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Video Depicts iPhone 7 Mockups in Gold, Rose Gold, and 'Space Black'

Another video has emerged online showing probable mockups of iPhone 7 units, but this time viewers are given a better idea of what the new handset might look like in three colors that Apple may offer this September.

The video was posted to YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone yesterday and shows the iPhone 7 in Rose Gold, Gold, and what the titling calls "Space Black".

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The mockups depict the now familiar design expectations such as protruding camera, repositioned antenna bands, and no headphone jack, but it's the "Space Black" reference that stands out as a curiosity this time around.

Rumors in June pointed to the possibility that Apple was readying a darker variant of its traditional Space Grey color, described by one source as "close to black, though not quite black". This so-called "new, darker shade" was thought to more closely resemble the look of the "space black" stainless steel Apple Watch, which is darker than the "space gray" aluminum Apple Watch Sport.

However, earlier this month, alleged photographs of Apple's proposed iPhone 7 colorways stuck to showing the company's typical four variants of Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.


The "Space Black" variant depicted in the latest video does look darker than a typical iPhone 6s Space Grey unit, but the poor lighting makes identification a guessing game, and it could be just as likely that the unusual naming convention is simply a botched amalgam of previous rumors.

On the other hand, Apple has used different shades of "space gray" and "black and slate" across its device lineups over the years. The iPhone 6s and iPad Pro, for example, each have a lighter shade of "space gray" compared to the iPhone 5s and original iPad Air respectively.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be officially unveiled by Apple in the fall. In addition to the aforementioned features, the smartphones are expected to have faster Apple A10 processors, 32GB of base storage, improved waterproofing, and faster LTE and Wi-Fi.

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9 months ago
Jesus, who would have thought that those white bands can get even more ugly than on the 6/6s just by placing them somewhere else?
Rating: 34 Votes
9 months ago

LOL, it can't be more unappealing than iPhone 6s.


Challenge accepted.

Rating: 31 Votes
9 months ago
I think this is the least appealing design in iPhone's history and I very seldom criticise Apple's design.

Really hope we see a return to glass for the following release.
Rating: 21 Votes
9 months ago
Well, if all the recent images are real\close to the real thing, at least I'll be saving a ton of cash this year when I don't upgrade.

Man, I hate to say it, but since Steve is gone, Apple is doing nothing to innovate, change, or excite. Been an avid Apple maniac since "1984", and I must say I'm getting more and more tempted to start looking elsewhere.
Rating: 17 Votes
9 months ago
Those antenna lines...

I hated the antenna lines on the 6 and 6s; I hate these ones even more. They look like bandaid plasters; incredibly tacky-looking.

What has happened to Apple's design? Has Ive retired or just lost his touch?

The guiding hand of Steve Jobs is sorely missed.
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago
When the first pictures of the iPhone 5 came out, I thought it was a step-back compared to the iPhone 4 design-wise, when looking at the fine details. The iPhone 4's camera hole was aligned with perfect symmetry in mind. Look at how the curve of the camera hole is equidistant from that of the phone's edge. One can tell Steve was very much around at that time. This kind of subtlety is what made Apple what it is (or isn't?) today.

At that time, I thought the iPhone 5's camera hole was somewhat sloppy in comparison.



Man, how much I did not see the slope waiting ahead...

Rating: 12 Votes
9 months ago
I've had almost every iPhone since the original and have always appreciated the design, but the wheels of the design wagon fell off starting with the iPhone 6 and later. I handled a galaxy s7/edge this weekend and wow, that is one nice piece of hardware/design. How come Samsung, Motorola, hauwei, LG etc can put together a phone with premium materials without obvious, ugly antenna lines and still get good reception?
Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago
Of all the 3 the space black one looks the best. Ugly antenna lines are ugly.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago
I don't think "space black" is the best name for this color. "Light polluted night sky" is more like it. Why can't we get a proper black? Shades of grey is not black.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago
I have said it before and I will say it again, Tim Cook has outlived his term as CEO. Apple has stagnated
Rating: 9 Votes

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