Recent Parts Leak Suggests ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 Rumors Won’t Be Dying Down Soon

Recent Parts Leak Suggests ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 Rumors Won't Be Dying Down Soon
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Back towards the end of June, 2016, we originally reported that Apple might be mulling the idea of replacing its generations-old ‘Space Gray’ iPhone, with a considerably sleeker, more modernized ‘Jet Black’ — which, within just a few short weeks, became known among Apple fans, foes, and aficionados the world over as ‘Space Black’.

If you’ll recall correctly, in the weeks after that original rumor surfaced, we even got to see a vivid mockup of this sexy new blacked-out iPhone 7 in action!

And while — as typically tends to be the case with a lot of these “in-the-moment” stories — that otherwise exciting news was essentially here one day, and all but forgotten the next, this rumor about a black iPhone 7 appears as if its unwilling to die down without a fight.

Over the weekend, it was reported by AppleInsider that a few somewhat questionable images surfaced — which, as you can kind of see, allegedly depict what sources say is a mute button intended for one of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 handsets in ‘Space Black.’


The images were posted to Twitter by user @the_malignant, prior to being scooped up by AppleInsider. And while not a lot of information was provided by the leakers, they did confirm with the latter that “the part comes from the same company supplying SIM slots for the new iPhone.”

To be fair, this certainly isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a black iPhone touching down this fall — not to mention, black isn’t the only new color we’ve heard about circulating the rumor mill!

However, although recent reports have tended to conflict, this is but the latest in a long string that, collectively, suggest Apple very well may be planning another big shake-up on the color spectrum.

Not only would the Cupertino-company’s transition to a ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 put the handset amongst a growing consortium of devices — such as Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and 4th generation TV — released in deep black hues in recent years, but such a move would be the first-of-its-kind to ornament iPhone since the 5 back in 2012.

Sure, the iPhone 5 and 5s of 2012 and 2013, respectively, featured slight shades of pure black around the edges; however, Apple originally reported that it had no choice but to switch over to the Space Gray that we now know, simply because black, for reasons unknown, was reportedly too difficult to apply and the paint often chipped.

Of course, given the success of the Rose Gold iPhone 6s, perhaps it’s not such a bad idea if Apple actually does decide to bring a new iPhone color to the table this fall.

Only time will tell — however, in the interim, at least we have plenty of incessant rumors like these to give us “lovers of the dark” hope, right?

What say you, fellow iPhone fans? Are you looking forward to the potential of a ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 this year? Let us know in the comments!

Featured Photo Martin Hajek

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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