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

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    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'
     
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    Hopefully this will look closer to the space gray of the iPhone 5.
     
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    Yes! I love blue. Take my MONEY!!

    Also, I doubt they'll drop the space gray option.
     
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    I hope it will have a black glass front panel option. I prefer back front than white one.
     
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    I highly, highly doubt this rumor. Space Grey seems to be a very popular color, too.
     
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    I really doubt they drop space grey. They added it to the iPad and MacBook lines. This just seems way out of left field.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm pretty sure there was a white iPhone 3GS. Get your story straight, MR.
     
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    That just looks cheap. I thought they decided the colorful idea of the 5c didn't work.
     
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    I'm not surprised Apple will be introducing a new color for the iPhone 7, how else will people know at a quick glance that you have the latest iPhone?
     
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    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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    This reminds me a bit of the time that I saw a mockup of a rose gold iPhone with a black screen assembly. Mmm.
     
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    Adding a dark blue option is fine, but it does not need to be at the cost of Space Gray. It's time we have two dark as well as two light options to choose from.
     
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    Once you go blue, you know you have to call doctor.
     
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    What the hell is wrong with black?! Bring back black!
     
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    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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    Apple wants you to have a "Apple color" MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. no way they are breaking that chain.
     
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    Black front silver back with solid black bands...throwback to the first iPhone.

    Oh and this rumor is obviously false.
     
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