Ahead of tomorrow’s media event where Apple will introduce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we actually seem to know more than we generally do from the tight-lipped company ahead of the unveiling of these two products owing to a number of leaks including an accidental one from the company itself today in what can only be called a bit of a SNAFU on someone’s part ahead of tomorrow’s event.
Leaks, rumors, analysts and a veritable rainbow of iPhone 7 color options
While many have suggested that we shouldn’t hold our breath for any major upgrade to the iPhone 6S models when the two iPhone 7s are shown to the world tomorrow, that may turn out to be a bit of a misnomer. It’s expected that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will look quite a bit like its most recent predecessor but without the mess that were those antennae bands. That said, it’s expected that the battery life of the iPhone 7 will be a great upgrade even while powering a considerably faster processor. Additionally, it’s near certain that the iPhone 7 Plus will include Apple’s first dual-lens camera as well as optical stabilization for both models. Lastly, it’s expected that Apple will be releasing the iPhone 7, which will offer the best sound that its iconic handset that has driven the company to the near top of the list in most valuable companies in the world owing to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack that frees up space for resonance chambers.
But let’s talk about the colors available. While I really couldn’t care less, I don’t see myself rocking a rose gold phone anytime soon and a number of people genuinely do care about their phone’s appearance. And I guess you should if you’re laying out nearly $1000 for a non-contract iPhone 7 you should be happy with the phone that will likely be with you for a couple of years if not one of those loyal “fanboys” that upgrade to a new iPhone each and every time Apple releases one.
iPhone 6S colors
Prior to the release of the iPhone 6S, Apple offered Gold, Space Grey and Silver as color options, but added Rose Gold with the unveiling of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
It appears that Apple is ready to ditch its Space Grey offering and get a bit darker with both Piano Black and Dark Black according to photos from the Japanese site MacOtakara. Those photos are purported to have come from one of the many Foxconn factories that assemble Apple’s phones in the south of China.
Unbox Therapy released a video recently that shows a version of the iPhone 7 Plus in a color being called Deep Blue. Additionally, JBL launched a speaker at IFA 2016 that many are saying was designed to match the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the same color.
It doesn’t appear that Apple has any interest in getting rid of the Silver offering that’s been around for awhile and the Gold color introduced with the iPhone 5S should also be made available.
Expect to also see the Rose Gold offering as Apple enjoyed success with that color with the release of the iPhone 6S.
Lastly, there is no chance that Space Grey is going anywhere as it may just be the most iconic of all the iPhone colors after silver and Apple is likely not going to shake that up you wouldn’t think.