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Apple will offer a new "dark blue" model in its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, according to a new report today.

iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue concept via EverythingApplePro/Max Weinbach

Hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims that a dark blue iPhone color will be available "for the first time" in addition to several new features and specification upgrades coming to Apple's smartphone lineup.
In addition to adding a dark blue model, for the first time, into the iPhone family products, Apple also brings a number of specification upgrades to new iPhones, including camera modules, displays and communications modules.
The claim adds another voice to early rumors regarding the iPhone 12 lineup and new colors becoming available.

XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach claimed in January that at least one of the iPhone 12 models will come with a new navy blue finish. Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish that Apple debuted for iPhone 11 Pro models last year. Weinbach has accurately revealed a new iPhone color in the past.

Another rumor suggests the iPhone 12 models could come in light blue, violet, and light orange, among other colors.

Today's color tidbit appears in a report concerning the projected global shipments of Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, which are expected to reach 63-68 million in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes Research.

If accurate, the figure would present a reduction of over 5 million units compared to the number of units Apple shipped a year earlier for the iPhone 11 lineup. The projection factors in an expected lag of four to six weeks for volume production and a later official launch of new iPhone models compared to years past.

Apple last month confirmed that its "‌iPhone‌ 12" launch will be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and restrictions on travel. Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later," suggesting a release sometime in October.

Multiple rumors indicated the new ‌iPhone‌ won't launch on time due to development and production delays, as well as reports on delays from Apple suppliers like Broadcom and Qualcomm. DigiTimes has previously claimed Apple could target a phased iPhone launch, citing supply chain sources.

Apple is expected to offer four iPhones in three different sizes this year: A 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌, a 6.7-inch ‌iPhone‌, and two 6.1-inch iPhones. One 6.1-inch model and the 6.7-inch model will be higher-end iPhones, while the other 6.1-inch ‌iPhone‌ and the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ will be lower-end models and successors to the ‌iPhone 11‌.

The report otherwise reiterates rumors about Apple's top-end 6.7-inch model, including the addition of a time-of-flight 3D camera similar to the LiDAR scanner seen in the 2020 iPad Pro, and a rear camera featuring sensor-shift optical image stabilization technology in the ultra-wide lens. Sensor-shift technology allows the optical image stabilization to be applied to the camera sensor, rather than the individual lenses.

Article Link: iPhone 12 to Come in 'Dark Blue' Color Option


macrumors G3
Sep 12, 2017
Sunnyvale, CA
That Dark blue is gorgeous! And its the one i'll be getting.

iPhone 12 pro - Navy blue. Ready to pre-order.
If the new color is really “navy blue”, it will be much darker than that render. There’s nothing remotely Navy Blue in that iPhone render except maybe the darkest blue of that wallpaper.
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macrumors 603
Apr 2, 2008
New York.
Finally!!! Been waiting for a dark blue flagship for years Lol.

The white/silver since 2017 has been pretty undefeated, but I am 1000% getting this premium blue.
...I've heard that before...

Yo same, but if they can do that random green last year, they can do blue this year.
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macrumors 68020
Jun 18, 2014
If the new color is really “navy blue”, it will be much darker than that render. There’s nothing remotely Navy Blue in that iPhone render except maybe the darkest blue of that wallpaper.
There's no way we could know how the new color will look like. Nobody guessed the green last year, it ended up looking dark grey most of the time lol we didn't know it would be that dark/muted.
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Jul 25, 2016
And if the rumours are on the money, no 120Hz ProMotion or change to the notch. Looks like it's gonna be the 11S (which was already pretty much the XSS) with squared edges and a new color. New innovative features? Nah, let's just dump the AC plug and EarPods and call it a day. Brilliant, Tim.


macrumors 68040
Jul 16, 2014
Love the color, not sure I'm going to upgrade my Xs but if I had the option to buy it Blue I'd take it.
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