Apple Prototyped a Jet Black iPhone X

With the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016, Apple debuted a new "Jet Black" color, which was a glossy, shiny finish that was a departure from the standard brushed aluminum finishes of the iPhones that preceded it.

jet black iphone x
Jet Black was unique because of how dark it was in comparison to other "black" and "space gray" finishes at the time. Apple hasn't used the same Jet Black finish for another phone to date, but according to images shared today by leaker Mr. White, Apple tested a Jet Black ‌iPhone‌ X.


The ‌iPhone‌ X was available in a silver color that was close to white and a space gray color that was quite dark, but it was not as dark as the Jet Black color shown off in the prototype photos.

The alleged prototype device does not have an Apple logo or other certification marks, nor a finished camera design, but it is otherwise identical to an ‌iPhone‌ X. It's not clear if Apple will bring back the Jet Black colorway in the future, but Apple has been using a standard black color for the ‌iPhone‌ 11 and 12 models.

Top Rated Comments

gaximus Avatar
39 months ago

Let's be honest, the iPhone X is still the best looking iPhone that Apple has ever made, especially in Silver.
I would really have preferred this Jet Black to the Space Gray we got tho.
I still think the 4/4s where the best form factors of iPhone, followed by the iPhone 12. I just love that squared look.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
39 months ago
jet black iPhone 7 was the best. don't care if it scratched easily. looked great!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
39 months ago

Let's be honest, the iPhone X is still the best looking iPhone that Apple has ever made, especially in Silver.
I would really have preferred this Jet Black to the Space Gray we got tho.
4 & 12 are the best looking iPhones. Hopefully we can all agree that 6 was hands down the worst looking iPhone.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
39 months ago
Let's be honest, the iPhone X is still the best looking iPhone that Apple has ever made, especially in Silver.
I would really have preferred this Jet Black to the Space Gray we got tho.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kalafalas Avatar
39 months ago
I had a Jet Black iPhone 7. Most beautiful iPhone I've had, especially after a year of no case I loved it so much. But man, leave that thing in the sun for .2 seconds and you get a temperature warning. That was a rough summer with no pictures ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
39 months ago

4 & 12 are the best looking iPhones. Hopefully we can all agree that 6 was hands down the worst looking iPhone.
I sometimes think about the 6 and wonder how can Apple have released something so ugly.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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