I’ve never liked iPhones with white bezels. If you’re like me, you’ve probably stayed away from silver and gold casings—even if you really love them—due to their unappealing white front.

With iPhone X, you won’t have to.

According to respected Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities, all iPhone X color options may come with a black faceplate to ensure “better aesthetic design.” If true, this will be a major departure from prior gold and silver casings that are only available with a white faceplate.

iPhone X in Blush Gold mockup via Benjamin Geskin

Painting the face of Apple’s upcoming flagship phone all black makes sense considering all the talk about that cutout at the top of the OLED display (or the notch, as it’s called).

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock the whole summer, the notch is where the front-facing camera, the proximity and ambient light sensors and the new 3D camera sensor will be crammed into because Apple has been unable to hide those parts underneath the display itself.

How apps might embrace the notch concept via Max Rudberg

In his report to clients, obtained by MacRumors, the analyst predicted that all iPhone X colorways—Silver, Black and the new Blush Gold—would come with a front black-coating glass.

“This is in order to conceal the structured light transmitter and receiver, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor for better aesthetic design,” he speculated.

Aside from hiding the notch, which on a white faceplate would stick out like a fly on the weeding cake, I think an all-black face will look just gorgeous on a gold casing.

The report dropped last Saturday but we didn’t want to let it go unnoticed because we think it’s a pretty huge deal that Apple is finally getting rid of white bezels on iPhones .


iPhone X mockup via YouTube creator Marques Brownlee

  • Jay

    Maybe Apple thinks the notch is ugly and intends on hiding it the best they can until the screen is on.

    • Amid Abdul

      If they make the two corner’s backround black, it’ll be basically hidden.

      • Firedomain

        That’s what I’m hoping for. I really dislike all the mock ups that show the notch. Love the black “status bar” look.

  • What are the dimensions of iPhone x? Comparable to current iPhones.

    • Saul Peraza

      About the same I believe. Just that with the iPhone X, since there’s less bezels, that leaves more room for the actual display.

  • James Coulee

    “…and a dark themed UI by default.” 😉

    • askep3

      Maybe smart invert in the beta was just put in to start testing for the iPhone 8

      • Firedomain

        I really hope so. One of the main reasons I jailbreak is because I hate everything being white! Bring on the black!

  • igobythisname

    Good news! A little late but welcomed regardless.

  • igobythisname

    So there won’t be a (red) option at launch? 🙁

  • pnh

    What’s weeding cake?

    • Anonymouse

      It’s something that a fly ‘steeks’ out of. Written by a clunky blogger

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    I can’t believe people are considering paying $1000+ for a phone just to text and browse Twitter. Buffoons.

    • Bill

      I couldn’t be happier with my SE, personally. But to each his own.

    • Rizaldy Chaniago


      • Mikasa Ackerman

        I’ll beat your ass.

      • Rizaldy Chaniago

        with what? your cheap ass..?

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        My shoe up your ass.

      • Rizaldy Chaniago

        wow.. i’m almost scare..

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        I don’t care if you were scared or not. Connor McGregror wasn’t scared to face Floyd, still got his ass kicked.

      • Rizaldy Chaniago
    • Galaxy Life

      Phones are people’s lives these days and people do everything with them from simple talk and text to paying bills with mobile apps or buying things with mobile wallets.

      They’re more computers than they are phones

      • Rizaldy Chaniago

        no need to explain that to him.. he’s too dumb to know that feature exists when he said that bro… 😀

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        Not really.. they are far from my custom built PC with a 1080 ti.. the f*** are you talking about. That phone cannot run BF1 at 100+ frames… Checking your email and texting as simple features that a FREE phone can do LOL…

        They are phones, not computers. How are you going to run a macro based excel file? Please tell me… Thought so…

      • Galaxy Life

        Which do you carry in your pocket?

        It’s true that not everybody wants or needs iPhones and Galaxies so if a $50 boost works for you then more power to you.

        I want a phone that when I pick it up, there’s nothing it can’t do

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        One plus 5

  • Christopher Shaun

    Whats the difference between an ugly white notch and an ugly black one? Its still there to bee seen, especially when using apps. I’m iPhone for life, but Samsung definitely had the better design this year IMO.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Are you a real person, with thoughts and such?

      • Jaleon

        ha! someone with a different opinion than yours must not be a real person right?
        Don’t think I’ll ever buy a samsung, but looking at the front of the S8 vs this notch thing at the top.. I like the samsung design better too.

    • Galaxy Life

      As an S8 user I can tell you that the difference is huge–you’re going to appreciate having a black notch. It fills in and blends easily.

  • Pavel Pacák

    That sucks. I love white front, I always had white/silver iPhones. This might be time to switch to black, because I don’t want different color on back and front.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    New iPhone is shaping up quite nicely. I’m all about a new iPhone every year, this year will be no exception.

  • Sohail Wahab

    That is something I’ve been waiting for, for ages.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I knew they’re gonna come with that decision, putting black front display regardless of color to minimize the cut out on the top of the display. It just makes sense.