Apple’s space gray color option for iPhone could return to a darker shade, closer to black with the upcoming “iPhone 7,” according to a new report. The color is said to be “Space Black”.
As per the reports of AppleInsider, Apple is expected to offer the “iPhone 7” in a “much darker color” than the current space gray option found on the iPhone 6s series. This darker shade of iPhone will be close to black, though not quite black.
Apple previously offered the iPhone 5 in a black and slate color that was much darker than the current space gray options. Space gray was first introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. Though Apple uses the same space gray branding for different products, the color is far from consistent. For example, the space gray found on the Apple Watch Sport is a darker shade than the Series 7000 aluminum used on the space gray iPhone 6s.
Apple also offers a “space black” stainless steel Apple Watch, which itself is darker than the space gray sport model. In addition to space black, the iPhone lineup also comes in silver, gold, and rose gold. It’s expected that all four of those colors will remain for the next-generation “iPhone 7.”
Rumors and parts leaks point to a largely unchanged chassis design, expected to ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Internally, the device is rumored to have an upgraded “A10” processor, a 256-gigabyte storage tier, and an all-new dual-lens camera system for the larger “iPhone 7 Plus” variant.
Apple is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone in September alongside the release of iOS 10.
Source: Apple Insider