New Mockup Shows What the Rumored 'Space Black' iPhone 7 Plus Might Look Like

A new set of iPhone 7 images have emerged online, this time showing a mockup of the larger-screened, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus in Space Black (via TechTastic). Earlier in the year, a sketchy rumor hinted that Apple might be introducing a "Deep Blue" color option in the 2016 iPhone lineup, but more recent reports have clarified that "Deep Blue" will ultimately be a darker version of the current Space Gray, now depicted in today's pictures.

Although the Space Black images fall largely in line with recent mockups and image leaks for the iPhone 7, there are a few inconsistencies. The dual-lens camera bump on the iPhone appears slightly less raised than previous depictions of the back of the iPhone 7, and the mockup designates the model as an "S" edition, which has been lacking from any previous reports and remains an unlikely moniker given the name schemes of the current generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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The pictures also include a Smart Connector on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, which, at best, has been an inconsistent rumor leading up to the launch of the new iPhone next month. More recently, mockups and image leaks have leaned more towards Apple's decision to not include the Smart Connector in the iPhone 7. The feature could also be specific to the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus, or a third "Pro" model.

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Elsewhere, the Space Black variant keeps up with rumors of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will look like: no 3.5 mm headphone jack, two speakers (one likely to be cosmetic), and rearranged antenna bands on the back. Apple might be preparing an all-new, flush Home Button on the next-generation iPhone devices as well. But, like most image leaks, it's hard to be certain in the new pictures whether the Home Button is a new, pressure-sensitive option or just the traditional physical switch.

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The new pictures follow a collection of high-resolution photos of a Gold mockup of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that were posted last week. Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7, with pre-orders beginning on September 9 and a potential launch one week later on September 16.

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TurboPGT! Avatar
102 months ago
Big fan of this. Haters go home.
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OT2000 Avatar
102 months ago
Looks like it's made from recycled Darth Vader parts.
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yesjam Avatar
102 months ago
While this is certainly a nice colour, no colour makes up for the rest of the awful rumours surrounding this doomed phone.
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JM Avatar
102 months ago
It's still grey.
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69Mustang Avatar
102 months ago
Am I the only one looking at a dark gray phone? :confused: The Apple logo and the antenna bands may be black, but that phone is one of the 50 shades of gray.:D:p

/I'll see myself out.
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smacrumon Avatar
102 months ago
Glossy! Why Apple got rid of a black iPhone I'll never understand. It just makes sense.

I'd love to see a truely white color too, not just a silver back. These things are anodized, so theoretically any color would be possible.

Likes: black color
Dislikes: antenna bands, protruding camera, smart connector dots

Side note: iPad mini 4 wifi in my opinion is the gold standard in terms of beautiful clean design. No antenna bands, no protruding camera (not even an unnecessary ring around the camera module), no smart connector dots.



Perfection in the simplicity of the design.
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