Rumour: iPhone 7 may come in Deep Blue color instead of Space Gray

According to the latest rumour on the Internet, Apple will throw in a new color variant for the upcoming iPhone 7 this time and its going to be Deep Blue. Japan’s Macotakara has stated, quoting sources from China’s supply chain, that Apple will go with a Deep Blue color variant for the iPhone 7 instead of the ‘popular’ Space Gray.

Rumour- iPhone 7 may come in deep blue color instead of space gray

Also, the report suggests that the rest of the color variants – Silver, Gold and Rose Gold will be launched for the iPhone 7. However, Apple planning to discontinue the “Space Gray” color, that was introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013 and which also happens to be the most popular color option, should be taken with a pinch of salt. Apple can surely add the “Deep Blue” color variant but we cannot see any reason for Apple to axe the “Space Gray” color variant just yet.

According to previous rumours, Apple will ditch the 16GB storage in favour of a 32GB base storage. Kevin Wang, Director of Market Research at IHS Technology has done “supply chain research” and has found out that 32GB storage and 2GB RAM will be in the new base model.

Apple iPhone 7 renders by GSMArena

Features of Apple iPhone 7

These iPhone 7 renders are actually based on real 3D technical drawings of the device. However, the colors and materials used are not official but inspired from the iPhone 6s. Also, it is to be noted that the buttons, camera placement and all functional parts are in their correct positions since the renders are based on the technical drawings of the device. If we go by the Apple scheme of things, then the actual material (7000-series aluminium and specialized Corning Glass) will also be very similar to the previous generation iPhone.

If you look at the back of the iPhone 7, the most important visual change is that of the new antenna lines. Apple has decided to change the cutouts for the antennas. However, it still exists, in spite of customers hating them since in order to get cellular reception, you need them (no other way). Coming to the rear camera, it will have that bump (annoying though).

The iPhone 7 will be rocking two grilles at the bottom, which was earlier seen on the iPhone 5s, and one grille was used for mic only. However, it was dropped in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in favour of a single tiny mic. Also, bringing both the grilles back can be a sign for the stereo speakers (high time), but we are only assuming here (hope it is true). As expected, the iPhone 7 will also not come with a 3.5 mm audio jack and will instead feature a Smart Connector (possibly).

Also, the iPhone 7 might be waterproof and sport a touch home button (rumoured to be on iPhone 7 Plus as well), but it is not confirmed yet. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (or Pro) in September 2016.

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