Purported Mute switch leak reaffirms rumors of Space Black iPhone 7 model

By , Aug 1, 2016

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A lot of people seem to be excited for the supposed iPhone 7 variant in Space Black, resembling the Space Black stainless steel Apple Watch or the dramatic Darth Vader-like black-clad appearance of the iPhone 5. Dutch publication TechTastic.nl on Monday published a photo of an alleged Mute switch for the next iPhone.

What’s especially interesting about this particular part leak is the part’s finish that strongly suggest—assuming the component is genuine—that the next iPhone will in fact be offered in Space Black.

The publication could not determine the source of the photo.

iDownloadBlog cannot vouch for the veracity of this particular rumor as these things are easily faked, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard talk of a new, much darker appearance for the next iPhone.

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Rumors of an iPhone 7 Space Black variant can be traced back to the Japanese publication Mac Otakara, which originally said Apple is looking to add a deep blue color variant to this year’s iPhone before changing its mind and saying that the hue is going to be closer to a “dark Space Black,” similar to that used for the Apple Watch.

Space Black iPhone 7 concept via Dutch artist Martin Hajek.

Source: TechTastic.nl (Google Translate)

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  • Bugs Bunnay

    Hell yes. A mute switch.

    • Valinor

      Hell yes!

    • A nice black color too, Much better than the black iPhone 5.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Wait a minute my comment got deleted? Am i not able to post my utmost excitement that the upcoming iphone may keep the mute switch rather than lose it??

  • stevefe84

    2016. The year we are excited about mute switches and headphone jacks.
    Thanks Apple.

  • John Smith

    2016 will be the year I’ll switch to Android after 9 years with iOS

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      After using iPhones from 3GS, first time ever I’m looking for a nexus

      • Y2J

        From my experience, you can’t go wrong with a Nexus. I had a Nexus 4 and have used other iterations and several other androids and the Nexus line are definitely my favorite androids.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        This year HTC is making it, can expect premium build quality, built in DAC with nougat on top. Note 7 is a pretty good one but then Touchwiz Sucks big time.

      • Y2J

        I’ve always hated Touchwiz and that’s been the thing that has kept me from any Galaxy phones. HTC Nexus should be top notch

      • Abhijeet Gupta


    • Bugs Bunnay

      Well hey whatever floats your egg john!

  • James G

    10/10 would buy

  • Alberto Espinal

    I don’t mind the color because I always put a case on it, and I bet the majority of people do to protect their investment, I say investment because they are not cheap and we all re-sale them to get the new one

  • Jamessmooth

    c’mon space black with dark mode!

  • S.Curry

    Apple store saying “Sorry we are out of the black iPhones, all we have left are Silver and Gold”

    • Bugs Bunnay

      And pink!

  • Jonathan Ayavar

    Imagine Apple comes out with the space black iPhone with a white screen like in every other new color except for the space gray.