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This could be your first look at the iPhone 7 in Apple’s new black color

Zach Epstein
September 7th, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Truth be told, we’re a little saddened by the recent realization that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus won’t launch in that stunning new blue-gray color we’ve seen floating around. Seriously… how ridiculously hot does this blue iPhone 7 Plus look on video? Word on the street is that Apple at least toyed with the idea of releasing a blue-gray iPhone 7, so perhaps it will revisit the possibility at some point in the future. Until then, it looks like Apple fans have not one but two brand new colors to look forward to when the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are unveiled later today.

In the meantime, a new leaked photo might have just given us out first look at one of two new colors coming to the iPhone 7.

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With just hours to go before Apple takes the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you had to know that one last wave of leaks and rumors would hit the web. Most of the rumors we’ve seen on Wednesday morning have just rehashed things we already know, but one in particular is definitely worth checking out before Apple’s big event kicks off.

A handful of recent reports have suggested that Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be made available in two new colors this year. In addition to silver, gold and rose gold, Apple supposedly has two new shades of black in store. The first is expected to basically be a darker Space Gray, but the second is rumored to be a glossy “piano black” color unlike anything we’ve seen on an aluminum iPhone.

Now, a new leaked photo may have given us our first ever look at the new iPhone 7 color.


Published on Wednesday morning by a Vietnamese gadget blog called, the photo supposedly shows Apple’s new iPhone 7 in a glossy black finish. In addition to the new color seen in the photo, the blog says that Apple’s new iPhones will feature a redesigned flash array with four LED bulbs. Of note, this is the second time this claim has been made.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be unveiled during a press conference on Wednesday and they’re expected to go on sale beginning next Friday, September 16th.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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