Concept imagines iPhone 7 Plus in rumored new Piano Black and Dark Black finishes

By , Sep 5, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Piano Black AppleArab concept 003

Mac Otakara, a fairly reliable Japanese blog, recently learned that a claimed new Apple Watch-like Space Black color option for the next iPhone it originally described as Deep Blue actually resembles a Darth Vader-like glossy black. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo followed up with a report of its own, describing two new colorways replacing the current Space Gray choice: one called “Dark Black” and the other named “Piano Black”.

Thanks to a new concept created by Arabic blog called, we now have a good idea what an iPhone 7 Plus in the new glossy/matte finishes would look like.

Image top of post is your glossy iPhone 7 Plus. Seen below: a comparison between glossy and matte finishes for the iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 Plus Piano and Dark Black AppleArab concept 001

Here’s a glossy iPhone 7 Plus from another angle.

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And its matte counterpart.

iPhone 7 Plus Dark Black AppleArab concept 002

As mentioned, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted two iPhone 7 case colors: “Dark Black” and “Piano Black”. These new color choices will apparently replace Space Gray which would get removed from the lineup.

Kuo described Piano Black as giving the iPhone 7 a glossy appearance, but cautioned it could only be offered exclusively on high-capacity iPhone 7 models at launch due to low yields. Dark Black would presumably be a matte version of Piano Black.

Assuming both Kuo and Mac Otakara are correct, the iPhone 7 lineup will offer five color choices: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Piano Black and Dark Black.

How do you like this little concept?

And while we’re at it, which of the two new rumored iPhone 7 colorways would you pick, Piano Black (glossy) or Dark Black (matte)?

Source: (Google Translate)

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  • Mark Swain

    The matte finish is beautiful! With 5 different colur choices, I will have a big decision to make!!

    • 5723alex .

      What color of case or battery pack will you use ?

  • Y2J

    It’s really going to be tough deciding what to get!

  • Technocrz!

    I’ll be getting the shiny black to compliment my SS black Apple watch

  • pnh

    Since I always keep my phones in a case it really doesn’t matter but if I didn’t I doubt I would want something shiny which is more likely to be dropped.

  • Jamessmooth

    Wow. Getting those antenna lines out of the way sure makes a big difference. I’m thinking I’ll go with matte black. Piano black looks like it could be fingerprint city.

  • Elias Chao

    I want to marry the matte black one.

  • James G

    This will be a tougher decision than 128GB vs 256GB.