The iPhone 7 is available in five colors, more than any other iPhone that preceded it, since Apple introduced two new colors this past fall while eliminating an old one. But that might not satisfy everyone’s needs, especially considering that the Jet Black version scratches and the finish on the matte black models seems to chip off for some people. If the following rumor is true, then there’s reason to be excited. Apple might soon launch an iPhone in a color we haven’t really seen before.
According to Japanese blog Macotakara, which cites a research note from Barclays, Apple might soon launch a red iPhone 7. Some people would rightly point out that Apple has had a red iPhone before, the iPhone 5c, but that was a plastic iPhone.
The same rumor first surfaced a few months ago from Apple’s supply chain, with the same Japanese blog reporting it first.
Apple will supposedly unveil the red iPhone 7 during its iPad event this March. Macotakara also notes that Apple might announce a small but significant update for the iPhone SE as well. Apparently, a 128GB iPhone SE will be released following the show, which might better serve the needs of buyers who aren’t satisfied by the 16GB or 64GB versions that are currently selling in stores. It’s unclear whether the iPhone SE will see any other upgrades or price changes this year.
The red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE should be available soon after their official announcement, if this rumor pans out. The report notes that a brand new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will also be unveiled at the show, but it won’t hit stores until sometime in May. The 10.5-inch iPad is expected by some to join new 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, while other reports have stated that it may replace the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and be roughly the same size, but with smaller bezels around a screen that occupies more of the tablet’s face.