Sketchy Rumor Says Apple Will Add 'Deep Blue' Color for iPhone 7, Drop 'Space Gray'

deepblueiphoneApple is planning to introduce a "Deep Blue" color option to replace the Space Gray color option for the upcoming iPhone 7, according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The new color will stand alongside the already available Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.

Mac Otakara says Apple plans to discontinue the "Space Gray" color, which was introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. The lighter shade replaced the darker slate black used on the iPhone 5. The color has since found its way to other Apple products, like the iPad Air, iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook.

The Cupertino company has steadily added color options to its iPhone lineup. In 2008, Apple debuted a white color option alongside the black iPhone 3G. The company later renamed the white option Silver with the iPhone 5s, which also saw the debut of the Gold color option. Most recently, Apple added the Rose Gold option with the iPhone 6s.

The report also says the iPhone 7 will keep the same LCD glass surface that current iPhone models employ. This corroborates an earlier report saying that no major display upgrades are expected until 2017, when Apple switches to OLED.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 this September, with recent rumors suggesting the new iPhone will have a design similar to that of both the iPhone 6 and 6s and more radical changes coming to the 2017 iPhone. However, the iPhone 7 may not include a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additional features for the iPhone 7 could include a faster A10 chip, waterproofing, adjusted antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi chips and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Brad9893 Avatar
104 months ago
I highly, highly doubt this rumor. Space Grey seems to be a very popular color, too.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
104 months ago
Yes! I love blue. Take my MONEY!!

Also, I doubt they'll drop the space gray option.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ovo6 Avatar
104 months ago
Why would they drop the most selling iPhone lmao
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmichaelb Avatar
104 months ago
I really doubt they drop space grey. They added it to the iPad and MacBook lines. This just seems way out of left field.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dampfnudel Avatar
104 months ago
I'm not surprised Apple will be introducing a new color for the iPhone 7, how else will people know at a quick glance that you have the latest iPhone?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Treq Avatar
104 months ago
What the hell is wrong with black?! Bring back black!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)