Japanese blog Mac Otakara was first to report that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 refresh would include a Space Black Apple Watch-like darker color option replacing the existing Space Gray colorway. Tuesday, Mac Otakara published a pair of photos purportedly showing a claimed iPhone 7 SIM tray in Darth Vader-like glossy black finish said to resemble the exterior of the 2013 Mac Pro. Sources told Mac Otakara that the next iPhone would come in a total of five color choices.
But first, check out the image of the leaked part and see for yourself what the rumored new color option might look like. As mentioned, Mac Otakara thinks the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in five colorways:
- Rose Gold
- Space Gray
- Glossy Black
As for Space Gray, Mac Otakara had originally called for an iPhone 7 in Deep Blue but later amended the article to describe a refreshed Space Gray colorway as “a much darker” variant of the exiting Space Gray that is “close to black, though not quite black.”
Apple will be holding a media event on September 7 at 10am PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The event is widely expected to serve as a launchpad for 2016’s iPhone refresh and a second-generation Apple Watch, with some fans keeping their fingers crossed for a refresh of the Mac notebook and desktop lineup.