Sketchy Rumor Says Apple Will Add 'Deep Blue' Color for iPhone 7, Drop 'Space Gray'


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is planning to introduce a "Deep Blue" color option to replace the Space Gray color option for the upcoming iPhone 7, according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The new color will stand alongside the already available Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.

Mac Otakara says Apple plans to discontinue the "Space Gray" color, which was introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. The lighter shade replaced the darker slate black used on the iPhone 5. The color has since found its way to other Apple products, like the iPad Air, iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook.

The Cupertino company has steadily added color options to its iPhone lineup. In 2008, Apple debuted a white color option alongside the black iPhone 3G. The company later renamed the white option Silver with the iPhone 5s, which also saw the debut of the Gold color option. Most recently, Apple added the Rose Gold option with the iPhone 6s.

The report also says the iPhone 7 will keep the same LCD glass surface that current iPhone models employ. This corroborates an earlier report saying that no major display upgrades are expected until 2017, when Apple switches to OLED.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 this September, with recent rumors suggesting the new iPhone will have a design similar to that of both the iPhone 6 and 6s and more radical changes coming to the 2017 iPhone. However, the iPhone 7 may not include a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additional features for the iPhone 7 could include a faster A10 chip, waterproofing, adjusted antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi chips and more.

Article Link: Sketchy Rumor Says Apple Will Add 'Deep Blue' Color for iPhone 7, Drop 'Space Gray'


macrumors 68000
Jul 28, 2012
I'm normally slow to agree with new colors as Apple adds them, but I'll be honest--that dark blue looks pretty sick. However, I have a hard time imagining Apple dropping their "black" (space gray) color option. The iPhone has been available in black since its inception. I have a hard time seeing Apple dropping a color option that has been available since the first-ever iPhone.


macrumors 68000
Oct 12, 2015
Don't care. I never buy black iPhone... All my iPhones, iPod and iPads are in either gold or silver. I hate Black phone because it shows finger print easily and o cannot handle this.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 29, 2010
no black and now possibly no space grey... deep blue just isn't the same as the before mentioned colors, oh well...
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macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2009
I have felt since rose gold came out that blue would be added next. I'm sure space grey won't go away though. If blue does come out I'll likely get it.
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macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2013
Black front silver back with solid black bands...throwback to the first iPhone.

Oh and this rumor is obviously false.