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iPhone 7 Case Molds Lack Rumored ‘Dark Space Gray’ Option in New Photo

Alleged photographs of the upcoming iPhone 7 have been popping up online for a few months now, and today Apple news and reviews site Macitynet [Google Translate] has shared one, showing off what the handset will look like in Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, and Silver. Following in the footsteps of previous images, the new photo doesn't contribute anything new to the iPhone 7 rumor mill, but it does fall in line with a few design expectations of previous reports.

The picture is said to be of a mold for the iPhone 7, used by case manufacturers ahead of the smartphone's launch to prepare exact measurements for third-party accessories, so it's hard to use today's image as definitive proof of color options for Apple's new iPhone line.

Still, the rumored Dark Space Gray version of the iPhone -- which many believed would help drum up interest in an otherwise fairly slight update year -- isn't included in the new picture, suggesting Apple could keep on with the traditional four colorways, similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, it is also possible that Dark Space Gray could be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus or “Pro" (presumably not shown in today's images).

iPhone 7 colorways
Hardware wise, the iPhone 7's larger camera is again included in the new design molds, appearing nearly identical to a clear shot of the new iPhone posted by French site Nowhereelse.fr earlier in the week. The more substantial, sloping camera is expected to be a major selling point of the iPhone 7, while its 5.5-inch alternative is expected to get an even more beefed-up dual-lens camera with a pill-shaped enclosure, which could put it on the level of some DSLR cameras.

The iPhone 7's antenna bands are also moved in the image, yet again adding confirmation to one of the new iPhone line's longest-running rumors that Apple will redesign the bands so they no longer cut across the top and bottom of the device's backside. As in most other renderings and image leaks, the bands are now lying along the edges of the rear of the iPhone 7.

No Smart Connector is visible on the rear of the top-most Rose Gold iPhone 7 mold, but the image doesn't provide a bottom edge view to corroborate the most popular rumor surrounding the iPhone 7: its potential lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple is expected to finally divulge information about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus during a keynote in September, the traditional iPhone announcement month, so it won't be too long before we know even more about the handsets leading up to their launch.

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35 months ago

I just wanted a drastic new design without waiting until 2017... is that too much to ask for?

Me too - I'll skip this one & stick with my 6 for yet another year!

Anyway more to the point, why are we discussing iPhones on Pokemonrumors.com
Rating: 39 Votes
35 months ago
To be honest, it doesn't really look like the 3.5 mm jack is present. Usually it is visible from this angle.



compared to this:

Rating: 26 Votes
35 months ago
Why would dark space grey be exclusive to the plus/pro that is just ridiculous sorry lol
Rating: 16 Votes
35 months ago
Will buy the real iPhone 7 next year.
Rating: 14 Votes
35 months ago
Ew. That camera hump tho.
Rating: 14 Votes
35 months ago

Why would dark space grey be exclusive to the plus/pro that is just ridiculous sorry lol


To make people spend more money if they like that color?
Rating: 13 Votes
35 months ago
I just wanted a drastic new design without waiting until 2017... is that too much to ask for?
Rating: 12 Votes
35 months ago
Sorry, but the Mark III iPhone 6 is just plain ugly.
What a terrible "designer" Ives is; he's grown lazy, unimaginative and is overall just truly past it.
Penny-pinching Tim is no better.
The best hope for Apple would be for the 2 of them to be strapped to the outside of Elon Musk's next rocket and blasted into space.
Rating: 12 Votes
35 months ago
I need matte black in my life.
Rating: 12 Votes
35 months ago

With what seems like four new iPhone 7 rumors being published every week, by the time September rolls around, we'll be so sick and tired and bored of looking at the thing, the official unveiling will undoubtedly be a let down.

That's what you get when you sneak around, snooping in closets before Christmas time... No surprise on the big day.

Kinda takes the fun out of it.


Quite the opposite is true I think - if this design was revealed as the iPhone 7 and no-one had seen it we'd all (aside from the serious fanboys) be completely underwhelmed.

What Apple has managed well with these leaks in recent years is to control the 5 stages of grief with early leaks of all the ugly/boring "features" such as camera bumps, antenna bands, same old colour options etc. -

1. Denial: "That can't be the iPhone 7, you'll see when it comes out, obviously a render! Fools!"

2. Anger: "If that's the iPhone 7 I'm outta here, FFS what's Jony Ive doing?? All those billion$!"

3. Bargaining: "It'll be ok as long as they put a bigger battery in it, if they make it thicker and remove the bump..."

4. Depression: "It looks like this is it, may as well keep my iPhone 5 for another year, Apple are nothing without Jobs"

5. Acceptance: "Ah well, it's not that bad, the camera will be better and the new processor will be faster, it's ok!"
Rating: 12 Votes

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