Apple’s OLED-based iPhone 8 could be offered in four color finishes when it launches later this year, including a mirror-like reflective version which hasn’t been used for iPhones before, prolific smartphone leaker Benjamin Geskin said on Twitter this weekend.

He learned this interesting tidbit from one of his sources. By comparison, iPhone 7 is offered in six distinct colorways: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black and (PRODUCT)RED.

Geskin has been leaking information about Apple’s 2017 iPhones for moths, but his track record in the Apple rumor business has yet to be established so treat his latest claim with skepticism. He shared an image of an iPhone 6s in a third-party reflective case, seen top of post, to illustrate what the new color option for iPhone 8 might look like.

iPhone in Canada asked veteran leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, who has a reliable track record, to comment on Geskins’ tweet. He said that this particular rumor could have originated from widely available Chinese clones.

Hemmerstoffer also called out Geskin publicly, saying he shouldn’t be taking credit for so-called “leaks” discovered publicly on Chinese social media. In fact, Hemmerstoffer, who runs the OnLeaks account on Twitter, told the publication that Geskin lifted one of his first iPhone 8 dimensions leaks and passed it on as his own with a watermark.

At any rate, iPhone 8 wouldn’t be the first phone to include a reflective finish.

That crown belongs to Sony, which made two phones with a mirror-like finish: Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia XZ Premium. The Xiaomi 6 phone also includes a mirror-like color option..

Four distinct colors for Apple’s flagship phone seems a lot if you consider a recent report from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who predicted iPhone 8 would offer fewer casing colors than the iPhone 7s/Plus models to “maintain its boutique image”.

Thoughts?

  • Virus

    If it’s like the back of the old iPods than no thanks thats a scratch magnet

  • This was horrible on iPod Touches. It would get scratched to hell in days. Hopefully this is just a rumor.

    • Jay

      It was a piece of metal on the ipod touch. It would most likely be glass thia time around. Not 100% resistant to scratches but will mostly happen a lot less.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    This kid Geskin first said the iPhone 8 will have a full screen display with only a cutout for earpiece and all sensors will be hidden. Then he said that there’s a weird cutout at the top. He said the sensor will be embedded in the screen and now he says it’s not in the screen. My point is why is media even covering this person who’s just speeding baseless rumours. Like why.

  • Wilhelm Roentgen

    Why do “moths” need to know leaked information about Apple’s 2017 iPhones? Lol

    …i need a life

  • @dongiuj

    “Geskin has been leaking information about Apple’s 2017 iPhones for moths”…
    I wonder how many moths he got for leaking all the info!

    • Jay

      Facts show 2017 moths!!!

  • Smeltn

    I just want to know what case they are using in this photo