. There's no such thing as pink gold. Do kids wanna call this mauve?" — Matthew Henson, fashion editor 

"It's hard to tell. I would almost say pinkish bronze?" — Saidah Petrie, operations manager

"They shouldn't call it rose gold, they should call it rosé." — Gina Battle, photo director

"It's rose gold—with a hint of pink?” — Karizza Sanchez, news editor

"It's rosé. It's too off-brand of my color scheme, but I appreciate it." — Frazier Tharpe, staff writer 

"It's rose gold. It's sexy. I'd wear it. Wouldn't you?" — Donnie Kwak, deputy lifestyle editor

"Um... This is rose gold. I'm not a fan of the rose gold." — Julian Patterson, social media manager

"It's pink! It's metallic pink." — Emily Oberg, editorial producer

"It's pink. Are people saying its bronze?"  [People are saying it's rose gold.] "This is not rose gold—I've seen rose gold. I have a friend with a rose gold wedding band." — Ross Scarano, deputy editor, video news

"It's a pinkish gray." — Jonathan Fouabi, graphic designer

"[Apple] calls it 'rose gold,' but it's very clearly pink." — Danny Scanzoni, graphic designer

“It’s pink. Would I wear it? Sure, yeah.” — Gus Turner, managing editor

“It’s candy apple taupe. I don’t see the point of wearing an Apple Watch, but it looks dope. Cam would wear it— it could pass as pink.” — Angel Diaz, staff writer

“It looks like trill Pepto Bismol.” — James Harris, senior editor

There you have it. While the Complex staff remains divided between rose gold and pink, it's evident that regardless of what you call the color, it's got a lot of fans.

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